The blog below is to help you rethink unnecessary vitamins, supplements, herbs and enzymes.
“Desperation causes desperate decisions. A member stated this to me in May of 2021. Before he even finished it, I was writing it down. Desperation causes desperate decisions.
He then went on to tell me about his near-death decision based on his own stupidity (his words, not mine). Before he found our group, he was adamant that he was leaking potassium. He was positive that he was very low. He was positive of this without a recent blood test to show it. He, knowing how dangerous potassium is, started putting in large doses of potassium in his water. His symptoms got worse and worse and worse. What he didn’t realize is that potassium deficiency symptoms are the same as potassium overdose symptoms.
He finally went to the ER. Whereas he thought he was potassium deficient, in reality, he was almost dead from a potassium overdose. His blood work was only .1 point from creating a fatal heart attack.
In the past week in chat, I have had several members discuss with me the extraordinary amount of supplements (D, B12, magnesium, C, etc., etc.) they have consumed because they thought it was necessary. They were desperate to feel better. Desperation causes desperate decisions.
Are you desperate to feel better? If you are putting in your mouth anything other than RDA for any supplement, then question it. If you are putting in your mouth supplements that have little to no long-term research, then question it. If you are supplementing because of a deficiency, but decide to supplement with amounts that are ridiculously high because another Facebook group suggests this is the best way, then question it. If you were deficient, but continue to supplement with high amounts of a vitamin without a follow-up blood test to determine if you still need that vitamin, then question it.
Earlier today I was reading a post in another group. The woman said she had fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and chronic fatigue. She also had IBS and generalized anxiety disorder. She mentioned she has not had labs in a while. She wants to conceive. She states she is taking a prenatal vitamin, baby aspirin, DHA fish oil, extra 400 mcg methyl-folate, 400 to 600 mg Ubiquinol, 5,000 to 10,000 IU’s vitamin D, 400 mg magnesium glycinate, 150 mg K2, 2000 mg vitamin C and 200 mg Myoinostitol. She adds that she has joined the Vitamin D wellness group and is following their guidelines on D, K2 and magnesium. The vitamin D wellness group tells her to get rid of her prenatal and only take the D, K2 and magnesium. Her question to this other group is, “should she be adding in a B complex.” She then states clearly, “I HAVE NO KNOWN DEFICIENCIES”.
I screamed that statement on purpose.
She has no known deficiencies, yet she is loading up her body with supplements that she doesn’t need. Are these decisions made with calm logic following the advice of your trusted physician? No. This woman is desperate to conceive. She is making a desperate decision.
You don’t feel good. We’ve been there. You want to feel better NOW and not after six months to a year on The B6T Protocol. Let us help you understand why we don’t recommend excess vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs or enzymes in this group. There is little long-term research on the effects of excess vitamins on the human body There is little long-term research on the supplement’s interaction with each other on the human body. Any short-term research that shows the negative side effects of excess supplementation is being ignored. You may already be toxic from a vitamin that also had little long-term research with the toxicity research being ignored. Think about excess supplementation.
Desperation causes desperate decisions. Step back. Look at your decisions. Make them with calm logic with your western medicine primary care physician and/or neurologist.“
Members in the B6T Smart – Understanding B6 Toxicity Facebook group have tried it all. The result is that they taught future B6-toxicity-healers that there is no magic pill. In most cases, the supplement that is supposed to help heal made members worse. The reason is members were turning to supplements that are known to heal nerves. Most supplements that heal nerves have vasodilation properties. One autonomic symptom of B6 toxicity is low blood volume. Less blood in a larger vessel only created more blood flow issues which created more symptoms.
It has been said a few times in the Facebook group, “we suggest nutrition over excess supplementation”. Even with this statement, some members felt the need for a daily vitamin. B6T Smart – A Sensible Supplement was created for this member. This supplement is only 25% RDA of most vitamins and minerals. It has no B6 or magnesium (a strong vasodilator). Please try to get the majority of your nutrition from food. The supplement was designed for just that extra boost needed to round out your nutritional day.