Diagnosing and Treating Vitamin B12 Deficiency
available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjyAeOLyKM
Vitamin B12 deficiency can look like many things—multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism and others. It often goes undiagnosed. Often it is identified only after a long string of misdiagnoses. According to the Framingham Offspring study, about forty percent of Americans may have suboptimal levels of vitamin B12. It is needed in only small amounts compared to other vitamins which might lead some to think it is not very important. B12 is necessary for the health of all DNA and insufficient levels cause neurological problems, such as a tendency to irrational anger. So yes, it is kind of important.
This vitamin is hard to digest and several things make it even harder. Nitrous oxide neutralizes B12. Common medications that block B12 include metformin (diabetes drug), acid suppressants, oral birth control pills, chemotherapy drugs and statin (cholesterol) drugs. High folic acid increases the need for B12.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is widespread because most people, including doctors, don’t know about it. If left to progress too far, there is no known way to reverse the damage. Raised awareness would save a lot of people a lot of grief and this video does that so my thumb is UP. The video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjyAeOLyKM.🖨️ Print post