I just want to understand one thing then. Is it your opinion that it is harmful to give even small amounts of three of the B vitamins in a “random” ratio? (for the sake of argument just assume for a moment that the Cataplex is what it says it is, a whole food).
You seem like a very well educated person on this topic so I do not intend to argue with you. It is very reasonable to find out the correct ratios of all the vitamins you need for your personal issues. I simply can’t see an effective way of determining that. If there were an effective way, I imangine tha the costs and time invovled would be large.
The only way you know for sure you are deficient in a certain vitamin is to get professionally tested. You can also look at the symptoms for each of the vitamin deficiencies and determine whether you might have it.
I’ve always ‘heard’ that vitamins are not well absorbed the way most people take them. So I figure that it is reasonable to take some vitamin for at least a little bit of benefit.
This leads to a different question for the other daughter. Our naturopath doc has her on B12 supplements. We give her this powder two times per day.
* 400 mcg (100%) of Folate (as L-5-methytetrahydrofolate ie “Metafolin”)
* 1,000 mcg (16,666%) Vitamin B12 (as 50% methylcobalamin and 50% adenosylcobalamin)
I take it you would disaprove of this dosage?
She has undiagnosable speech and cognitive delays, she is 6, and in first grade. The theory is some kind of heavy metal poisoning between conception and 6 months.
She is also on some amino acid supplements for Serotonin. L-tryosine (1000mg), L-5-hydroxytryptophan (HTP) (100mg) two times per day.
I have resisted raising the dosage to anything beyond what an adult dose is, because I worry about messing up her system with too much of it.
Do you see a difference between vitamins and amino acids? Do you see the need to balance these in a similar way as vitamins?