A Missing Nutritional Link for Me?


Jennifer Esposito is a well known actor, bakery owner and author of the book Jennifer’s Way.  If you haven’t read Jennifer’s Way, I think you should.  It is, at times, a heartbreaking story about how serious Celiac Disease can be.  If you have a doubter or know someone in the medical field, this would make a great gift.

A little while back, I was reading through posts on Jennifer’s website and I came across… Frustrated Celiac? Vigilant gluten-free eater yet STILL FEEL BAD? Missing Link…MTHFR?.  I knew that Jennifer continued to struggle with symptoms even after going strictly gluten free (and more).  It seems that MTHR was an issue she was experiencing.  I’ll nutshell her broad strokes… MTHR is a condition that prevents breakdown and absorption of certain B-vitamins.  More detailed information can be found linked in her article.

Even though I have felt much, much better since going strictly gluten free I wouldn’t say that I have felt 100%.  I continue to have periodic issues.  Tingling skin, tinnitus and (although I didn’t really realize it – keep reading) fatigue to name a few.

I thought I’d give it a shot.  I ended up sourcing these two vitamins…

Jarrow Formulas Methyl Folate 5-MTHF, Supports Brain, Memory, Cardiovascular Health, 400 Mcg, 60 Caps – More Info on Jarrow Formulas Website

Jarrow Formulas Methylcobalamin (Methyl B12), Supports Brain Cells, 5000 mcg, 60 Lozenges – More Info on Jarrow Formulas Website

Fine and dandy.

The following day I decided to try and dig into my Tinnitus a little more.

I went about Googling tinnitus and celiac together and came to this article…  Diabetes, Celiac Disease and Tinnitus – The Vitamin B12 Link.

In my opinion that’s a great article.  I’ll quote a section toward the end…

In both diabetes and celiac disease, it is critical to supplement with optimal doses of multivitamins and at least 400 mcg of Vitamin B12 a day. B12 can better be absorbed by your body by using a sublingual (under the tongue), or subcutaneous injection (under the skin) form of B12. -Dr Mark Rosenberg, M.D.

That made sense to me, so again, I turned to Amazon.  I searched b12 lozenge.  At that time, one of the first results was…

Jarrow Formulas Methylcobalamin (Methyl B12), Supports Brain Cells, 5000 mcg, 60 Lozenges

I clicked on that only to find I had ordered it the day before.  Okay, now we’re talking.

After taking this combo for a little over a week… I have noticed a substantial difference.  Both the tingling and Tinnitus have decreased (although they have not totally gone away).  I’ve also experienced a noticeable change in energy level.  I didn’t think fatigue continued to be a major factor, but I think it has been.  I wasn’t even aware until I experienced this boost in energy.  I will concede that it’s possible that this was a coincidence.  I cannot tell you without a doubt that my progress is solely because of these two new vitamins.  I think they are playing a key part, but that’s only a guess at this point.

I’ll update this post over time, but at this point, I’m optimistic.

Before making a change to your supplement or vitamin regimine, talk to your doctor or healthcare professional to see what vitamins and supplements are right for you.

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