Thread: High b12
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:17 PM   #9
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Re: High b12

Thanks everyone for information. It will help me search. I quit taking my multi and will find one without that much B12. I chose this one because it didn't have iron, soy, or iodine. I have wondered if taking multi + extra vitamins can cause all of them to be unbalanced. I take Vit D3 [1200 a day]..........magnesium [800 a day]........calcium 1200.........and omega 3 [2 grams daily].

I was seeing a DO 2 yrs ago and he did hair analysis and I was surprised that my iodine and iron was "off the charts". He just dismissed it, and looking back I wondered if that could be causing some of my hypo-like symptoms. With high B12 would I have "iron overload symptoms" ?

On my recent labs I asked for ferritin to be checked but this is what I got.

Iron................66 ug/dl.................37-145
TIBC..............269 ug/dl...............112-346
% saturation... 20 % ...................20-55

I don't even know what this is, but it was high:

Glomerular Filtration Rate ....224 ml/min................75-115
Can anyone inlighten me on this? What does the low iron saturation mean? Don't you take B12 when you are anemic to build your iron up? What is the connection with high B12 and low iron saturation.

Last edited by SHMILY; 02-03-2008 at 07:00 PM.