B12 Deficiency and the contributing factors (FM Thread)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RadioFM, May 23, 2014.

  1. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    Warning: Potentially Life Threatening Vitamin Deficiency Affects 25% of Adults: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...-deficiency-affects-25-percent-of-adults.aspx


    B12 Deficiency 101

    B12 deficiency and methylation insufficiencies can lead to serious consequences. Such as: Nerve demyelination, Small fiber neuropathy, Immune system disorders and Glutathione depletion.

    This is a very important topic and I have posted some key links to help forum members identify these potential risk factors related to their illness.

    There are also genetic risk factors that have been identified such as: Methylation polymorphisms: MTHFR, MTR, MTRR that are very common. These genetic risk factors are the possible missing link to many chronic illnesses we see today.

    See more here: Improving Patient Outcomes - Seeking Health See more here : Methylation

    Helicobacter pylori infection, gastritis and hypochlorhydria can also be potential risk factors in developing B12 deficiency. This is a very common problem in the elderly population. We need stomach acid to liberate b12 from food. Stomach acids and bile acids are the body's first line of defense in preventing dysbiosis and other related gut infections.

    See more info on genetic risk factors here
    : http://www.heartfixer.com/AMRI-Outcomes-Non-CV-Autism-Methyl Cycle.htm

    Radio: Thyroid issues can also affect stomach acid production.

    See more here

    Please review these links on B12, Methylation and other possible risk factors:

    • The active form of B12: Methylcobalamin (Look for B12: Sublingual supplement: See links for more details)

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  2. tig519

    tig519 Member

    If you already take prescriptions like Aciphex, or protonic or nexium it will have a negative affect after prolonged use. It will ruin the stomach's ability to absorb B12. Choice one- don't take any meds, and have stomach and esophageal issues. or just give yourself a shot each month.
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  3. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    The Dysbiosis Connection?

    Methylation is required to make choline. We need choline to prevent fatty liver disease. We need normal liver function to make bile acids. Slow liver function related to bile acids insufficiencies and low stomach acid production could potentially be the causative factor in acquiring dysbiosis.

    Dysbiosis can be the underlying cause for many of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia?

    Radio: Yes, dysbiosis
    can be the underlying cause for many of the symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. Dysbiosis can lead to a overproduction of toxins such as D-lactic acide, Hydrogen sulfide, Acetaldehyde and Endotoxins. These toxins can impair the brain causing fatigue and mitochondrial impairment. Bacteria and yeast overgrowth can also produce hydrogen sulfide (H2S) that can bind to the mitochondrial enzyme cytochrome c oxidase, part of the respiratory electron transport chain. Hydrogen sulfide is a neurotoxin and metabolic poison and can cause fatigue, muscle pain and dyscognition. This can also impair oxidative phosphorylation and ATP production.

    These imbalances can produce tryptophanase which can degrade tryptophan that is the main building block for serotonin and ultimately melatonin. Tryptophan depletion leads to melatonin deficiency which in turn leads to sleep disturbances, mitochondrial impairment and oxidative stress and muscle fatigue. Finally these toxic over-growths can also produces D-lactic acid which is a neurotoxin as well as a enzyme inhibitor metabolic poison in abnormal amounts.

    Please review these links:

    See more info here: Intestinal Dysbiosis and the Causes of Disease
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  4. RadioFM

    RadioFM Active Member

    Radio: Please review these links on Helicobacter pylori infection.

    The real truth about H. pylori: allergies, autoimmune, & adrenal fatigue



    Kill H Pylori, IBS, and heal your gut!

    The body can not heal unless we deal with the hyper-reactive immune system.

    This information is not intended to be medical advice. The information is meant to inspire and motivate you to make your own decisions surrounding your health care and dietary needs. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only.
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