My doctor approved this treatment before I left for Utah.
Here's the treatment plan:
After reading all the cautions, I decided to start out slowly by taking the supplements every other day for the next week or two...depending on how I feel. I am taking the recommended 1/4 tablets of the Actifolate and the Intrinsic B12/folate, 1/4 tablet of the Neurological Health Formula, and the recommended 1 softgel of the Phosphatidyl Serine Complex. However, rather than taking a full pill of the Activated B12 Guard, I am taking a 1/2 pill.
1. One-quarter tablet (200 micrograms) Actifolate (Folapro is 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, an active form of folate, which is sold by Metagenics with a license from Merck, which holds the patent on synthesis).
2. One-quarter tablet Intrinsic B12/folate (This includes 200 micrograms of folate as a combination of folic acid, 5-methyl tetrahydrofolate, and 5-formyl tetrahydrofolate, also known as folinic acid or leucovorin (another active form of folate), 125 micrograms of vitamin B12 as cyanocobalamin, 22.5 milligrams of calcium, 17.25 milligrams of phosphorus, and 5 milligrams of intrinsic factor).
3. Up to two tablets (It's best to start with one-quarter tablet and work up as tolerated) General Vitamin Neurological Health Formula from Holistic Health Consultants (This is a multivitamin, multimineral supplement with some additional ingredients. It does not contain iron or copper, and it has a high ratio of magnesium to calcium. It contains antioxidants, sometrimethylglycine, some nucleotides, and several supplements to support the sulfur metabolism.)
4. One softgel capsule Phosphatidyl Serine Complex (Vitamin Discount Center)(This includes the phospholipids and some fatty acids)
5. Activated B12 Guard (Perque) (2,000 micrograms hydroxocobalamin with some mannitol, sucanat, magnesium and cherry extract)
The last thing I want is a major energy crash.
As far as I can tell, I don't feel much different today than I did before I took yesterday's dose...though I did have a major bout of diarrhea this afternoon (which could actually be from my irritable bowel syndrome or from what I ate at lunch) and I'm fighting off a major headache (which could be from anything). I'm also REALLY tired, but that's probably because I had trouble sleeping last night.
Since I'm listing my current symptoms, I might as well mention that I'm also trying to get over a mild rash on my back and abdomen that appeared on Thursday in Utah. I suspect it was an allergic reaction to a detergent we used on Wednesday when we washed our clothes. I feel like I develop new allergies all the time.
There's always something wonky going on with my body. It's really kind of annoying.
Here's hoping that this new treatment plan is successful!