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B Complex

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Rockt, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Rockt

    Rockt Senior Member

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    In order to determine whether or not I have a problem with folic acid, I need to order Bcom w/out folic acid.

    Per Freddd's sticky on the Active Protocol:

    B-complexes containing methylfolate or Metafolin instead of folic/folinic acid and methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin

    Douglas Laboratories B-complex with Metafolin
    Pure Encapsulations B-complex plus with Metafolin
    retailers vary, may become available at iherb


    Could only find these at iHerb:

    http://www.iherb.com/Douglas-Laboratories-Stress-B-Plus-Vitamin-B-Complex-90-Tablets/37139?at=0

    Ingredients show folic acid @400mcg

    http://www.iherb.com/Douglas-Laboratories-B-Complex-60-Veggie-Caps/37247?at=0

    No folic acid listed. So, is this the Bcom of choice now? Has anyone tried it and if so, how has it been?

    Couldn't find any Pure Encapsulation Bcom at iHerb.
  2. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Hi Rockt. I take Thorne B-complex #6 from iHerb and supplement with Inositol (which is dirt cheap). The #6 has no folic acid. I think it's okay, though if anyone has an alternative opinion, I'd be happy to hear it.
  3. madietodd

    madietodd Senior Member

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    I asked Fred about the metafolin in the Thorne B complex, and he said that 2 of those a day plus the solgar folate (800 mcg) is a good daily dose to start with, divided (not taken all at once).

    If you figure out how we use this to determine whether we have the paradoxical deficienty, please tell me! I'm confused.
  4. Rockt

    Rockt Senior Member

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    Thank you, I hadn't seen the Thorne alternative.

    So no problems with this particular Bcom?
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    I don't know why I said Thorne. I have the Douglas Labs B-Complex, and I'm not having any problems with it. I haven't started the full protocol; all I'm using ATM is this B.
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    anniekim Senior Member

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    Hi Madie,

    I might be wrong but I think the way Fredd would say you determine you have a paradoxical deficiency is by not taking folic acid for first few weeks of his mb12 and metafolin protocol , hopefully notice improvements, then add in folic acid. If you start to lose those improvements then you know it's due to the folic acid. Do you think I could be right? Also not entirely clear....
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    madietodd Senior Member

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    Yes, I think you're right. I spent the day looking through B12 posts/threads, and that's exactly what he recommends.
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    Rockt Senior Member

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    Thanks for the input, (and thanks for clarifying, madietodd). I'm going to try the Douglas Labs Bcom.
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    aprilk1869 Senior Member

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  10. Pea

    Pea Senior Member

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    I had this thread bookmarked. How about this Quatrefolic?

    Also why do some multi's and b-complexes contain Inosotol, and others don't?
  11. hixxy

    hixxy Woof woof

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    Still contains a small amount of folinic acid (calcium folinate). Not sure if it's enough to be a problem.
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    nanonug Senior Member

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    Quatrefolic should be fine as it is "pure" L-methylfolate.
  13. steelfan95

    steelfan95

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    Anyone using this product and is happy with it? Looks pretty good and is not too pricy.

    Thanks
  14. Lala

    Lala Senior Member

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    Unfortunately Douglas labs B-complex was discontinued on iherb. So it looks like for those of us, who live overseas Swansons is the only available product.
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    Rockt Senior Member

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    I found this out recently too. Disappointed becuase it's really a good product for me. I was able to get it here, though:

    http://www.healthpalace.ca/

    Don't know if they ship overseas, but you could contact them to find out.

    Good luck.
  16. Lala

    Lala Senior Member

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    Thanx, they do..

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