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New From Amy Yasko - Multivitamin and Book

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by caledonia, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. caledonia

    caledonia

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    I happened onto Amy Yasko's Facebook page and found out she has two new items that may be of interest to people here:

    She has a new multivitamin called the All In One which is designed to be tolerated by the majority of methylation SNP types that she runs into. The bold emphasis is mine. The only bone I have to pick with it is a still has a tiny bit of folic acid in it, but at least it has methylfolate, unlike her last formulation.

    The other thing is she has written a new book which will be out this fall. The book is called The Roadmap To Health. It seems to be written for a more general audience of adults with chronic illness, not just children with autism.

    Here is an excerpt: http://www.scribd.com/doc/157285314/Roadmap-to-Health-Excerpt
     
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  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I got a few to try. I made the mistake of taking it too fast so I got a headache but that was my fault. But I know some people who are really sensitive and have been able to build up to the maximum.

    One thing I noticed, and so did my friend is that it made us really tired. I could barely keep my eyes open for about an hour. I asked Dr. Yasko on her FB page about it and she was surprised. She has more info on her FB Page.

    https://www.facebook.com/DrAmyYasko
     
  3. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    Don't you mean it has a tiny bit of FOLINIC acid in it?
     
  4. caledonia

    caledonia

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    Actually several kinds of folate - Folate (as Folic Acid, Calcium Folinate, and Methyltretrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt as Quadrefolate™) 26.4mcg. That's spread over 4 pills. So, pretty tiny.
     
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    CFS_for_19_years คภภเє ɠรค๓թєl

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    I missed seeing the Folic Acid the first time around....sorry. Carry ono_O
     
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    juniemarie Senior Member

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    Why would she put folic acid in when thats what we are not supposed to take? Thats confusing
     
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    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    Because it's much cheaper.
     
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    I was also very confused by this upon going to Amy Yasko's site, only to find it recommend a ton of BS supplements, many of which contain folic acid. I don't see how she can be taken seriously after that.
     
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    Old Bones Senior Member

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    Can someone please explain why "we" are not supposed to take folic acid, and which patients fall into the category of "we". My rheumatologist has prescribed 5 mg of folic acid, six days per week, to counteract the side effects of weekly chemo (Methotrexate) for rheumatoid arthritis. Although probably necessary, I have often wondered what problems the folic acid might be causing, or contributing to.
     
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    Thanks @Darcel, I had wondered that myself and her explanation is one I hadn't heard before. Found this article that supports what she says:

    http://metabolichealing.com/glutama...ain-the-nervous-system-nutritional-solutions/

    ...in particular:

    Folates are comprised of numerous glutamic acids conjugates. The higher the dose of folates, the greater the propensity towards an increase in the pool of free glutamate. Hence, the "excitatory" and neurological types of adverse effects of folate in certain individuals.
     
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    helen1 Senior Member

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    @Old Bones The reason for avoiding folic acid is that it requires enzymatic conversions into a useable form in the body. Methylfolate is the preferred form because it gets absorbed into cells without needing converting. Some of us don't have enough of those enzymes to make that conversion.

    On top of that is that if you can't convert folic acid, it blocks the folate receptors, so if you ingest folate, it can't get through either.
     
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  13. Darcel

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    The "we" that have issues with folic acid are the tribe of people with MTHFR genetic dysfunction... There may be others but I have limited knowledge.
     
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  14. roller

    roller wiggle jiggle

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    im wondering how relevant that mthfr gene is at all and would be interested what the b9-values of those mthfr-compromised people were in the blood test, before they started supplementing.
    how much below optimum?
     

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