I'm gonna spill some secrets here today.
I feel ridiculous.
I wake up ready to run a marathon most mornings.
I'm obnoxiously happy.
I have more energy than a two year old, and that's a true story.
I think this is the reason.
Real, unprocessed, whole food.
Lots of water.
B 12 levels finally getting right.
I've always been the kind of person that likes to be busy from sun up to sun down.
Always been naturally optimistic and happy.
I've always had pretty good energy.
Maybe it was more determination than energy - I'm not sure.
A couple of months ago - when I had some blood work done and found out that I had seriously low levels of B12 - I started getting weekly shots, and taking sub lingual B12.
It took a good month for me to be able to tell a difference in my energy levels, but my legs quit tingling pretty much right away.
The symptoms of low B 12 are many - from fatigue to mental confusion, no moons in your fingernails...it's really so much to list here...I really implore you to Google it and read up about it - please don't suffer like I did out of ignorance!
Methylcobalamin is the best source of B12 and that is what I take orally. Most B12 supplements are Cobalamin - which your body has to convert to the methylcobalamin before it's used. I order it from Amazon where I get it shipped free when I buy at least two - I take about four a day right now, so I'm going through them quickly....
Since I have a wheat sensitivity that went unchecked for many years - my intestines do not absorb B12 from my food - I had the thought - "well then what about the multivitamin that I take everyday?" I bought some liquid vitamins at the suggestion of my doctor - and I love these.
I had to man up to swallow it the first time - it's a thick green liquid. I showed it to Glenco and he said it looked like pigeon droppings - which really didn't help at all. I think of that EVERY time I take them now - but wow - I can tell a difference taking this.
I've started giving myself the weekly shots of B12. It's cheaper, and the compounding pharmacy in town had the methylcobalamin that I wanted, and my doctor was injecting me with the cobalamin. I hope to be able to go to monthly shots soon.
Exercise - I can't get over how it gives me energy.
You truly reap what you sow -
Sow energy - reap energy.
I find a direct correlation to what I eat and how I feel.
The littlest bit of processed food leaves me with a headache and a bit of a sluggish feel.
So not worth it.
Life is too short to feel anything less than fabulous!