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Re: Low Alk. Phosphate

From: schmidt5@erols.com

Date: 11/29/2003

Time: 11:07:01 AM

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Low Alkaline Phos can be a result of a zinc deficiency. Folic acid levels may be deficient also. Your son may be having trouble with protien digestion. Did your dr rule out B12 and Folic acid deficiencies. One note of interest, a low to normal B12 result does not rule out a B12 deficiency. There are other things to look at that most DR do not check. I have an article on B!2 If there’s a link, I’ll post it in another reply, otherwise I’ll try to summarize it for you.

If you supplement the folic acid, you must do the entire B complex. I would do a complex and add in extra B12 and maybe B6. There are forms of 12 & 6 that easier to absorb and don’t need conversion by the liver. B12 has been proven very safe even at high levels. B6 is the only B vitamin you need to watch. Too high of a dose at one time of the type that must converted by the liver can become toxic.

It would be good if you could get them to do a full nutritional work up on him and work with a nutritionist. The USRDA recommendation are for healthy folks, so knowing how much you need at a theraputic level can be difficult to guage on your own.


ps John has an elevated Alk Phos. We’ll have it checked in Dec again. Elevated usually indicates liver or bone disease. Our DR says it’s not uncommon for what he went through but I still worry about it and want it to come back down.

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