I read a post on the thyroid group that until B12 is high that folate should not be supplemented. Is this correct?
I have had my blood tests and am waiting for GP call back following her speaking to a haematologist for advice (she is now off ill for min of 2wks) so I am supplementing with B complex as I didn't want to wait. I had thought that it was better to have the complex as all B vits work synergystically together. So a lot confused.
The supplement I am now using as don't want to wait without is a probiotic fermented liquid B complex - so supposed to be the best bioavailable as the B vits are produced by bacteria as they naturally would be in our intestines. But B12 is only 263mcg (DV 4,383%) Folate 1000mcg (DV 250%)
Serum B12 392 pmol/L (range: insufficient 140-250)
B12 Active 209.6 pmol/L (range: 25.1-165)
Folate 24.88 nmol/L (range: 8.83-60.8)
So total B12 is low but the active is a high percentage of that total. Which could mean that active is not getting into cells and so building up in blood or maybe not.
My questions are:
Should I not be taking a complex - but just be taking B12? But my folate looks low? But according to my GP it fluctuates meal to meal so not interested in.
Or should I continue with complex and take additional B12?
Does anyone recommend patches? I hate added ingredients to supplements because I have to be gluten free. A year or more ago I used to get a B12 powder from Holland as was just B12 in sugar, nothing else. But it stopped being available.
Which lozenges does anyone recommend? Most don't often state all the added ingredients let alone whether Gluten Free Genetically M etc