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Finally getting a grasp on how my body responds to too little/too much methylfolate

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by bigmillz, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    Really just here to discuss and hopefully help someone else down the road. I've struggled to dial in my methylfolate dose almost as much as I did getting my mB12 dose dialed in.

    I've put a solid month and a half into experimenting and I've begun noticing patterns. As I suspected earlier, they don't really follow the patterns most others experience. Which is why I hope this will someday help another person like me.

    0mg mFolate - before I started it, I noticed that I was WAY over energized on just mB12, and burning out by 4pm every day. Super excited, constantly euphoric.
    1mg mFolate - still too low, and way over excited. So euphoric it hurts. I meditate daily, and I can feel energy during my practice flowing through me. Sounds awesome right? Except in the evening, I'm crashing. And struggling to not blurt out obnoxious things just because I feel so damn awesome. It's a dangerous spot to be in, IMO. Insomnia is also prevalent. I have a fair amount of experience at this dose.
    2mg mFolate - this is where things seem to start getting under control for me. I still feel very "electric" and full of energy, with a great mood overall, but not so much that it's distracting. I can begin to focus on things again. For me, this has become the lowest dose I feel comfortable at.
    6mg mFolate - I stayed at this dose for a long time (several months) without thinking twice about it. It wasn't until I went back down to 2mg that I realized 6mg was too sedating. I felt very calm and collected, but I was tiring out way too easily.
    15mg mFolate - I feel so calm at this dose it's ridiculous. Thing is, I'm so sedated I can barely get anything done. Easy to fall asleep.

    I think somewhere between 2mg and 6mg is going to be my target dose now. I've been on 1mg all this week (3rd test at this dose I think), and I can't even sit still. It's so much that it takes me beyond being energized and outgoing - my mind is racing so fast I can't even formulate sentences without really trying. It's crazy.

    Anyways, hope this pops up on Google for someone like me someday. Cheers!
     
  2. Eastman

    Eastman Senior Member

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    Did you try raising mB12 after raising your folate to 15mg? I got overstimulated from B12, so maybe it might help you offset the sedation from folate.
     
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  3. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    This actually isn't a bad idea.

    I was taking 10mg mB12 (now on 5mg) but dropping to 5mg gave me more energy and less agitation. I think I was so wound on it that it totally offset any extra energy. Really weird.
     
  4. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

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    Maybe you need the sleep. :sleep:
     
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  5. Jimbo39

    Jimbo39 Senior Member

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    How much MB12 do you take?
     
  6. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    5mg every morning, Jarrow brand
     
  7. Jimbo39

    Jimbo39 Senior Member

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    I tried upping my MB12 from 2.5 to 5 last week and got hit with flu-like symptoms (herxing and/or histamine reaction?). Also, stimulation and gut pain. More folate pulled me out of it. I increased B2, B6, and biotin and this seemed to help a lot. I slept soundly and had a clearer mind. However, it also gave me gut pain.

    I think I'm on the right track but I keep running into obstacles. I'm going to order MB12 and B Complex oils and see if I can get around the gut pain problem.
     
  8. bigmillz

    bigmillz Senior Member

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    2.5 to 5 was a pretty big jump for me. I had to go back and forth a few times, then 3.75mg, to figure out why it wasn't working right. Going slower was key.
     

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