Author Topic: Check your Vitamin B12 levels ASAP. +++++++++ Important! Read on!! +++++++++  (Read 96 times)

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Hi

Take this one seriously!
Please read everything to know how vitamin B12 is related to addiction of PMO and recovery and why you should get tested.


I am 25 now.
I started first hard 90 in February 2017. It has been 2 and half years without porn now. I have no cravings of porn. I am more interested in talking with real people. Anxiety and depression is way less than it used to be. My diet is proper. I do regular exercises.
But some things are still not resolved. Like i still have problem reaching orgasm. How much i try to relax myself and masturbate without PMO but i still have problem reaching orgasm. I feel it mild or not at all.
Another thing, the hardness of penis is still not good. Problem of weak erection. I still have problem getting morning woods.
I still have problem getting restful sleep. I have problem getting up in the morning and feeling refreshed.

But all this are very less compared to time when i was addicted.
Always wondered why i still have some problems, considering its been 3 years started quitting porn. And why i have problem reaching orgasm?

So, here's a thing, i have a problem of sciatica or piriformis syndrome, which mostly happens to old people. I have problem sitting at one place without having burning sensation or pain in the buttocks. If i remember correctly, i had this problem since the beginning of porn addiction.

So, i consulted a doctor and he gave me some meds and vitamin B12 injections. Considering he didn't ask for laboratory report, i checked for my B12 and some other vitamins (Testosterone, Vitamin D, Iron, Vitamin B12, Calcium) from nearby Laboratory.

And found that my B12 levels are very very low. And some vitamin D deficiency. Other results were normal.
My B12 was 143 pg/ml. Below 200 is low. And for normal healthy person it should be arount 500.


Ofcourse, addicted people are always fapping and draining themselves of essential nutrients. Considering i have came very ahead in my reboot process and energy level is coming back, i still have this much low b12 levels. I must depleted b12 levels years ago. Because i remember how much i was energy less and had poor memory when i was at age from 16-23 and always PMOing.

So, i started researching everything about vitamin B12.

What are effects of deficiency? How it is related to nervous system health? How it is related to brain function? And how nervous system is related to achieving orgasm?

And found that healthy orgasm is strongly related to nervous system function.
If we have vitamin B12 deficiency, it is very bad for our nerves. B12 deficiency is related to brain function, blurred vision, poor memory, dizziness, protection of nerves, fatigue, loss of energy, mood changes, hair problems, chronic pain.

Also, coincidently, i read some articles of rebooters on nofap.com and reddit, they told, they were also B12 and D3 deficient.


I have taken vitamin b12 injections course. I will update later if i see any changes in my problems.

I highly recommend checking your B12 and D3 levels. (And if you are interested, check other nutrients also i mentioned above.) Visit your nearby laboratory, they will take blood sample. Mostly they give result in 2 hours. It costed me $12 in my country for b12 test. And if you're found deficient, consult a doctor.


Anyone who takes my advise, please reply here! I want to know if it is really noticeable in many people. I am sure there will be many!

I will update when i see any changes.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 01:04:54 PM by BanPorn »

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What is your diet like?  B12 deficiency is somewhat common (and controversial) among vegans.  There are plant foods that will supply B12, but they are few and far between.  Also being on certain medications can hurt the absorption of B12, the one that comes to mind is the heart burn medication, omeprazole.  I think that whole family will give problems; low stomach acid means that B12 isn't drawn out of food like it is supposed to.  I think other medications can give problems, too.  If this is ringing a bell, it was in the news a few years ago because people were finding links between these meds and early onset dementia, and this was the reasoning behind the link.

I don't eat too much meat these days, though I am technically still an omnivore, except for dairy since I am lactose intolerant.  Once in a while I will take one of the B complex pills (which has a ridiculous amount of B12 in it) and sometimes I'll feel a bit of an energy boost from it, but usually not.  The B6 will give me some vivid dreams, too.

I can definitely see how rebalancing some deficiencies can help deal with addiction, but I'd be wary of treating it like a magic link - porn depletes it, get more of it, and then kick out porn.  I'm not saying it wasn't that way for you (you've been porn free for a while, anyway), but for others reading... it might be too tidy of an observation.

Also, D3 deficiency is pretty common, and is one of those things even the most supplement skeptical doctors will advise people take.  Both D3 and B complex respond well to supplementation and are really cheap.  If you're not crazy low or treating an illness you don't need injections.  The injections are also sometimes used on dementia patients.  Given your sciatica it makes sense, but for most people it isn't necessary.  For most people, if you go for B12, you're best getting it in a B complex pill.  Those have so much packed into them, it should be more than enough for most.  It will turn your pee orangey yellow, though!  They're both safe in normal grocery store doses.  D3 will build up in fat cells and can be toxic, but you have to be really stupid about how much you're taking.  Documented cases of D3 toxicity involved people taking something like 10,000 IU a day for over a year (most pills in the vitamin section are 400 IU, 1000 IU or 2000 IU, occasionally 5000 IU).  On the B vitamins they're water soluable so you just excrete whatever you don't use, though there might be issues with too much of one and not enough of another.  Also, B12 will cause cystic acne flare ups in some.

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Hi
Thanks for replying,
yes I am vegan but my diet was proper for like years, I did take dairy products. so it's unusual for me to have a deficiency.
[I did had acid reflux but I have never taken medication for that. It just goes and comes back.]
One thing I can think of is, we were fapping for years and b12 is found in semen in little amounts. So I think it is obvious reason. I do not have any other deficiencies.
If you tell the doctor that you masturbate while watching porn, you know, he will tell you not to worry about it. But we all know how it turns out. This PMO thing is a modern phenomena.

And Of course, it is not a cure for PMO addiction. It is not a magic link. But the reason I am telling people to get tested for B12 because

1. Frequent masturbation is one of the reasons for nutrients deficiency and low energy in the body.

2. I have found some posts of PMO affected people that they also had a dangerously low B12 deficiency the same as me.

3. B12 deficiency can seriously damage your nerves and brain. [I don't want to explain everything here but to be brief, our orgasm and reward are dependent on the nervous system. If our nerves are not functioning properly because of b12, our nerves don't respond. The feeling of pleasure and orgasm does travel to the brain and that is why we require healthy nerves. The protecting sheath or nervous system is made by B12.]


And having it low will definitely stop you from rebooting completely.
It is just telling people to do a blood test.


Sources:

https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/nutrition-in-semen-loss-in-ejaculation.86096/

https://www.reddit.com/r/NoFap/comments/6bo87i/the_importance_of_b12/
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