SusanJ wrote:IMHO, I would do one at a time, starting with B12. It will help you if you experience any side effects. If you get a side effect, lower the amount and if that doesn't work, as Plumster suggested, try a different form. Then add folate. Same thing, look for side effects.
Once you get a couple of months in on B12 and folate, then test both, along with homocysteine to see if you're going in the right direction. Methylation problems are definitely tweak and test, and as you improve, you might find you can lower doses over time.
And great A1c - I've love to have a number like that!
SusanJ wrote:Just saw this one on vitamin D and suggestions how to test and treat from Chris Kresser. Might want to talk to your doctor.
SusanJ wrote:We have lots of information in the Methylation Wiki, including a link to the very useful posts by Chris Masterjohn. His posts are well researched, and for me, adding creatine, choline and glycine have done more for me personally than any other approach to lowering homocysteine. Chris Kresser also recently posted that he is seeing great results using Masterjohn's protocol in his patients.
Here is Masterjohn's post and scroll down to click on "MTHFR protocol" button for details.
fxmedcoach wrote:Did you have a specific question with relation to your labs? If so that might be helpful so we gear our comments more towards what you are looking for vs throwing random information out there.
As others have stated, 18.9 is a high level for Homocysteine. But this is something that can be addressed. Here is a great resource from Point of Institute that you may find helpful -- http://www.pointinstitute.org/wp-conten ... steine.pdf.
A great reference for SNPs is Dr. Ben Lynch. He has a great book -- Dirty Genes, and his website is also full of information as well. He also offers a Dirty Genes course that is full of great information. You can find more information about the course at http://www.drbenlynch.com (under products tab). The VDR SNPs could be hindering your Vitamin D absorption contributing to the low Vitamin D levels.
Also, I'd appreciate any thoughts on whether or not I should supplement with magnesium. According to the lab, it's "normal", but I think Bredesen wants it higher.
Rainbow wrote:I've also been meaning to try Masterjohn's protocol (creatine, choline, glycine), but for now I'll stick to the plan of one thing at a time.
I hope you've had good news regarding your homocysteine levels!
Plumster wrote:A word of encouragement: It took me 10 months, but mine is now at 7.7. We can do it, despite our MTHFR and finicky COMT++!!
slacker wrote:The only target range for magnesium that I could find from Dr B is for RBC mag. I doubt that this is the test that you got. Double check! It's more common to order a blood or serum magnesium level.
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