Should I take vitamin B12 if my serum B12 level is high?

Common contributors to Vitamin B12 deficiency include: vegetarian/vegan diet stomach acid medications antibiotics oral contraceptives aspirin (ASA) blood sugar medications such as metformin  Normal serum vitamin B12 levels range between 200-900 pg/mL. Serum B12 levels may not accurately reflect tissue B12 levels. What this means is that you could have a tissue level deficiency that…

Summit’s Supplements Guide

People like to experiment.  I certainly do. Many people assume that if they experiment with supplements and natural substances that this is safe for them to do.  It may not be.  If you already take certain supplements, or medications, randomly adding additional medicinal substances could really get you into trouble, so do yourself a favour:…

What is a mineral?

A mineral nutrient is an essential element other than carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen or oxygen that must be repeatedly consumed to promote growth and development, and to sustain health. Examples of essential minerals for human beings include boron, calcium,  chlorine, cobalt, copper, chromium, iodine, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur and zinc

Boron

Boron is an essential nutrient for plants, and may be for humans too.  It is a trace mineral, stored predominantly in bones and tooth enamel, whose role in human health is now being actively explored.  Research suggests that boron may play roles in metabolism and bone health. Since it’s not well-understood what boron does for…

Calcium

As the most prevalent mineral in our bodies, calcium is an essential part of bones and teeth.  It is also critically important to the normal functioning of the heart and other muscles, nerves, and blood-clotting system.  About 99% of the body’s store of calcium resides in our bones and teeth. Calcium-rich foods include milk and…