The Irony with Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid)
is found in the following statement:
“Vitamin B13 is not really recognized as a vitamin, since it is manufactured by the body by intestinal flora.”
If you try to find information regarding Vitamin B13, this is usually the first sentence you will encounter. Now, on the surface, I am in full agreement, but if you read on, I think you’ll agree that there is indeed a problem with that statement.
The problem lies in the flora. Firstly, we have been destroying our intestinal flora since the invention of antibiotics.
Obviously I‘m not disputing the value of antibiotics, but what I am disputing is the blatant lack of interest of medical doctors to advise their patients to replace the floral that had been destroyed by the antibiotics.
It doesn’t stop with antibiotics issues. The destruction of intestinal flora is caused by other culprits as well:
- Chronic illness
- Synthetic laxatives
- Mercury released from dental amalgam fillings
- Abnormal Intestinal pH
- Many medications
- Poor diet (Basically, the fast-food, processed Amercian diet)
So what happens when the good intestinal flora is disturbed (or destroyed) and becomes unbalanced? A progression of other illness occurs such as:
- Candida overgrowth
- Irritable Bowell syndrome
- Flatchulance (“gas”)
- Variety of Gastrointestinal Diseases
So let me remind of that sentence again…
Vitamin B13 is not really recognized as a vitamin, since it is manufactured by the body by intestinal flora.
If more emphasis isn’t going to be placed on our intestinal flora, can we say with confidence that Vitamin B13 may not be needed?
Granted, the obvious choice here is to maintain health intestinal flora, but have you gone by the laxative aisle lately? The antacid aisle? How about those medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Chemicals, Food Additives and Processing
And just what are the implications that chemicals, food additives and processing have on our intestinal flora?
Or do we just not care?
Obviously we, as a modern society, have severe issues with our intestinal flora.
Let’s apply some logic here:
If Vitamin B13 (orotic acid) is not considered a vitamin because our own intestinal flora produces it, then what happens when are intestinal flora is compromised? Or totally destroyed?
Oh yes…take a drug!