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Vitamin B Slows Dementia & Alzheimer's Progression!
The News Is Out: Vitamin B Slows Dementia/Alzheimer's!
The numbers are staggering: one in six people over 70 have some type of mental impairment---either they can't remember things, find things, have problems with language, etc.
But what's worse is that 50% of them will develop dementia, most times Alzheimer's.
Now there's a breakthrough!
Researchers at Oxford University have found that Vitamin B, specifically B6 and B12, as well as folic acid, lowered homocysteine* levels that are associated with brain cell damage, similar to those seen in people with Alzheimer's disease.
*homocysteine is an amino acid and too much of it means a higher risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease--and now Alzheimer's.
Vitamin B and the Oxford Study...
The study found that Vitamin B slowed the rate at which the brain shrank in older people. The findings were published in PLoS One, a publication of the Public Library of Science.
Chris Kennard, U.K. Medical Research Council’s Neurosciences and Mental Health Board, said, “Further research is required before we can recommend the supplement as a treatment for neurogenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s,”
However, study participants who took folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, had their brains shrink an average 0.76 percent a year on average, while those on placebo had an atrophy rate of 1.08 percent. That's a BIG difference!
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
I don't know about you, but if I read this information and I was suffering from light memory loss, etc. and also knowing that I had a 50% chance of developing dementia, most likely Alzheimer's, I would be taking my Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid---everyday!
Research Vitamin B before you try it to find out what a truly amazing vitamin it is! (Vitamin B complex provides B6, B12, and folic acid. Check the label!)
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