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  1. Katy131

    Cutting back on methylation supplements for a treatment?

    Hi all What do you do if you have to cut back or stop methylation supplementation to prepare for a medical treatment? I am having periodic immunotherapy treatment for allergies and MCS in general and for these shots I need to cut right back on all my supplements leading up to the shot and...
  2. T

    How do I get my electrolytes to balance?

    I appear to be having a sodium/potassium issue and I have no idea why or how this is related to my other health issues. I'm sensitive to everything but I am finding treatments the issue is each treatment seems to send my electrolytes in a whole new spin off. Calcium D Glucarate: Robs me of...
  3. S

    Great source of potassium

    If you're like me and you are too scared of potassium supplementation, a great source is carrot juice. I've seen coconut water touted on this forum, but carrot juice has so much more. 2 glasses gives me 50% RDA. I don't like carrots. I didn't like the juice at the start, but it has really grown...
  4. Kadar

    Please help! potassium drop

    Hello everyone. I need your help very strongly. I'll try to write it short and sorry for any mistakes. So, I started methylfolate due to MTHFR 1298 ++ 1,5year ago for my CFS. I didn't get any results except for being dependent on potassium. I tried high doses from Freddd's protocol and it was...
  5. W

    Alternative ways to get extra potassium?

    I've finally got my methlyation up enough that my need for potassium has increased. However, I'm having a problem getting potassium into my body. My digestive system will not absorb more than 50 mg/day if that when I take supplements and that's spread out. I think this is partially due to being...
  6. Sarah94

    Taurine causing low potassium???

    Hi there. I took taurine for the first time last night in the hope that it would help me with sleep. I took 2000mg. It did help send me to sleep, but I also had some bad effects which I'm not sure if were due to the taurine or a coincidence. For context - I have low-end severe ME. Spend all...