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Just found out I'm histamine intolerant, does that mean undermethylated too?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by minniemom2011, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi, I read a study some months ago (don't recall name) on older women and folic acid. Most tend to convert folic acid to active forms when young, however in the older group nearly 80% can't convert it, and unconverted folic acid rises in the blood. It is associated with dementia, cancer and decreased natural killer cell function. The latter is a dommon feature of ME. I just want to support Freddd in saying that the synthetic forms of vitamins are not a good idea. They have a use in emergency situations where you want to take a portable form into hostile conditions - like a disaster zone in central Africa. Adding folic acid to bread and grain products, as a public health measure, is looking more and more like a serious world-wide stuff-up.

    I would like to add alpha tocopherol to the list of bad vitamins. Its natural, yes, and we can use it, yes, kind of. It has a low utilization rate. The real damage is that it competes with other more active forms, like gamma tocopherol. This includes competition for absorption. So we prevent extreme deficiency with supplementation, but is likely to induce partial deficiency as a result. This is not optimal. Alpha tocopherol is commonly added to fat based supplements and foods to prevent oxidization, which means its frequently ingested.

    Bye, Alex
  2. rayco

    rayco

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    is this the same as d-alpha tocopherol

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