I am getting ready to start this in about 1 week.
I take no medications. I take OTC allergy pills. I plan to start natural thyroid soon. For the past weeks, I have only used a liquid multivitamin and rarely vitamins/supplements for migraine. The liquid multivitamin makes me tired. This could be due to having folic acid. I will stop using it soon.
I am worried about the protocol interrupting my sleep. With other treatments that was a problem. After 2-4 nights of worse sleep, I discontinue the treatment because I go crazy with worse than normal sleep. I can resume taking GABA, L-Theanine, and other supplements in small doses to help me sleep, but they are not always effective.
1. Jarrow Formulas 5mg Methyl B12
2. Enzymatic Therapy 1mg B12 infusion
3. Source Naturals Dibencozide 10mg
4. Pure Encapsulations B-complex plus with Metafolin
5. Potassium, no brand specified - I chose low-cost TwinLab Potassium Citrate with Potassium Aspartate, 99mg
6. D3, no brand specified - I chose Thorne Research
7. Vitamin C, bought as ascorbic acid powder to be more bioavailable. I know there is debate about using the powder. I tried to weigh the options. I only want to take 1500 mg/day and reduce to 1000 mg/day.
I already have:
1. Fish oil, 1000mg (no brand specified - mine is Spectrum brand. I like that they use wild caught small fish. I need to order more days before I run out. This brand has little vitamin A and D listed on the label.) I doubt I would buy the same brand next time.
2. Magnesium with chelated Zinc. Cheap brand from Walmart. It is 400mg magnesium oxide + 15 mg zinc glutonate.
I hope I do not need the SAM-e, TMG, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and D-Ribose. In the past with SAM-e, I would quickly get into an "overdose" state with uncomfortable side effects, even taking a low dose. I am sensitive to chemicals, medications, supplements, herbs and need to be careful. I always liked D-Ribose but the positive effect was small and the cost was high.
I may add L-carnitine fumarate, as I read the primary source of carnitine is red meat, and I don't get enough of that consistently.
My diet is good and improving. It should naturally give me enough zinc, calcium, choline (lecithin byproduct), selenium, and chromium, vitamin E. I don't want to supplement Vit A based on http://www.wellnessletter.com/html/ds/dsVitaminA.php and the fact that it lowers Vit D. My diet meets the RDA of 2333 IU for women (3000 IU for men) for Vit A.
I know I have low D3 and I respond to taking D3 supplements. If I was not doing the protocol, I would take the fish oil and D3 anyway. I will take more than Freddd's recommended amount. 8000 IU a day and reduce to 6000 IU after about 8 weeks if I was consistent with it.
I am working on getting enough ounces of water per day. This would be more important when taking so many supplements.
I hope that keeping a public journal will keep me on track. My past history shows I forget and stop taking supplements. Kick me if I get off track!
Freddd's B-12 Protocol
Blog entry posted by SickOfSickness, Mar 11, 2012.