Recently i had a blood test at the doctors, something i should have done years ago, but i was not mentally well enough to care about going to the doctor’s for physical wellbeing…this continued until quite recently.
I got the blood test results back, and became very concerned when told i was very low on Vitamin B12, it was a reading of 106, the doctor said if i would have carried on with the lifestyle i was living, then the B12 levels would have become critical, and i could have ended up with energy loss, nerve damage, memory loss, and a total breakdown of my system.
The nurse gave me a shot of B12, and within 30 mins i felt a rush of energy, and felt good, even though i am a raw vegan i feel good most of the time, the B12 made me feel better, which led me to do some research online, and i found some interesting things, what B12 is responsible for, and it is very important, (see the pic on this blog)
The ‘normal’ levels of B12 vary form country to country, so a place like China/Japan has a higher ‘normal’ range than the UK. This means that someone in the UK who has ‘normal’ levels of B12, would be considered B12 deficient in other countries.
The nurse will give me a total of 5 shots over a 2 week period, then once every 3 months. I will look into getting tablets and patches, and maybe take these as well?
So why was i low on B12? Poor quality soil that most of the fruits and salads that i eat where grown in? maybe? I still need to do some more research, but i found out its not just Vegans that can get low on B12, anyone can, if they are not absorbing the B12 via animal products in the stomach…and as a person gets older, the absorbing qualities of the stomach get weaker, just as anything else, so i may need to keep taking these B12 shots, we shall see.
One thing is for sure though, i’m so pleased that i had that blood test, and am now taking the B12, i could have ended up in very serious trouble indeed.
Eating just Raw Fruits and Salads…1.6 years (18 months)
No Processed Sugar…1.5 years (17 months)
No Caffeine…1.11 years (23 months)
No Cannabis…1.6 years (18 months)
No Tobacco….3.4 years (40 months)
No Orgasm…1 year (12 months) (but had 2 orgasms in early November 2016, so not quite a year, i did 11 months without orgasm, and now have done 6 weeks without orgasm) Tricky one!
No Gambling…10 months
All of these will update by a month in early Jan 2017….i hope!
Much love to you, Kindest regards