B12 is very, very difficult to absorb.
B12 deficiency will cause the symptoms that you’re having. Youpre probably thinking, “Well, Okay, if I have a B12 deficiency let me take some B12.” But it doesn’t work that way. B12, regardless of its form, will not be absorbed by the stomach in the absence of stomach acid and in the absence of something called intrinsic factor. So if you’re not taking intrinsic factor, it isn’t going to make any difference. The first thing I would do after grading you, sitting you down, and looking you over, would be to give you a slug of B12 intramuscularly.
Sublingual will not help. It, it gets absorbs by the stomach. The only way this is going to happen is if there’s intrinsic factor and acid. There’s no acid in your saliva. Believe me. It’s a P, it’s a very alkaline PH.
It won’t make any difference if you’re taking digestive enzymes. There’s only one course of action that I would take coming out of the chute. And that would take, be to take some IM, that’s intramuscular B12. Then you’re going to know that you’ve received the right stuff and that it made it to your system. If the symptoms then start to abate in about 3, 4, 5 days, you’re going to know that you’re heading in the right direction. If you don’t, then you know nothing.
B12 deficiency is the one I would worry about because it leads to other problems. So B12 is what you need to get. B12 is what you need to take. But you need to take it in the appropriate way. Sublingual doesn’t do any good for you. When you take it orally, it has got to be taken with intrinsic factor and something that makes your body secrete acid. And then somebody would have to take that Sucralfate, that Tagamet, that Zantac, and put it in the trash can because you can’t have, you can’t be achlorhydric and absorb B12.
I had to have it manufactured. I went out and, because I’m a little bit picky about this stuff, but I had a product made up that has B12 intrinsic factor and something that makes your body kick out stomach acid. But I would still take away that Sucralfate from you. It’s like giving somebody a nail gun without instructions.[/testimonial][/testimonials]