posted on Dec, 18 2019 @ 01:58 PM
Garden of life makes a B12 spray and it is methyl b12. It tastes good and is made by yeast so it is vegetarian friendly. I keep a few bottles of
that in stock. Methyl B12 is the type some people need take, cyanocobalamin is not really good for everyone.
B12 and choline are the two supplements that vegetarians might need. Betaine requires an enzyme to convert to choline, and choline needs a different
enzyme to convert to betaine. I do not make much of either enzyme so I need to eat meat based choline, preferrably egg or liver, and I also have to
eat plant based betaine too. Trimethylglycine is betaine.
As for Iron, you can get that from cooking stuff in a cast iron frying pan. Our body knows how to use that. D2 is found in veggies and requires
sunlight and the skin to convert it to D3. Potatoes contain Calcitriol which is the active hormone of vitamin D, it does not need the sun, liver, or
kidneys to metabolize it and some other root veggies also have the active form Calcitriol. Most nightshades have it in varying amount, they are
nightshades and grow at night. Calcitriol not only helps build bones and cartilage, it is also used in the brain and wards off dementia somewhat. If
the liver and kidneys are working correctly, you do not need calcitriol, almost everyone has the ability to make it unless we consume foods that block
their ability to properly convert it.
Calcium can be blocked from absorbtion in a half dozen ways, even if you have everything working and have D3 in the body. Some oxilates can bind the
calcium in the gut and it does not get absorbed. So make sure not to over eat high oxilate foods. No amount of vitamin D will remedy the problem of
Calcium being bound in the digestive tracts to other chemistries that make it so it can't be absorbed. Many veggies have the oxilates in them.
Phytates is another chemistry that can cause problems like that. Too much meat will also stop calcium from being absorbed, but this is a vegetarian
thread so that is not an issue here.
Some foods possess anti-nutrient properties and that includes many veggies, no matter how much vitamins and minerals in them absorption is minimal.
Even a vitamin or mineral pill has little benefit if food chemistry binds the nutrients. Calcium supplements should be taken independent of other
mineral supplements, because they lower the acid in the stomach and minerals cannot be converted properly to make them bioavailable. Bread usually
has lots of calcium in it, but if it is whole wheat bread, the calcium could be bound. Wheat takes lots of calcium out of the soil, so do certain
vegetables, so liming the soil is required to keep it producing. But as with humans, calcium in lime can block the uptake of other minerals, so
overliming is no good either.