... make my b12 not go up much after 2 months of supplements?
For those struggling with B12 deficiency, I recently heard about a new alternative to the injections. Has anyone heard of it, it's called Eligen B12? Apparently it is the first and only true alternative to the intramuscular injection. I recently read that it works as well as the IM injection even if you don't have intrinsic factor (so even if you don't have normal gut absorption). It’s a once daily pill that apparently it came out a month or two ago. Might want to check it out. I think there is a website or your doctor might know
I have been taking 2 tablets per day since 2008. Metanx was prescribed by my Dr after a diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. Blood tests now indicate a B12 level of 1500 which I think is actually the upper level of the tests capability. Prior to the onset of PN I struggled with chronic diarrhea but the long term effects of which were not really understood. At least not in my circle of acquaintances.
I do not know what my B12 levels were prior to taking Metanx but my ability to avoid colds and other minor ailments seems to have improved and the symptoms associated with peripheral neuropathy have certainly improved.
My experience indicates that if you can't digest food sufficiently, you may suffer from malnutrition. I have PN, or numbness and pain in my feet and a B6, B9, and B12 supplement, Metanx has helped me a great deal.
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