Half Moons On Nails and B12
I have been noticing for quite some time, the white moons on my nails have been fading. Now my thumbs are almost 100% gone. The white half moons that is. I thought it was really nothing, as I have been 100% raw 4 years, eat tons of healthy foods drinks, minerals etc. But I always noticed people I know who eat like craps, have these huge bright half moons.
So I was researching and found this..:
Good vitamin B12 levels give you white moons on all your fingers; the thumbs' are the last to go. If your moons have disappeared, you may have been
short of vitamin B12 for a long time.
Um finally I find an answer that makes sense. I poo'd poo'd it as meaning nothing. I knew something was up. I have started taking jarrows b12 as listed to take every 3 or 4 days. Started last month, but the half moons are almost completely faded from my thumbs. They used to be much larger pre raw.
Interesting! I also just read PECTIN can rapidly decrease body levels of b12. Pectin is found in fruit.
Last edited by Davylp25; 06-15-2009 at 09:49 AM.
You could possibly have a thyroid problem. The moons on the nails go away with that too.
Thanks ever so much for sharing! I just had sev'l tests done on my B12 levels. Background: I am oh, 95% raw, do eat some (very little) meat and fish, and a fair amt of raw eggs.....
My reg blood test for B12 came back fine.
My functional B12 was slightly deficient --this means how well the B 12 functions in my body.
I do have the nice half moons on my thumbs and have less pronounced ones on other fingers.
Now that you'e shared this with us, I'm going to check my dh's nails. He is a vegetarian with TERRUBLE memory problems andI've been suspecting B12 for a while, but he won't get tested. I have been supplementing him. And if I don't, he doesn't as he forgets!!
Thanks again for sharing.
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Having the half moons is good?
ok, maybe I'm slow but I'm confused too.. do we want the half moons or not? I have them on my thumbs and slightly showing on my index fingers but the rest of my fingers don't have them. should I be taking B12?
Originally Posted by Bookish Lass
interesting because i feel i have a thyroid problem.
Originally Posted by juliebove
i have the half moons on my thumbs and a little on my forefingers and one middle... but i remember many years ago (at least) that they were longer on the fingers and all had them.
but on the b-12 note... i started a thread regarding my pms over the years and taking folic acid for a couple days last month helped... b-12 this past week and 95% of my pms didn't show up. i'm on my moon cycle right now. also other b-12 deficiancy symptoms are gone currently.
hey... i don't care if taking vegetarian b-12 is taboo to a raw diet... i don't agree with it, but i have a problem obviously and i shall continue to take these for a little while. i'll keep a look out to see if my moons reappear.
according to the thread starter we do.
Originally Posted by luna99
i thought it wasn't good basing on what i remember 20 years ago.. but i may be wrong and am if this poster is correct.
So my question is to anyone who may know. If someones b12 is deficient, is taking the b12 jarrows formula 5000 every 3 or 4 days enough? Should I get a shot? I started taking the b12 last month, but the moons kept growing smaller and smaller.
What should one do if one is deficient? Im goin to get tested to double check.... But if its in fact it, THEN WHAT?
Originally Posted by pixie_333
thanks.. I have some B12 supplements in my medicine cabinet.. maybe I'll look into taking them. very interesting. here's a site I quickly found about this.. I didn't read it all though.. just scanned:
Has anyone ever tried the b12 patch>>??
Also... Just to pass on the info. I was reading Dr Grahams, I believe his name was, that takin 1000mg of subl methyl- b12 everyday for a few weeks is just as effective as getting shots in treating b12 issues. I was still curious about the patch though. Again, everybody is different, but I aint new to the rodeo I have been raw for almost 4 years sooo... I guess its now my time to start taking it serious.;)
Hi Davylp -
have you gotten your B12 tested? That might be a good place to start.
The Methylcobalamin kind of B12 is the best kind to absob as it is allready enzymeenhanced. It is also the kind that you get in the shots at the docs.
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thanks for sharing the link. checked it out. :)
Originally Posted by luna99
o/t maybe... but what about people who have very long half moons? i've seen some people where it takes up about half of their nail. i wonder if this is healthy.
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