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OFTEN CALLED THE SILENT KILLER THIS SINGLE DISORDER CAN TAKE YOU INEVITABLY TO YOUR END VIA STROKE, HEART ATTACK, MEMORY LOSS, KIDNEY DISEASE, AND OTHER PROBLEMS

CATEGORY: 3: Blockage (https://lynncapehartwellness.com/2013/09/01/blog-30-essay-2-the-seven-categories-of-illness/)

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Lecithin

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A healthy diet is one way to control blood pressure naturally.

You have a spiritual partnership with your body and a literal one as well. You need each other. Your body needs you to feed and care for it. And it is all that stands between you and the eternal darkness. Your earthly plans mean nothing if your body is not well enough to carry them out.

Usually, when your body has a problem it will send you a signal, a warning, a cry for help, known as a symptom. Symptoms are important and should never be ignored. Symptoms are your body’s early warning system, a request for assistance and materials. It’s telling you something is wrong, and it needs your help to fix it. There might be a sharp pain or nagging cough, an ear ringing or finger numbness, a problem not sleeping or a tendency to fall down. Maybe something so subtle as just not feeling like yourself. But something. In retrospect, there is always some sign.

High blood pressure is different. It’s a “gateway” disease that leads to so many others. It is the quiet killer, the thief in the night come to steal your existence. It has no symptoms, until you’re being rushed through a brightly-lit corridor flat on a gurney. Then you know.

WHAT IS BLOOD PRESSURE

Blood pressure is directly connected to heart activity. It is a way of measuring how hard the heart is working to circulate blood. Much the way a speedometer measures how fast a car is going. In both cases there is a safe normal and the higher the number the more danger invited.

The heart does its job through a pump action. Each beat moves blood along 100,000 miles of arterial pathways made up of all the arteries, veins, and capillaries in one adult body (about 60,000 miles for a child). This system feeds blood, and therefore nutrition, to every location. It also carries away life threatening toxins.

The force of blood against an arterial wall indicates how rigorous the heart is working to circulate blood. This force is referred to as blood pressure. A normal-range blood pressure indicates the heart is doing its job without working so hard that it’s hurting itself and other organs in the process.

CALCULATING BLOOD PRESSURE

To determine blood pressure two measurements are taken. The result is presented as a fraction:

The pressure exerted on the arterial wall during each heart beat is the systolic measurement. It is the top number.

The pressure exerted on the arterial wall between beats, when the heart is still and resting, is the diastolic measurement. It is the bottom number.

Ideal blood pressure for an adult ranges between 120/80 up to 140/90. Nowadays, we’re looking for a number even lower than 120/80. If you come in at 115/78, you will get a gold star. High blood pressure is indicated when this fraction is higher than the ideal range, and is known medically as hypertension.

TYPES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

Primary high blood pressure is the most common and develops slowly over years as a person ages.

Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition, like anxiety, or use of certain medications. It is temporary and usually returns to ideal once the cause is removed.

CAUSES OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

There are countless reasons for a temporary spike in blood pressure. If you’re out partying with friends, shouting over the music, your pressure will go up. Having an argument, giving a speech, getting dumped or fired, putting away groceries, taking a test, wolfing down a meal, giggling, having sex, being chased by a bear … all can temporarily raise your pressure. But what if your blood pressure is high all the time?

SUSTAINED HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

The two key reasons for sustained high blood pressure not caused by meds or another medical condition are both diet related, (a) osmosis connected to salt intake, and (b) organic plaque causing arterial blockages.

OSMOSIS

Osmosis is why your doctor and all trusted medical sources tell you to watch your salt intake. It’s due to the havoc osmosis creates in your bloodstream.

You can remember osmosis from biology class when they explained why soaking an injured swollen foot in heavily salted water or magnesium-rich Epsom salts would reduce swelling and discomfort.

Osmosis is the process whereby a solvent, like water, tends to pass through a membrane, like skin, always moving from an area of lesser concentration of an organic, like salt, into an area of greater concentration.

This natural movement of water is the body’s attempt to equalize the salt concentrations on both sides of the membrane. Osmosis is the body seeking an internal balance.

In the case of the foot: Swelling is caused by the foot tissue taking on water to cool an inflammation. The water in the foot, the area of lesser salt concentration, will flow through the membrane (skin) into the soaking water, which is the area of greater salt concentration. Voilà, the swelling disappears, because the extra water causing it has moved out of the foot and into the soaking liquid.

The same thing happens in the bloodstream as relates to blood pressure. High salt usage raises blood pressure due to osmosis. By how much is an individual assessment. When your bloodstream is carrying a lot of salt, osmosis draws water into the blood stream trying to equalize the salt on both sides of the vessel wall.

Any extra water in the bloodstream adds to the liquid load the heart has to move, forcing it to work harder, and raising your blood pressure to bring that about.

Osmosis is an especially thorny problem for people whose body’s are inclined to hold on to water due to another condition, like congestive heart failure. People with CHF can have swollen lower extremities where blood pools due to the heart’s inability to pump hard enough to move it back up. High blood pressure can lead to CHF, because HBP literally wears out the heart, ages it prematurely, makes it old before its time.

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Exercising, even as little as 20 minutes two to three times a week, will strengthen your heart and lower your blood pressure.

PLAQUE

HBP causes the arterial walls to stretch outward. This stretching makes the walls susceptible to the growth of plaque. Plaque is the build up of fats, cholesterol, calcium, and other organic wastes on the walls of the arteries. (Interestingly, plaque only forms in arteries, but not in veins or capillaries, which are less susceptible to it.)

Plaque formation is also increased by a diet of fatty foods heavy in cholesterol and triglycerides. Even if you didn’t have HBP to begin with, eating these food would cause plaque on their own, and you’d end up with HBP anyway. Talk about a vicious circle.

The simple act of improving your diet with the addition of, say it with me, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, and lean meats, while also cutting back on foods eaten out of a bag, will help regulate and lower blood pressure. You also need a good emulsifier like lecithin to prevent and remove plaque formation in your arteries.

Note: According to the CDC, 90% of Americans consume too much salt, equal to 50% more daily than is recommended. 40% have high cholesterol, and 33% have high triglyceride levels. The whole maze of illness connected to HBP is totally diet related and fully controllable. Only you decide what you eat.

HOW HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DAMAGES OTHER ORGANS BESIDES YOUR HEART

HBP related damage doesn’t stop with the heart. It weakens and injures other organs as well, and through the same processes. All due to including too much salt and poor food choices in your diet.

ANEURISM (Bleeding) STROKE

If you take a balloon and continually blow it up past its ultimate stress point, certain spots will thin and finally burst.

HBP puts pressure on artery walls until they can no longer maintain the continual stretching, and they rupture like the balloon, causing an aneurism stroke. When this happens in the brain, it devastates an individual and her family. Nasty business, that, but it can also happen anywhere in the body and cause internal bleeding. It is always bad.

KIDNEY DAMAGE

If you have a truck moving food supplies to an isolated city, and the only road there from the warehouse becomes blocked with abandoned vehicles, then fewer and fewer supplies will be able to get through. The continued lack of foodstuffs will lead to malnutrition and possibly starvation in the waiting populace.

Like all organs, the kidneys have a considerable network of blood vessels supplying them. Over time HBP weakens blood vessel walls and makes the vessels more susceptible to the buildup of plaque. One follows the other—high blood pressure and plaque. The plaque blockage reduces the amount of blood and nutrition carried to the kidneys, making them work harder until they can fail entirely.

HEART DISEASE

By the same analogy as in kidney damage, the arteries surrounding the heart can become vulnerable to blood clots due, again, to the constant pressure exerted on the walls by HBP. In this environment plaque forms and grows faster, causing (a) atherosclerosis/hardening, and/or (b) a blockage that can turn into a blood clot or simply prevent enough blood from reaching the heart, until you have an attack or other episode.

MEMORY LOSS

Plaque in the brain that follows HBP is also responsible for memory loss and for the same reasons. If the arteries are blocked less blood will get through, starving brain cells die, and you face memory loss.

This same scenario can be presented for any number of body areas, because they all rely on sustenance being fed to them by blood vessels. All arteries are subject to plaque if you have HBP.

Full disclosure: I am a salt hound. I’ve gone places and actually not eaten, asked the host to wrap it up so I could take it home, because they didn’t have any in the weekend rental. I’ve sometimes become nauseated trying to eat food with no salt. I certainly don’t enjoy it. I think my body needs the salt, because it doesn’t seem to affect my BP. My most recent reading was 109/71 with a pulse of 60. Maybe my high vitamin load prevents the process or maybe it’s a genetic aberration. Just remember, the rule is that too much salt presents a huge danger to your body and must be heavily regulated. You can use it, in fact you need it, but pay close attention to your intake. Too much salty food one day warrants the decision to eat less or none the next day. Look for a balance and you’ll be safe.

USING LECITHIN TO CONTROL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DUE TO PLAQUE & BLOCKED ARTERIES

Shortly after publishing Vitamin Remedies That Really Work!, I got a call from Tobi Knight, public affairs host on KIIS radio in Los Angeles. She wanted to interview me in person, not by phone, which is the usual way. Good thing, because we went out for a drink afterward and had a good conversation. I learned that her blood pressure was so high her doctor made her take a reading three times a day and then email the readings to him each day. This practice enabled me to track what effect Lecithin has on blood pressure on a daily basis.

I naturally suggested Lecithin and put her on a high dose of 6 softgels twice daily, plus 1 tablespoon of granules in a blender drink each morning.

The results surprised me.

Tobi was honest and admitted that she didn’t take Lecithin every single day, more like four days a week. But on the days that she did take it, her readings dropped into the normal range on that same day. Tobi’s pressure averaged as high as 180/120. With Lecithin the readings hovered around 120/80.

Until then I knew what Lecithin was capable of, but I assumed it would take a while, maybe weeks, to clean the arteries and bring down blood pressure. Apparently, that’s not always the case, and for some people Lecithin works to lower blood pressure the same day it’s taken!

Lecithin is an emulsifier. It keeps organic particles in suspension, as a mixture, by creating an environment where oil and water don’t separate. Lecithin is a natural substance extracted from soybean oil. It is known to be safe and has been used in our food supply since the early 1900’s. Take a look in your cabinets and refrigerator. Lecithin is used as an ingredient in countless foods and cosmetics because of its ability to emulsify, stabilize, thicken, and moisturize.

Without Lecithin, when you opened a box of biscuit mix, it wouldn’t come out in a nice powdery stream, but would plop into your bowl in funky clumps. Without Lecithin, your facial moisturizer wouldn’t be creamy and smooth when you stuck your finger in, but would show the oils coagulated and greasy. Without Lecithin, your mayonnaise would be a congealed mess, unspreadable. Likewise, your peanut butter. Lecithin is what keeps oils from separating from each other and other ingredients.

Lecithin’s ability to keep organic particles in suspension makes it a valuable food supplement. Is it such a huge leap from witnessing Lecithin’s known properties on other organic material outside our bodies to understanding that it can also do the same thing inside them? To me it’s a straight line of logic.

Lecithin does the same thing in your body as it does in food and cosmetics. It prevents organic particles from clumping together. Lecithin patrols your bloodstream, looking for an organic waste molecule to bind with. Once found, Lecithin prevents the waste molecule from joining with other similar waste molecules, by holding it in suspension until it can be safely eliminated from the body.

Lecithin will NOT cause chunks of plaque to rupture and fall off the artery wall into your bloodstream, threatening a blood clot and flow stoppage. Lecithin works on a molecular level, mincing away at the blockage, breaking off molecule-sized bits and escorting them through your blood stream (like a cop holding onto a criminal), keeping them in suspension (under arrest), and making sure they don’t team up with other criminals to commit more crimes (clump together and cause a blockage), until they can be disposed of safely.

Without enough Lecithin in your diet, oils, fats, and other organic compounds will accumulate, harden (they used to call it hardening of the arteries after all), and cause blockage disorders like heart disease and high blood pressure. With enough Lecithin, plaque and other organic wastes can’t settle on the walls of your arteries and drive up your blood pressure.

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Definition: White Coat High Blood Pressure: If going to the doctor makes you nervous you’ll probably have a raised but artificially high blood pressure when they take a reading. It is the act of seeing the doctor that actually raises your blood pressure. There’s nothing to be done about it. They make a lot of people nervous. Just be sure to let your physician know that you have this tendency.

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 HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE Quick Glance Chart
Supplement Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Lecithin softgels 4 softgels 4 softgels Puritan’s Pride Item #300 1200 mg
Lecithin granules (optional) 1 tbls in a blender drink NA Puritan’s Pride Item #1680 NA
One full tablespoon of granules is equal to six softgels. You can’t take too much. Feel free to use additional amounts liberally.
Coenzyme Q10 1 capsule NA Jarrow Brand, bought at vitaminlife.com 100 mg
Beta Carotene

(they’re tiny)

20 softgels 20 softgels Puritan’s Pride Item #1223 25,000 IU
Vitamin D3 1.0 ml 1.0 ml Puritan’s Pride Item #30405 5,000 IU

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LET’S RECAP

If an ancient water bearer one day has his load increased by half, he will have to work harder by half to move the increased amount of liquid.

The same is true of your heart. If you’re eating incautiously, you’re giving your entire body a one-two punch of jeopardy. (a) Your salt intake causes extra water to be taken on by the blood stream, while (b) plaque caused by that same salt-related HBP narrows the blood vessels, giving the increased load less room to transport. And the heart pounds on, trying harder and harder to move the heavy load. Together, and over time, this double blow damages your body and shortens your life.

Don’t forget, even if you eat well—fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, fish, lean meats, and drink plenty of water—HBP will still cause plaque to form in your arteries if your salt intake is high.

WHAT TO DO

You don’t have to be a saint to be completely healthy, meaning you can cheat maybe 15 percent of the time and still be okay. What counts is what you do most of the time, the other 85 percent. If the bar is set too high and you don’t think you can make it, you may use that as an excuse to not try at all. So give yourself a break.

Specifically, it wouldn’t be the end of the world if you were to eat as much of whatever the hell you want once a week, as long as you’re taking lecithin to emulsify the carbs and grease, and, eating well the rest of the week. Knowing you can cut loose on your special day, guilt-free, might even help you behave on the other six days, since you will have something to look forward to on the seventh.

Notes:

Remember, you’re not taking pills, but concentrated food supplements. This isn’t medicine. It’s nutrition. You need as much as it takes to get it done.

Additional recommended supplements are Co-Enzyme Q10, which strengthens the heart muscle. Beta Carotene fights inflammation that accompanies plaque buildup, and Vitamin D3 assists Beta Carotene in its functions. (If you can’t find D3, use Vitamin D.)

Puritan’s Pride Soya Lecithin contains a minimum of 61 percent phosphatides in each 1200 mg softgel. The value of a Lecithin product is determined by the percentage of phosphatides it contains, because they activate the fat emulsifying, plaque-removing process. I’ve rarely seen another brand that maintains this high level. You may use another brand, but make sure it conforms to these specifications, or it won’t work as described here.

Never take Lecithin softgels on an empty stomach as you may experience some stomach upset. Try to take it after you eat.

Lecithin granules are best used in blender drinks. You can also sprinkle them on salads, fresh fruit, and cereals. Be sure to consume it uncooked. You can use it in cooked recipes to improve texture and smoothness, but those amounts don’t count toward your daily maintenance dose.

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THIS IS AN EASY WAY TO INCREASE ENERGY LEVELS

CATEGORY: 1: Simple Malnutrition

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENT: Vitamin B12

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Fatigue is tricky. Like headaches, it accompanies almost every disorder known to humankind, and is a side effect of many drugs. It can also be a function of mood: If something bad happens to you, you can find yourself feeling tired for no reason except it. But fatigue can signal something serious, even life threatening—The National Institute of Health reports that “unusual fatigue” is the most commonly reported symptom in women who have heart attacks, with over 70 percent complaining of it beforehand.

Or it can simply be the result of a week of hardy partying and not getting enough sleep or nutrition. Or even the result of a hormone imbalance.

Physicians agree that for most people the main reason for lack of energy is the failure to get enough sleep on a regular basis. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported the results of a study showing that more than 25 percent of adults get six hours or less of sleep every night, which is unhealthy. One in ten reported not having a good night’s sleep in over a month. You can bet that these same people complain of fatigue and low energy.  

Note: Please read Blog 1: Insomnia & Trouble Sleeping for information on using Sea Kelp as a safe and effective sleep aid.

Fatigue occurs across all age groups and cultures, but it is more prevalent in the elderly and those with serious disorders. Depending on the reason, it can be rare and something you just deal with on those occasions. It can be something connected to an event that happens regularly, but not daily. Or it can be daily, long term and debilitating, what is referred to as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

VITAMIN B12 THERAPY

Besides increasing energy levels and making you feel more alert, B12 is also important to proper nervous system function, sperm production, normal growth, and the proper functioning of the immune system. Important to this discussion is the fact that B12 is closely involved in the production of melatonin, which controls the release of many hormones that are involved in the sleep/wake cycle. If your problem is not diet, or lack of sleep, it may be hormonal, and B12 can still help you.

Vitamin B12 is a component of B Complex, and the only element that cannot be synthesized in a laboratory or extracted from plants. It is the only supplement that cannot be obtained from a variety of food sources. B12 must be grown in bacteria or molds like penicillin, and other than food supplements, is available only in red meat and dairy products. Strictly vegetarian diets therefore are deficient in B12.

But wait a minute, you say. Aren’t we being told to cut back on things like red meat and dairy to guard against high cholesterol? That’s right, and since we can only get B12 from these sources, if we cut back without supplementing, we risk a deficiency and subsequent fatigue, an immediate result of insufficient B12 intake.

The most common form of B12 supplementation is cyanocobalamin in tablet form. Since it’s all synthesized the same way, you can use almost any B12 product, except a time released or sustained release one. Because it’s water soluble, extensive amounts of B12 cannot be stored in your body, and 95 percent is washed out everyday. Meaning that you need to replenish the internal supply daily.

The energy you get from regular B12 use is wonderfully subtle, even, and mellow. You may not feel anything major when you start taking it. You will just suddenly notice that you have gotten so much more done over the past few days, way beyond your normal production level. Some people don’t notice the difference in their energy levels until they stop taking B12 and go back to their usual funk. Then the improvement is obvious to them.  

THE OXYGEN CONNECTION

B12 is vital to red blood cell production. Red blood cells are responsible for the efficient transport of oxygen to all parts of your body. Oxygen is what enables your body to release and use energy stored in your food and later in your cells, and to use that energy to perform cellular functions, like making you feel energized. Every cell in your body needs oxygen for this reason.

Your blood stream picks up oxygen in your lungs as you breathe, and carries it to the rest of your body. B12 facilitates this task, getting more oxygen to your brain and your muscles, giving you an overall feeling of sustained energy without manic side effects. And you don’t crash when it wears off, because your body hasn’t been artificially stimulated. All you are doing, is getting more oxygen moving around in there by providing missing nutrition.

HOW TO USE VITAMIN B12

There are different ways to use B12 to combat fatigue and low energy:

1.         You can use it daily to ensure that your blood is always well oxygenated and therefore that your energy remains high and on an even keel. If you have reason to believe that your fatigue problems are hormonal, it is recommended that you take B12 daily.

2.         You can use it only on those days when your energy has dipped and you need a boost.

3.         You can use it to keep your mind and body energized and alert for a limited period, when you know there is no chance of your getting enough sleep to function normally.    

4.         You can even use it, along with other supplements, to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

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1.         DAILY B12 THERAPY TO MAINTAIN SUSTAINED ENERGY LEVELS  

Daily B12 Therapy QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 1-2 tablets 1-2 tablets Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 1 capsule 1 capsule Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 capsule Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.If you use this therapy daily you will not suffer dips in the middle of the day, nor will you be slow to get going in the morning. When the nurse sticks your finger in the pulse oximeter to measure your blood oxygen, your reading will be 99-100 every time.

2.         TAKING B12 ONLY WHEN YOUR ENERGY IS LOW 

B12 Therapy As Needed QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplement As Needed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tablets Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.If you use this therapy when your energy is low, you can feel its effects within 30 minutes to an hour. It will boost your vigor naturally without putting you on edge. And you won’t “crash” later when it wears off. You’ll just go back to “normal.”

3.         USING B12 TO STAY ALERT FOR A LIMITED BUT NECESSARY PERIOD

Let’s talk about this one for a minute. Sometimes you’re faced with a situation or task, like taking exams, caring for a sick child, or participating in military maneuvers, where you can be certain you won’t get enough sleep. There is a way around this problem, where you can function on three to four hours of sleep instead of eight, and remain fine mentally and physically, for a limited time.

But this isn’t a nice thing to do to your body or your brain, and it will catch up with you if you do it for too long. A couple weeks is fine, but you should not try to use this therapy on a long term basis, as a way of circumventing your need for at least eight hours of sleep each night. Without enough sleep your body can’t make all its necessary repairs, and detoxify. Plus, losing sleep ages you, makes you look older. You must get enough sleep on a regular basis to remain healthy in the long term.

B12 Limited Overuse Therapy QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Directly Before Bed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tabs 2 tabs 2 tabs Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 2 caps 2 caps Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 cap 1 cap Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.Take your third and final dose of B12 right before you lay down to go to sleep. Do not take it before you are actually ready to close your eyes and sleep. B12 will not adversely affect your sleep if you take it this way, but you will be bright and ready to go when you awaken the next day.

4.         ABOUT CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

For a long time CFS has been the boogeyman of disorders. No one knows what is really going on, what causes it, or how to alleviate it. And it’s not serious enough to warrant research funds or real medical attention, so people suffer quietly. CFS is nothing more than a case of long term fatigue. But long term fatigue is no small matter and can be horrific and crippling. Nobody wants to feel tired all the time. Everything becomes a chore, even the things you love doing. You don’t want to go anywhere, see anybody, do anything. Even your mind is sluggish and nowhere near performing up to your true abilities. It’s easy to understand how CFS can morph into depression.

You have CFS if you are (a) tired all the time, (b) it is not alleviated no matter how much you sleep, and (c) it is not attributable to any other medical or psychological cause. So you’re tired and there’s no reason for it. Great.

There is a cognitive analytical construct for arriving at answers to mysteries, a way of proving or disproving a concept, that is referred to as Reductio ad Absurdum, where you figure out what something is by figuring out what it is not. In other words, you continue to eliminate, one by one, the reasons that can’t be true, and what is left you know must be the answer, no matter how absurd it is. Reduce a question or problem, even to the absurd, and you will have your answer. Reductio ad Absurdum.

When you use this concept to analyze CFS, you must eliminate first the question of sleep, because CFS is not improved no matter how much you sleep. You must eliminate any medical or mental problem as a reason, because that is part of the diagnosis. The only thing left then, which must be the answer no matter how absurd it may seem, is nutrition. And the one thing I hope you’re learning from reading my blogs is that nutrition is the answer to all illnesses. Even if your problem is hormonal, that too relates to diet in this instance, because B12 helps regulate your wake/sleep cycle, ensuring that you get enough sleep even as it gives you more energy.

Under this analysis, B12, along with other support vitamins, should help even those with CFS. 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome QUICK GLANCE CHART
Supplements Breakfast Dinner Directly Before Bed Brand Strength
Vitamin B12 2 tabs 2 tabs 2 tabs Nature’s Life 1000 mcg
B Complex 100 (capsules only) 2 caps 2 caps Puritan’s Pride #10280 100 mg/mcg
Coenzyme Q10 (capsules only) 1 cap 1 cap Jarrow Formulas 30 mg
L-Phenylalanine 1 tab Puritan’s Pride #150 500 mg
Liquid Amino Complex 2 soft gels Puritan’s Pride #5505 NA
Iron (ferrous gluconate— women only) 1 tab Puritan’s Pride #1200 246 mg
Do not use time released or sustained release B12 products.B Complex can be hard to digest and is best taken with some food.Take your third and final dose of B12 right before you lay down to go to sleep. Do not take it before you are actually ready to close your eyes and sleep. B12 will not adversely affect your sleep if you take it this way, but you will be bright and ready to go when you awaken the next day. When your fatigue is no longer chronic you may stop the bedtime dose of B12. If the fatigue returns to chronic after this, add the bedtime dose back to your regimen.L-Phenylalanine is an amino acid which boosts energy. If it makes you edgy or manic, stop taking it. It’s not for everyone. The liquid aminos will also help relieve fatigue.Iron should be taken only by women who are menstrual age.

Notes

A small percentage of people find that B12 doesn’t energize them, but instead makes them sleepy, or just doesn’t work at all to relieve fatigue. This could be caused by not taking it along with B Complex to help it be properly assimilated. It may also indicate that your digestive system does not produce one of the gastric secretions necessary to absorb B12 when taken orally. If so, you can use the sublingual form which is dissolved under your tongue and absorbed directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the intestinal tract. You can also get B12 shots from your physician.

I have discouraged you from purchasing time released or sustained release B12 products. You need to get the sudden frontload of B12 into your system fast to achieve the effects I discuss here. Having B12 drip slowly into your system is the worst thing you can do regarding the use of B12. If you have a problem with B12 taken orally not working properly for you, follow the above note and take it sublingually.

 Avoid very large doses of sublingual B12. Get the 1000 or 2000 mcg strength only. You have to be careful to avoid causing a deficiency of other elements of the B Complex, which could happen with those ultra large strengths.

Please be nice to each other, and look for my next blog: Blog 19: Increasing Sexual Pleasure, where I tell you how a single supplement can enhance your experiences up to ten fold.  

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