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 Post subject: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:12 pm 
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Because I've never read it.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:23 pm 
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Me neither. I'd care, except the last time I was tested, I tested at the very high end of the B-12 range (865 out of the 931 highest suggested).

B-12 this, biznitches.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:26 pm 
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I love you, Fee. So hard.

And yes, my B12 is always amazing. My doctor's always like, "Check this out! Your B12 is so high! Radtacular!"* And I'm like, "Woah, brah! Is that for realz?"* And he's like, "Chyeah son! What the dealio?"* And I'm like, "Sublingual B12 tablets, bisques!"*

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:33 pm 
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I'm gonna be boring and actually link to an article about b-12:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:34 pm 
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raspberrycomplaint wrote:
I'm gonna be boring and actually link to an article about b-12:
http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/

Is that THE article?


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:43 pm 
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It's definitely A article. AN article. It could possibly be THE article. The world may never know.


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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Also that rabid seal scares the crepe outta me, so whatever the seal decides is "THE article", I'll go along with that.


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:48 pm 
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raspberrycomplaint wrote:
It's definitely A article. AN article. It could possibly be THE article. The world may never know.

I love grammar humor! And I am so excited to read THE article, not just AN article or A paper on the subject.

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appifanie wrote:
Me neither. I'd care, except the last time I was tested, I tested at the very high end of the B-12 range (865 out of the 931 highest suggested).

B-12 this, biznitches.

Does this mean that 931 is the highest it's humanly possible to get, or that beyond 931 you are in danger of B12 poisoning?

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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paprikapapaya wrote:
I love you, Fee. So hard.

And yes, my B12 is always amazing. My doctor's always like, "Check this out! Your B12 is so high! Radtacular!"* And I'm like, "Woah, brah! Is that for realz?"* And he's like, "Chyeah son! What the dealio?"* And I'm like, "Sublingual B12 tablets, bisques!"*

*Paraphrased


Yeah, dude! My doc is also like, "Whoa, mega healthy B-12 levels, bro." and I'm like, "B-12 spray is like my cocaine, I use it for energy to dance all night!".

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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Mine is always great, too! One doctor was actually pissed because she was convinced I was dying from the veganisms.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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"the article about B-12"
http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/n ... n/b12.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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I thought for sure the reference was to that article about how semen is an excellent source of B12.


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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nothingtosay wrote:
I thought for sure the reference was to that article about how semen is an excellent source of B12.


I find your ideas intriguing and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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I haven't taken B12 supplements, and my levels are still good. Maybe because I eat food that's fallen on the ground sometimes... Cos you know dirt is a good source of B12.


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Serious questions here:

I've asked this before, but never gotten a response.

According to the article posted above, a healthy B12 dose for a vegan is one 1000 mcg pill twice a week.

According to the label, 1000 mcg is 16,000+% of your daily B12 needs.

So if I take two of these, I'm getting 32,000% of my daily needs in one week. In other words, for every day, I'm getting about 4,500% of my daily needs.

So what does this mean? Does it mean that because it's in pill form, it's absorbed astonishingly poorly? Or that that 16,000% figure is bunk?

Or...?

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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Taken at small doses, you absorb most of the b12. Taken at large doses you absorb a smaller percentage of the b12 but a larger amount.

This leaves you with the option of frequent (several times a day) small doses or less frequent large doses. There's no upper limit for b12, so you won't hurt yourself by taking a large dose. It just means you have vitamin-filled pee. (band name?)


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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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mollyjade wrote:
Taken at small doses, you absorb most of the b12. Taken at large doses you absorb a smaller percentage of the b12 but a larger amount.

This leaves you with the option of frequent (several times a day) small doses or less frequent large doses. There's no upper limit for b12, so you won't hurt yourself by taking a large dose. It just means you have vitamin-filled pee. (band name?)


But but...

If I take 2000mcg/week, I'm getting 4500% of my daily needs. Or, in other words, 45 times what I need.

So I'm absorbing only 2.2% of the B12 when taken in this form?

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One more thing!

Why would I have vitamin-rich pee?

I thought our bodies stored B12 for years and years.

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So I'm absorbing only 2.2% of the B12 when taken in this form?
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Why would I have vitamin-rich pee?

I thought our bodies stored B12 for years and years.


Yes, you're only absorbing about 2.2% with such a large dose. The part that you absorb is retained for a long time, but that huge excess is released in urine.

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my b12s are also always rocking.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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FootFace wrote:
So I'm absorbing only 2.2% of the B12 when taken in this form?
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Why would I have vitamin-rich pee?

I thought our bodies stored B12 for years and years.


Yes, you're only absorbing about 2.2% with such a large dose. The part that you absorb is retained for a long time, but that huge excess is released in urine.


I think I get it. I still don't get how the part I do absorb can be retained for a long time if my body is using it. Don't I use it up?

Never mind. I hardly understand what I'm asking now.

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 Post subject: Re: Can someone link to that one article about B-12?
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I have to say, it frightens me to know that all through my child hood I was dangerously lacking in B12 thanks to my condition (I have a form of mal-absorbtion syndrome due to an abnormality in my intestines and stomach lining). I ate meat but nothing got absorbed. I took zero vitamins. I had no idea the damage my body would endure.

This is an ominous post...wow I'm serious today.

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