I think I am needing more b12 because it gives me energy, otherwise, I get tired. I have been known to have low iron, b12, and folate levels; however, then I don’t want to revved up either. what’s the difference b/w the all the forms; Adenosylcobalamin, Methylcobalamin, dibencozide, and Cyanocobalamin?
I am trying to shoot for the right kind of folate now because I have talked with Bernie briefly about b vitamins before, and he recommends the specific kind the co-enzyme forms (the right kinds). I’ll discuss much more in detail later this month when I make an appt. next week. I took December off from him, and I can tell I have missed talking to him!
I’ll keep you informed, so maybe we can figure this out a little bit because I have seen the wonders some days of taking a good b complex vitamin. Head clearer, better mood, and not as anxious; but other times, I am in overdrive and have done too much (anxiety).
The amazing wonders of candida that nobody else understands. I should break out some of my science books again (major was biology).
Adenosylb12 (adb12) is the active form that is used in the mitochondria to produce energy. Methylb12 is used to methylate SAMe and is used in other processes like myelinating nerves. Hydroxyb12 is a more bioavailable non active form of b12 that is easily (in most people) converted into the active forms. Cyancobalamin is junk, for heavens sake its cobalamin bound to cyanide! Its not as bioavailable either, its not a natural form so the body doesnt break it down as efficiently.
Go vitamin by vitamin if you have to, sounds like you have a decent handle on it though. Some people arent going to tolerate all of the coenzyme forms, and the non coenzyme forms are converted into other forms even for other different purposes. That is why some supplements have multiple forms. On the flipside, some people dont handle non-coenzyme forms.
If you found biology interesting, especially as it ties to your condition, you would probably find immunology equally fascinating 🙂 keep me updated.