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f1jim wrote:I have been vegan now for over 5 years. I have been tested for B12 starting at the 3 year period that Dr. McDougall speaks of as the time your body can store B12 in the liver. I have been poorly and sporadically taking Methyl B12 since then. When I mean poorly I mean like one tablet a month if I remember! Well at the 5.5 year mark my blood workup showed I was in the low normal range after all previous tests have shown me well into the normal range. My guess is all of us have different abilities to store and use B12. Since I tested in the low normal range I am stepping up my B12 dosage to something between what my previous habit has been and what the label recommends and I'll be watching to see the result. I hope to gain insight as to what supplementation levels will keep me in a mid-normal range. I was surprised that I had not experienced a drop of of B12 before this. The test is easily added to any blood workup and most doctors won't hesitate if you tell them you are vegan.
mcfruitarian wrote:Thanks for the replies. I have been vegan for more than 10 years and never took B12 supplement untill this week. So yes, i am B12 deficient and have had spells of dizziness and instability. There's no way I am getting flesh from any source (fish or meat) and in any form (cooked or raw) into my body. Period.
My current thinking is that I take 2 more B12 injections over the next 2 weeks. I wait another 2 weeks before I do blood test. Depending on the result, I will decide when I will start taking B12 tablets.
Your thoughts ?
mcfruitarian wrote:I am now into my second bottle of ' Methyl B12 Spray - A liposomal complex)' ( readiesorb.com). You spray under the tongue.
This Methylcobalmin B12 was recommended to me in this thread and it is recommended over the hydroxocobalmin type that is less absorption efficient.
In Australia, I buy them from a health shop and the cost of a bottle is $28.95
And I am still alive.
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