Dex, I have been taking 5,000 iu D3, will up it.
PianoDoctorLady, will lool into the B12 you suggested, thanks!
Oh, wow, *that* feeling. I just realized I haven't had it in ... years. I have lots and lots of signs of being low on B12, but my level was 790 in the spring. I took methyl B12 just in case anyway, to no effect. I know it works wonders for many and I was hoping it would be my missing factor, but 'twas not to be!I had that feeling, which had been so rare for years, of being ONE with the bed. It was like my sleep patterns had reverted back to those of a young person, though I was in my 60's. All I can guess is that I had been very low on melatonin for a long time, and low methyl B-12 had been the limiting factor.
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Starting: 185 lbs (March '10)
Current: 132.5 lbs
Goal: 135 lbs (Hit Jan '13)
Beating bingeing since 10/31/11 on my Leptin Reset journey
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Just a tidbit on B-12, if you are on Metformin for any length of time, it's good to check B-12 because in some people Metformin can drop their B-12 levels. Doesn't happen in everyone. I had mine checked last year and my levels were high.
Hormone Profiling In theory this test will help the doc figure out what my issue is. I'm hoping that when my testosterone levels go back up that I'll be able to sleep a bit more.
They just did the largest study on sleeping in the last year. It turns out that most of us need 8 hour sleep. About 5% of the population is genetically predisposed to get 6 hours. Getting 6 hours sleep does not seem to give me brain fog or whatnot. Though when my testosterone is low I do get sleepy in the afternoon. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/ma...ep-t.html?_r=1
Some people inject B12 methylcobalamine
15mg/cc density is available from College Pharmcy (with script)(good deal)
Injections should be very shalow, if pee is red, B12 is wasted.
There is another B12 form, Dibencozide
it is required for processing Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) thru Krebs Cycle for sustained energy production.
May be helpfull during prolonged exertion.
keep this in your back pocket
adding Folic Acid
there is a possibility of genetic problems, before any testing
instead of Folic Acid try-----> Metagenics FolaPro (L-5-Methyl Tetrahydrofolate)
Other supplements may be helpful
B6 (Long story, we need dr Kruse to sort it out), there is a seven forms of B6, Pyridoxamine (best) runs thru problems with FDA.
FDA Seeks to Ban Pyridoxamine - Life Extension
as far as I can sort it out,
B6 Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate
is available OTC and helpful, but not a first choice.
THG (Trimethylglycine, also called betaine) (It is not gastric acid, Betaine HCL, so be carefull)
It is good to know your initial Homocysteine level.
Your actions should lower Homocysteine.
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