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B-12 - The Hidden Story

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Cort, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. dog8food

    dog8food

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    I've been on the b12 protocol for a few weeks now. For about 5 days I've nearly completely lost my sense of taste. There's a constant sour and nearly metallic taste in the back of my tongue. Has anyone else experienced this? Wonder if I should stop?
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I think I've answered my own question - I've found a new thread called Active B12 Protocol Basics that Freddd started in May 2011 which presumably is the updated protocol. Thanks, Freddd, for providing all this info!

    UK people - I've been googling to find UK suppliers of the specific brands that Freddd mentions (which he emphasises are very important) and have found an online company called The Big Vit Shop (classy!) that specialises in supplying high-quality food supplements from the US, including a lot of the ones Freddd names.
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    I lost my taste for chocolate! And juiced greens (very spicy) were incredibly delicious for a few weeks. Now (week 8) it's all back to normal.
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Freaky! I'd hate to swap chocolate for greens in the long term! :eek::eek::eek:
  5. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    I'm looking into sources for the Freddd's list of supplements. I see he recommends (any brand) Vits A&D from fish oil - 10,000 of Vit A and whatever level of Vit D is provided with it (usually 400, 800 or 1200). I've got a few questions:

    1. Am I right in thinking that the unit here is IU, not micrograms? According to Wikipedia the recommended upper limit to protect against toxicity is 3,000 micrograms or 10,000 IU.

    2. I eat salmon some days. Should I not take a fish oil supplement on the days that I do (not just the Vit A/D one but the Omega 3 one as well)?

    3. Having looked at a lot of UK websites the only fish oil sources of Vits A&D are cod liver oil, not fish body oil. Should I be worried about mercury?
  6. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Another question! How many mg of calcium & magnesium should I be looking for in my calcium/magnesium supplement?
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    Red04 Senior Member

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    You may want to read this thread before you dig through "b12 - The hidden story" as it seems things have changed:

    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/show...in-inducing-deficiency-called-quot-ddtox-quot

    I think between active b12 protocol, b12- the hidden story, and the link above, you should get most of it.
  8. Red04

    Red04 Senior Member

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    FREDDD would be best to answer this. From what I have put together, they aren't a sensitive variable in the equation. My wife takes calcium 600 and magnesium 250.
  9. topaz

    topaz Senior Member

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    Sasha

    I'll share what I know:

    Vit A: the upper limit and caution surrounding Vit A toxicity is based on trials using synthetic Vit A (palmitate). Hence its best to use natural vitamin A and Freddd's source of Vit A via fish oil (cod liver oil, CLO, is the best and most common source) is appropriate provided that the vitamin A "added" back into the fish oil/CLO is not the synthetic type, which it often is. Choose your fish oil well. Look at Carlson's, Garden of Life olde World or Quantum Nutrition.

    Alternately, you could try a Vitamin A/D supplement which uses shark or halibut liver oil (Natural Factors Halibut Liver Oil contains only natural Vit A; Now Foods Shark Liver Oil; other Now Foods Vit A which are derived from fish liver - I think there are about 3).

    An excellent source of Vitamin A is liver (lamb or cow). I have this once a week to ensure I have enough natural vitamin A. I dont mind the taste, some do. It is very medicinal. Try to only source organic/grass fed offal. Its not expensive as its not in high demand!!

    On the days that eat liver, I skip my Vit A (refer below about Omega 3).

    Omega 3: Personally, I still take Omega 3 even on fish consumption days. You cannot really take too much but skipping on fish days would not harm either.

    Only Vit A should be skipped on liver consumption days.

    Mercury: You can buy brands of Omega 3 that are mercury free. I'd suggest this as a precaution. Its not much more expensive.

    Omega 3 typically is sourced from fish body. Fish oils containing A&D will always contain fish liver as that is where it is stored (a la cow/lamb liver). CLO provides both Omega 3 and A&D (again, ensure that you are getting natural Vit A).

    Calcium/Magnesium: Most people take too much calcium and not enough magnesium. MAgnesium is also required for methylation. The type of calcium and magnesium are very important as many forms are not bio-available (ie cannot be absorbed). It shocking that most commercial vitamin producers use magnesium oxide which is not bio avail. Look for magnesium in glycinate, tuarate or citrate forms.

    Also, magnesium is absorbed well transdermally. There are magnesium oils on the market which I have not tried but I do try to have an EPSOM salt bath (around 2 cups and soak for at least 15 mins) a couple of times a week and this really does help. Epsom salts are made of magnesium sulphate and have been shown via a scientific trial to improve the level of serum magnesium.

    On a post somewhere here Rich stated the magnesium/B6 connection and the importance of taking these two together.
  10. Freddd

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    Hi Rockt,

    The 50mg sublingual doses, equivalent to about 7.5-12.5mg injected, is sufficient to cause a CNS response AFTER the body has reached an equilibrium at which an increase causes no additional response. The CNS response is DIFFERENT for adb12 and for mb12. Both are far more subtle than body reactions and are only slightly noticeable generally, and then only if the person has a depressed CSF/CNS level despite a high body level. Some response to adb12 or mb12 and some to each. As they are different the most information is gained by doing each separately. I can repeat the mb12 twice a day with a separate response each time, but not 3x per day as equilibrium is reached with that. I can repeat the adb12 once each month or two only or there is no response. Metafolin may be needed to have any response. If you are in a state of folate deficiency the dose of b12 will make no difference. Metafolin helps you retain more of the b12 for longer.


    or do you just stuff 10 sublinguals between your cheek and gum and see what happens?

    Basically. I start with 5 and add the other 5 over the first hour. The whole things takes about 3+ hours. The mb12 and adb12 can be done on successive days. I have performed that trial with Country life several times and I did once with Source Naturals immediately after switching, too soon to detect anything but a differential effect. I will repeat after a couple of months on the Source Naturals to see if the smaller doses are effective. Then a few days after the source Naturals 50mg I will do the Country Life to see if there is a differential effect. If there is, I will know that the Source Naturals isn't as effective for some reason. Right now I don't know if the Source Naturals will work or not. I know that the Country Life can work.
  11. Rockt

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    Thanks Freddd, I'll let you know how it goes.

    Wanted to ask a couple of other things: 1. AOR Advanced B-Complex seems to make me very tired, like how a normal person feels when they are very tired, (not the "tired, but wired feeling of CFS). I think it actually helps with sleep too, but I don't like the tiredness - trying to be LESS tired.

    Also, Source Naturals AB12 seems to give me a tired feeling, but not quite like the AOR B-Complex. And here's something weird - I've had foamy urine for a year or so, (almost always); had it tested and it came back normal; I walked a bit further on Sunday, (45-50 minutes, instead of the 25-30 minutes I've been working up to - long story, but I didn't intentiaonally set out to increase the time this rapidly), and I seem to have crashed. So I tried taking extra Ab12, (Source Naturals), thinging it might "recharge" the mitochondria. I took 2 in the morning yesterday and 2 in the afternoon. It didn't help, but strangely, my urine was far less foamy. Didn't take any today and the foamy urine is back.

    Love to hear your thoughts on this.
  12. JPV

    JPV Senior Member

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    I've had the same exact issue with foamy urine. I was afraid that it was a kidney problem. After being on this b12 protocol for awhile it seems to have gone away. My guess is that the foamy urine has something to do with protein in the blood. I wonder if this could be from leaky gut issues where undigested food particles enter the blood stream. If this is the case, then I suppose that the B12 may help to repair some digestive issues.
  13. Rockt

    Rockt Senior Member

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    Interesting JPV, thanks for weighing in. I fear the kidney issue too, but as I said, my tests came back fine, (twice). I definitely have digestive issues, but with a low carb, high fat, high protein diet and betaine HCL, it's better. Hopefully the B12 will help further.

    Oh, I should also mention that I had a live blood analysis done about a year ago and there were undigested proteins in my blood, (along with yeast).
  14. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Can anyone point me to the thread number that details Fredd's latest protocol ie. without folic acid. thanks
  15. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Hi mary - it's here.
  16. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Thanks, topaz and redo, for your replies - very helpful, and I've ordered my vits! Sorry it has taken me a few days to respond - I got a bit disoriented with the forums being down over the weekend.
  17. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Thanks for that Sasha. I did order some of the supplements last year but having amalgams out has floored me,I couldn't start it and now some of them are out of date:( So a good time to get going on some new ones.
  18. JPV

    JPV Senior Member

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    Yeah, this seems to pretty much correlate with my theory. Thanks for the response.
  19. tealady

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    Hi Rich,

    The issue with TMG you have noted here, does this mean we should not take TMG?
    and isn't that in you protocol re the actifolate?
    I'm getting confused here...and that is too easy:)
    What you say above sounds like it may apply to me, and so far the once or perhaps twice I have tried TMG it hasnt helped. I only took a little and cant recall noticing any improvement? Can't say I cgot suddenly worse either, but at thwe time I wasn'too good before taking anyways.


    Histamine query
    'tonight I think I have worked out I may have this histamine problem I have just read about here
    as I get wiped same with B12 always.
    Last night I went out and ate pizza and a beer. Normally that is no problem occasionally. Only at 4am I woke up(as is typical) and thought I'd try a (1/8=100mcg) small part of the newly arrived Solgar Metafolin 800mcg tablet for sleep etc...anyway I did sleep heavily unitl 9.30Am, but awake with a splitting headache and felt wiped all day ..bit of residual headache type-allergy tension in head and snuffly, could be a histamine type reaction? and maybe brought on by the l-5-MTHF raising histamine(after already primed by the meal?)..and then I read the post about histamine and B12 ..and daomin (or the new stuff in London)...and I'm just wondering if this maybe related to my problems in not being able to take B12.

    Does anyone know if a histamine style reaction also cause the increase tingling and reddish/puplish palms of hands and soles of feet? (I didn't get that this time but have previously when taking B12 as well as wiped and headachy)

    Just wondering if if ordering that histamine lowering product from iherb or Daomin or the other product in London and taking before the B12 would help? and if it would help others who are having problems taking B12 as well? Anyone else think this may be why they don't tolerate B12 too?

    I believe adding in the lecithin (soy lecithin non GMO granules from supermarket in Oz) seem to be helping, as I noted an improvement...almost vanished tingling and more energy and clearer brainfog..not perfect though. Anxiety styill there but lessened. I cant say for sure its the lecithin but It maybe. I also tried it a few years ago, and it seemed to help then too.,.although again I did multiple things.
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    ***Hi, tealady.

    ***I'm glad this seemed to help. It is intended to support the membranes on cells, including the neurons, so it's conceivable that could have helped you with brain and nervous system related symptoms.

    ***Best regards,

    ***Rich

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