What causes non-absorption of vitamin B?
Liliana Aguilar (Houston, TX) on Nov 20, 2011
If she is B12 deficient, then her stomach lining may not be producing enough intrinsic factor. This protein factor binds B12 for absorption into the bloodstream. Headaches and tiredness may be produced by B12 deficiency. Your daughter can get B12 shots to bypass absorption problem or use physician approved doses of sublingual B12. Liliana Aguilar MPH, MS, RD, LD. Dietitian Consultant
Erin Huddy (Alexandria, VA) on Nov 19, 2011
Good morning. I'm sorry to hear that your daughter is suffering from a B vitamin deficiency. I would be happy to help you out, but need a little bit more information. Which B vitamin is she deficient in?
Shantih Coro (Hallandale Beach, FL) on Nov 19, 2011
There are several factors which cause low level of B vitamins which are poor nutrition of course since not enough B vitamins are present in one diet (b vitamins are water soluble and are not stored in the tissues and can be constantly provided in the diet), excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugars which inhibit B vitamins absorption such as rice, pasta, bread (whole wheat or white it is the same thing), cookies, sweets, prepackaged foods, etc., lack of cultured foods in one diet, mal absorption in the intesting due to poor gut flora and the use of anti biotics. I would suggest you to consult with an experienced nutritionist trained also in functional medicine or you can call our clinic at any time, we will be more than happy to help you, educate you and give all the guidance that you need. Regards, Shantih Coro