Thanks for the responses, guys!
Karen, I have been taking D supplements for a while now.
I've decided not to return to taking my supplements including the B's. I want to lead the typical life that I was before I took them. I believe doing this will give the most accurate test results.
I take the whole range of B vitamins. I did take B12 on it's own, sublingually, but it did nothing for me. I've done a lot of research in the past and even though B12 can cause issues, I've learnt that a B1 deficiency can also cause a fair share of problems, too.
As for the iron, it was just a thought more than anything else. I know about
the possibility of toxicity when taking that vitamin so that is why I did not bother purchasing it. I have heard that you should only take an iron supplement if you really know you are deficient!
It's_Genetic, what minerals does the body need to successfully metabolize the B vitamins? As long as there is no risk of toxicity then I could buy these necessary minerals just in case. And I have just turned 30, but I have been feeling low for a fair while now, much longer before my 30th birthday. I am a wheelchair user and I go long distances in my chair. I have come to realise that B vitamins are water soluble, so I am wondering if my activity has contributed toward it. I have also had lots of surgery and know that anaesthesia can also deplete B vitamins.
Thank you for the help and I'll report back my results when I receive them, but it may take about
a week from Tuesday when I have the tests.
Post Edited (Lee_S) : 9/18/2011 12:17:22 PM (GMT-6)