Originally Posted by momofmine
Originally Posted by Theloose
I think it's a better absorbed thing, that the better absorbed, the more you can take before getting to bowel tolerance.The teeth are looking worse. Seriously, day by day. They're eroding. I feel so helpless! I upped the cell salts and gave him more D today.
yeah. And mag/Mo/b6?Dd's trailing herself on her leftover ice cream sundae. I hope I get some sleep tonight!
Have you talked with PB again about the teeth? I would call her.
With the B vitamins, what was the final consensus on taking them individually versus taking a B-complex? At one point, I know there was some discussion about needing to have the all the B's in concert with each other. Do some complexes have too much or too little of certain ones?
Do you take a complex to insure basic coverage of all B's, and then take extra B12 and B6? Or do you just take the individual ones you need more of?
For now, we're doing the Thorne basic b complex plus the mega b12 drops from holisticheal.com, DS does well on methyl b12 but Deb has talked a lot in the past about why some kids wouldn't do so well with methyl B12, but hydroxy B12 would be better (and there's another form, adenosyl, which seems less common to NEED). DS is getting the Thorne B complex #6 mixed in occasionally instead of the Basic, but the amount in the basic should be plenty for most kids.
I don't want to try to balance individual Bs, and we seem to tolerate a pretty wide range of B vits.
Originally Posted by momofmine
Another vitamin question. About Vitamin A I sometimes give my kids this vitamin: http://www.giprohealth.com/giprochild.aspx
And I started giving it daily the past week because we are getting over being sick and I am trying to be sure we rebuild. But I also started the FCLO on a daily basis again (we had slacked off on that), and I give 1/2 tsp. The WAPF site says that should be about 4650 IU of Vitamin A. This vitamin has 7,000 IU of Vitamin A, in this form:
Vitamin A (50% (3,500 I.U.) from fish liver oil and 50% (3,500 I.U.) as natural carotenes (alpha, beta, cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, and lutein) from D. salina)
So, all together, that would be a total of 11,650 IU of vitamin A daily. Is that too much for the kids daily? If I don't give this multi, I feel like they need something to cover the bases. Like zinc, etc. Does anyone give a multi or do you guys all just do the individual nutrients? I guess I just don't know how to match them in terms of what co-factors are needed, etc.
You don't need to include the carotenes in the total count for the daily vitamin A. I don't know what we'll do once we're healthy, just recently I wrote out the entire list of what I give the kids to give to my DO and wow, it was so long. For you... a multi is a reasonable idea, but it seems like you could benefit from looking at what's going on and what y'all are susceptible to, and tweaking from there. You've seen the link between methylation (b12 and folate, plus sometimes other stuff to help it along) and IgE allergies? Are you still on SCD? How much folate are you consuming now? I don't know what veggies are allowed, not many legumes are SCD legal, right? So you may have to work harder to get folate in (or add in a good B complex, gotta say I love the Thorne, if you wanted to switch the kids to Thorne B complex plus the Thorne multi-minerals, you'd a) not add in any extra vit A in addition to the FCLO, and b) get real folate--not sure what the GIpro health has, and you could tweak a bit more independently).