“Your vitamin B12 level is too low,” The doctor said.
“How could that be?” I asked. “I’ve taken 1000 mg of niacin daily for the last eleven years.”
“You probably don’t have enough enzyme in your stomach to absorb B12.”
I didn’t remember the enzyme’s name. The important thing, was that I would need to have vitamin B12 shots every month.
“Furthermore, my cholesterol level was a bit too high.”
That came as no surprise. “Cut down on the red meat. …Cheese, …Eggs. Eat more fish and chicken.”
From the internet, Web MD, and other sites–those aforementioned items, were from whence vitamin B12 came.
To summarize–I’d wasted money on B12 supplements; wrangled a prescription for relief from nagging seasonal allergies; got poked in the arm with a B12 shot; got sent on my way till next month.