Vitamins – all the difference ??
Fatigue is widespread.
However, I suggest a look into vitamins and deficiencies which can be found out by a simple blood test, i.e. B12 cobalamin, B6, iron, ferritin, D vitamin, potassium, calcium, magnesium.
The above-mentioned vitamins are important for people with autoimmune diseases.
Look at this thread: [COLOR=”Red”]http://www.gbs-cidp.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1696[/COLOR] Please read through for depth!
Myelin sheath, the “insulation” around nerve cells, is critical for nerve conduction. Degeneration of this protein causes serious neurological diseases. Myelin is created and maintained by methylation reactions that depend on vitamin B12.
It’s a long article covering more than neurological considerations — AND — do keep in mind the LEF sells supplements, but they do seem to support their information with references.
Here is some supporting info from PubMed:
Vitamin B12, demyelination, remyelination and repair in multiple sclerosis
[URL]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?[/URL]db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlu s&list_uids=15896807&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_docsu m
What is the health risk of too much vitamin B12?
The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies did not establish a UL for this vitamin because vitamin B12 has a very low potential for toxicity. The IOM states that “no adverse effects have been associated with excess vitamin B12 intake from food and supplements in healthy individuals” . In fact, the IOM recommends that adults older than 50 years get most of their vitamin B12 from vitamin supplements or fortified food because of the high incidence of impaired absorption in this age group of vitamin B12 from foods that come from animals .
Here’s a link discussing B12 food sources:
Here’s a link discussing B12 injections vs oral administration:
[COLOR=”red”]Researching I found that B12 deficiency can give metallic taste and/or other funny tasting problems, parastesia, feeling and touch problems, walking and coordination trouble, memory problems, depression, symptoms from the nerve system. First symptoms: [COLOR=”Black”]fatigue[/COLOR], heart beating, shortness of breath and dizziness, head aches and pains in the legs[/COLOR].
I have Hashimoto’s (autoimmune)/hypothyroid with antibodies of the chart, and I discovered that my vitamin B12 cobalamin was very low too, though not below the range but close. B12 should be mid-range to avoid symptoms.
Search the net for carpal tunnel (cramps in wrist) and B6 and see all the results. Here is one of them: [url]http://alternative-medicine-and-health.com/conditions/carpal.htm[/url]
[QUOTE]Fortunately vitamin B6 supplementation, the natural treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome, is simple, inexpensive, and usually very effective. Researchers have discovered that many people with carpal tunnel also suffer from a B6 vitamin deficiency (which explains why many sufferers are pregnant women, menopausal women, or women on birth control pills, because these conditions deplete B6.) [COLOR=”Red”]Vitamin B6 works to strengthen the sheath that surrounds the tendon and thus helps to relieve the pain. Two other B vitamins work in conjunction with B6, to make the treatment more effective: B2 and B12.[/COLOR] In addition, folic acid is beneficial.[/QUOTE]
It is important to check the vitamins a couple of times or regularly as there is a possibility that the vitamins are not absorbed in the stomach either by foods or vitamins.
Sorry for the long post. I hope you will enjoy reading 🙂