I haven’t had a blood test for at least 5 years or more and haven’t been feeling as good as I did for the first 2.5 years on this diet, so thought I’d get a test to see if there are any problems. One thing I was expecting to be low but hoping a long water fast I did a year ago had fixed were my B12 levels. I’ve been vegan for the majority of the last 14 years and always had to supplement as an initial test way back in the first few years came back with a level of 90. 180 is considered to be the minimum here in Australia but I hear it’s as high as 550 in other parts of the world.
So here’s my new level;
Vitamin B12 86 (> 180) pmo1/L
I’m officially on shots as of now which I had hoped to avoid.
As for the rest of the test I’m just listing the levels that were flagged as being “abnormal” on the results.
Urea 1.1 (2.5 – 8.0) mmo1/L
T.Protein 58 (60 – 82) g/L
Albumin 32 (35 – 50) g/L
ALP 131 (30 – 120) U/L
Under these results was the following text;
Low urea may be due to reduced protein intake, malabsorption or liver disease.
Mild elevation of ALP may occur in response to a wide variety of medications, infectious and inflammatory conditions and early bone disease.”
So if any of you raw blood experts out there have any insights to what these results indicate please let me know!
what are your vitamin d levels? did you test for them?
No I forgot to ask and I've been in the tropics for the last two years so have been getting more than enough sun. Would have been good to know though. I'll get them checked next time.
Have you felt any different after the shots you had last Monday? I'm curious.. It's so hard to find b12 here in the states... :\
Yeah I have since the evening of the first shot but not sure if it is a placebo effect or not. Mental clarity has returned and my mood has lifted. Been feeling very positive and happy again!
That's awesome!! I'm dying to try them. I've felt so tired lately but it's probably detox.
From what Ive seen, people get more benefits from doing a course of b12 shots than a long water fast.
Thats just been my personal experience witnessing others.
Most people report dramatic loss of excess fat and fluid retention after doing a course of b12 shots.
Harley, where do you purchase your b12? online?
I order my shots from Trimnutrition in Florida:
Use promo code 'oathten' for 10% off.
It's the best stuff, fresh B12 grown on corn, methyl, no preservatives!
Olivia has an e copy of 'could it be b12?'
Yeah she was reading it while I was there but unfortunately it's a locked file so will only work on her kindle.
www.kobobooks.com has an ebook you can purchase, it's the Canadian version of Kindle, you can use an ereader right on your computer, I think it was $8
I didn't realize B12 effected mental clarity and depression, I've been reading through 'Could it be B12?' and I definitely think I will get great benefits from it, I think it could be the missing link
I did have a severe period of depression about a year ago when I did want to kill myself but for most of my adult life its been a pretty minor underlying issue, even eating a high carb vegan I've still experienced bouts of it
i had my levels checked about 5 months ago and my serum B12 was 141. The doctor gave me a shot of B12 but I'm sure it was the cyanoco type of B12 and it might not have done much since I just got the single shot of it
so I'm going to hunt out some hydroxo or methyl B12 tomorrow at the local pharmacies