I am writing in for my step sister in Texas. Her doc checked her B12 levels and they cam back at 1000. I find this strange as she's in her 60's. AND..get this- her doctor said that in Texas that 1000 is the number they want their patients to have on their B12 levels!! I couldn't believe it.
Anyway, she takes a multivitamin that I'm sure has some form of B12 in it-most likely cyano, but this seems to me to be very high for someone her age who doesn't supplement with B12. Except for the multi. The doc did not check her folate levels. She also has been having severe panic attacks. And her cholesterol came back high but the doctor ran a test and it is not in her arteries. The doc was wondering where that high number is coming from. As in where is the cholesterol?
I am thinking that her serum level is high but it might not be getting into her cells. I suggested she take a good quality B complex so she would get B6 and folate which we all know helps the b12 to get into the cells.
My question: Does this number seem high for someone in her 60's who does not supplement with B12? She is not vegetarian or vegan.
I am also wondering if there is a correlation between high cholesterol and low cellular B12.
She could get her folate checked before she supplements, do ya'll think this is a good idea?
Thanks so much for any help on this!