Originally Posted by Unn
And I'm just wondering how B12 helps? Did you feel any difference?
I hear you Unn
You may be w/in the 'range' but remember what that means on a TSH or FT test?
B12 works closely with another B vitamin, folic acid, in reactions involved with DNA synthesis, blood cell formation, nervous system maintenance and heart health. It is also involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, as it is needed to produce succinyl CoA, ( this is used by your body for cellular energy)
It will help:
- Improve memory
- Promote concentration
- Increase energy
- Reduce heart disease risk
It's water soluble so it's pretty safe, even at high levels (e.g. oral intakes as high as 3000 mcg are considered non-toxic.) B12 is only produced by bacteria, so it is only found in food products of animal origin and in some fermented vegetable products such as tempeh and miso (fermented soybeans). SO if you don't eat a lot of these products you should consider supplementing with it. Because it is stored in the liver it can take years for a deficiency to come to light.
You might very well feel a lot better after your first dose. I haven't ever had to take B12, Unn, but my neighbour (how coincidentally enough had Graves and had his thyroid removed and turned hypo) gets an injection a few times a year and he noticed a huge difference in his energy levels.