Most people these days don’t relate their mood or psychological health to their diet. However, as I’ve written about in previous postings, brain health can and is affected by what you put into your physical body on a daily basis. It’s extremely important that you are getting enough of the vital nutrients your body needs to keep you healthy both physically and mentally. In particular, psychological problems such as depression are often treated with prescription drugs without looking into nutritional deficiencies that could be at the root cause. One such deficiency that I’d like to talk about in detail, based on my own experience and subsequently increased knowledge of, is Vitamin B-12.
As many who read my postings know, I am primarily vegan and at a higher risk for deficiency in B-12. However, because I live in Argentina where I can’t obtain good quality, absorbable supplement forms of B-12, I was not surprised to find out that I was deficient...
Could a combination of the vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid be first effective “drug” to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? The concept looks promising. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recently published information about a study on aging volunteers that has demonstrated how this combination of B vitamins has, in their trials, slowed atrophy of gray matter in brain areas affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In the words of senior study author A. David Smith, professor emeritus of pharmacology at Oxford University in England, “It’s a big effect, much bigger than we would have dreamt of.”
According to an article on BloombergBusinessweek.com, volunteers for the PNAS study were given either a placebo or a combination of 0.5 milligrams of vitamin B12, 20 milligrams of vitamin B6 and 0.8 milligrams of folic acid. At the start of the trial, the participant’s brains were scanned using magnetic-resonance imagi...
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