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Vitamin B-12 deficiency signals cognitive decline and dementia risk in elderly

1/11/2013 - Loss of cognition and the ability to form new memories affects the daily lives of an ever increasing number of aging adults. Often, this decline is the first sign of dementia and can lead to more serious illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease. Many forward thinking practitioners and alternative health...

Your vitamin B-12 could contain cyanide

7/3/2012 - What's in your vitamin B-12? If your vitamin label says cyanocobalamin, it is a cheap, synthetic chemical made in the laboratory that is produced with cyanide. Low-end vitamin manufacturers use this to claim that their product "contains vitamin B-12." They won't tell you that this form of B-12 is bound...

Nori is a high-protein plant source of vitamin B-12

3/4/2012 - Nori, also known as purple laver or Porphyra yezoensis, may be the most popular seaweed in the United States. Nori is the seaweed most widely used as a wrap for sushi. It is usually sold in large, thin, dried sheets. Traditional Asian cultures have known for centuries of the extremely high mineral content...

Vitamin B-12 and folic acid prevent memory loss and improve cognition as we age

1/6/2012 - Researchers from the Australian National University have shown that essential B vitamins combat stress that results in a loss of memory and normal thought patterns that cause abnormal brain aging. Published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists found that long-term supplementation...

How vitamin B-12 treats Alzheimer's disease

8/28/2011 - Go ahead and tell someone that they should give their loved one, who is suffering from Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or Dementia, a dose of vitamin B12 that is 300 times the recommended daily intake, and they'll probably cover their ears and run the other way or tell you they are afraid of "overdosing." In...

Vitamin B-12 warning: Avoid cyanocobalamin, take only methylcobalamin

6/21/2011 - One of the pitfalls of pursuing a healthy diet is that we are sometimes blind to nutrients we may be missing. And in the world of healthy eating, one of the most common nutrient deficiencies involves vitamin B-12, a crucial nutrient for nerve health and the construction of red blood cells that carry...

MinuteClinic adds beneficial vitamin B-12 injections to treatment lineup while also adding HPV vaccine

5/18/2011 - The drug store chain CVS has announced two new additions to its "MinuteClinic" lineup of treatments -- one, the addition of vitamin B-12 injections, and the other, the addition of Merck & Co., Inc.'s, HPV vaccine Gardasil. The co-announcement is an interesting one as vitamin B-12 injections, which are...

Folate and Vitamin B-12: Two Nutrients Critical for Brain Health

4/30/2008 - Recent research documents the critical nature of two nutrients, vitamin B-12 and folate, in brain health and the maintenance of cognitive functioning, including memory. Deficiencies of these key nutrients are markers of the neuropathology leading to cognitive decline, Alzheimer's Disease, and stroke. Studies...

Folic acid, vitamin B-12 boost cognitive function

2/21/2007 - It has long been known that folate and vitamin B-12 are important to the healthy functioning of the nervous system. Now a new study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" suggests that the interaction between these nutrients may play a significant role in protecting cognitive function...

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