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B vitamin deficiency will drive you insane - here's the best food sources

2/4/2015 - A teenage boy is admitted to a mental hospital. He screams in fear, begging to be saved from the thousands of spiders climbing up the wall - spiders no one else can see. A middle-aged woman is anemic. An elderly man is depressed. A young woman dreads her monthly cycle, knowing she will become...

B vitamins, your mental health & your wellbeing

9/15/2014 8:24:35 PM - B vitamins are essential to many functions of the body. They aid in breaking down simple carbohydrates into glucose, the fuel for the brain and the body. They help manufacture new red blood cells and help them carry iron and create hemoglobin. And although these functions are vital to life, the most...

Got the winter blues? Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins may help alleviate depression

11/28/2013 - Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Simply adding nutritional supplements can help lift the blues,...

B vitamins shown to reduce stroke risk

9/20/2013 6:09:49 PM - Chinese researchers have uncovered even more convincing evidence to suggest that full-spectrum B vitamins are capable of reducing stroke risk. Published in the journal Neurology, the findings of this new meta-analysis out of Zhengzhou University reveal that supplementing with vitamin B can help naturally...

Feeling a little down? You may be low on B vitamins - Here are some easy ways to boost your levels

7/12/2013 5:22:25 PM - With all the emphasis on the importance of vitamins D and C, an important family of vitamins known as B-complex gets overlooked. The B vitamins are best known for their energizing abilities, their contributions to creating red blood cells, and their ability to boost nerve health and mental focus. They...

B vitamins help reduce brain shrinkage and may prevent Alzheimer's disease

6/8/2013 - Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical signaling. Fortunately, many natural nutrients (curcumin,...

B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer's: Study

6/3/2013 10:17:02 PM - Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May. The...

B vitamins can help prevent breast cancer

11/29/2012 10:03:52 PM - New research suggests that ingredients found in B vitamins could help reduce the risk and incidence of breast cancer, particularly folate, a water soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. The study of 1,412 women, by researchers at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center in Honolulu, found...

B vitamins bolster immune response to fight infection and chronic disease

10/13/2012 12:23:31 PM - A vibrant immune response is important to fight viral infections and the common cold, but is also essential to protect against the development and progression of chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Many of the most advanced natural therapies to fight and treat the...

B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

6/1/2012 2:17:34 PM - Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle...

B vitamins and omega fat ratio are critical to prevent Alzheimer's disease

11/6/2011 - Proper nutritional status, attained by consuming a healthy diet teamed with natural vitamins and minerals along with optimization of omega fat lipid ratios, can help to prevent cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology. Researchers studying the effects of nutrition at Oxford...

B vitamins proven to slow progression of dementia, Alzheimer's

1/16/2011 - Mega-doses of B vitamins may significantly slow brain shrinkage and slow the progression of dementia, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal PLoS One. "This is a very dramatic and striking result," lead researcher David Smith said. "It's...

B Vitamins shown to lower risk of Alzheimer`s Disease

11/4/2010 - Alzheimer`s disease cases are growing at an unprecedented rate with new cases expected to double by the year 2030. A news release from Alzheimer`s Disease International considers this the single most significant health and social crisis of the 21st century. There is much confusion about the factors...

B vitamins cut risk of lung cancer by 50 percent

10/9/2010 - A higher daily intake of B vitamins may decrease lung cancer risk, according to a study conducted by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers followed 400,000 people from 10 European countries for...

The Beauty of B: Why You May Need More of the Vitamin B Complex

5/31/2009 - Vitamin B comes in many forms, and all of them are necessary for healthy living. Getting plenty of B vitamins - usually much more than the recommended daily allowance - can improve heart health and symptoms of depression, and can also work to improve energy levels and brain function. The complex...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid found primarily in leafy green vegetables is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

Bizarre! Government of Denmark tells Kellogg's to take vitamins out of their breakfast cereals

8/19/2004 - In a move that can only be described as bizarre, the government of Denmark has banned the sale of fortified breakfast cereals made by Kellogg's. These include Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, and Special K. Why were they banned? Because they are fortified with vitamins like vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, iron...

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