TAKE a look at the potential advantages and/or disadvantages of certain vitamins and your real or imagined wellness over the years. Start a conversation about what "SUSTAINABLE
EXCELLENCE" . Catch up on current research.
Do you believe Post-50-People might benefit from increasing our intake of certain vitamins? Time for a self-guided tour into the practical art of personal TLC.
VITAMINS AND IMPORTANT BRAIN RESEARCH FINDINGS
deficiency is common in the third phase of life
Reliable research reveals that vitamin deficiencies- especially of the B VITAMINS - actually may account for symptoms often attributed to "just getting up there" in years.
Vitamin b12 deficiency is common if you are in
the third phase of life.
"Current study of 156 patients, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, found brain shrinkage was reduced by 90 percent in particular areas of the brain most vulnerable in Alzheimer's patients... ."
OXFORD, England, May 2013 (UPI) -- British researchers say vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid lower levels of homocysteine, which may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk.
Dr. David Smith of Oxford University in England said the amino acid homocysteine is linked to shrinkage of the brain. Shrinkage of the brain is linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Previous studies show patients with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, suffered 50 percent less brain shrinkage overall if they took vitamin B supplements.
The current study of 156 patients, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, found brain shrinkage was reduced by 90 percent in particular areas of the brain most vulnerable in Alzheimer's patients, the Daily Telegraph reported.
"It is too early to know whether these effects mean someone is less likely to develop dementia," Dr. Eric Karran, director of research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said in a statement. "It is also not clear from other research in this area whether B vitamins would have any benefit for those who already have dementia."
Myth- No Vitamins Needed?
Vitamin B12 deficiency is common if you are in the third phase of life. For those concerned with a naturally healthy diet- vitamin b12 deficiency may be a common concern among vegetarians and vegans.
About Vitamin B12 Deficiency and the BLAHS
Can a Vitamin b12 deficiency be related to feeling "blue" or even to hair loss?
Is Vitamin B12 deficiency common for Post-50-People?
Could increasing bVitamins help with a case of "the blahs"?
Take the Quick Quiz below .
Myth-Vitamins Of the following seven (7) items how many may be related to or result from a vitamin B deficiency?
1. Damage to nervous tissue
2. Pernicious anemia
3. Poor metabolism
4. Sensory or motor deficiencies, fatigue,
poor memory, and irritability
6. Symptoms associated with dementia
1. Alzheimer's - This information was especially challenging for us to research and put forth, as we have (as do you most probably) who are facing this challenge. Nevertheless, we have read extensively on the matter. We closely looked over numerous research studies that concluded that there could be a relationship between our vitamin b12 status and the onset and/or cause of Alzheimer's disease. This bears more research and observation.
2.Cognitive Impairment -One article (we found this in Science Daily) reported that "a deficiency of B-vitamins may cause vascular cognitive impairment.
And, according to a new study on Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, “. . .Metabolic impairments induced by a diet deficient in three B-vitamins — folate, b12 and b6 — caused cognitive dysfunction and reductions in brain capillary length and density in our mouse model. . .
There is also evidence correlating brain shrinkage with a lack of vitamin B12 in the diets of elderly people.”
3. Potential Remedies
Vitamin b12 can be supplemented both by taking pills and by Vitamin b12
subcutaneous injections.Good News: Stores of B vitamins in the body can be
replenished and you can feel the positive benefits in a very short period of time.
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