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High-ish B12 with a mild Vitamin D deficiency

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM

What should I do about these results, if anything at all?

Gender: Female Age: 16

Serum Vitamin B12 and Folate studies

B12 (180-740) pmol/L - 797

R.CF ( > 630 ) nmol/L - 863

Vitamin D

D 45 nmol/L ( I think it was nmol/L, apologies if not I don't have the sheet with me )

mild deficency

( 51 nmol/L + = normal range)

Doctor put me to take 1,000IU of D ( liquid tablet called Ostelin) Per day

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on March 16, 2012
at 10:10 AM

I live in Australia ;), ironic hey? My dads similar to me in terms of Vit-D, he's at 50 nmol/L Nope i'm not, my doc asked me the same question. I'm guessing it could be the fact that I eat alot of canned fish almost once a day, salmon mostly and sometimes tuna. When i saw that 100g of salmon is something like 300% RDA of B12 I nearly fell off my chair! I also eat beef steak 4-5 times a week, so I assume I should get more variety of meats, like more poultry. I just hope this isn't some kind of kidney issue

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on March 16, 2012
at 06:56 AM

I take quite a lot more than 1000IU. I'm in Canada and am overweight. It's worth pointing out that if you are very far north, or in the Pacific North West you can sit outside all day this time of year and probably get 0 Vit. D production. Take the supplement for now, I can't imagine it would cause any harm.

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on March 16, 2012
at 04:40 AM

Get some sun! You got these results recently I'm assuming? At the end of winter where you probably had very little sun exposure? Get out in the sun as much as you can in the next week or two (get enough time without sunscreen) and then retest. Don't supplement when you can so easily get the real thing.

For the B12 and folate, are you supplementing at all with any B vitamins? If you aren't, then I don't think it's much of an issue. It's probably because you're eating paleo so your gut is actually able to properly absorbnutrients compared to the rest of the population! ;)

5f6acaa2591c41cc091fffd6e453c518

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on March 16, 2012
at 10:10 AM

I live in Australia ;), ironic hey? My dads similar to me in terms of Vit-D, he's at 50 nmol/L Nope i'm not, my doc asked me the same question. I'm guessing it could be the fact that I eat alot of canned fish almost once a day, salmon mostly and sometimes tuna. When i saw that 100g of salmon is something like 300% RDA of B12 I nearly fell off my chair! I also eat beef steak 4-5 times a week, so I assume I should get more variety of meats, like more poultry. I just hope this isn't some kind of kidney issue

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