Can a Lack of B Vitamins Be Damaging To Your Brain?
Submitted by Dr. Ted Broer on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 12:02
We all need our brains to operate at top performance now more then ever. And We need to be alert to the deceptions and lies now more then ever.
Your Brain Cannot Function without the B Vitamins!
Your central nervous system that controls EVERYTHING in you , primarily the brain, nerves, moods, temper, and the body cannot function without the B vitamins and you need them DAILY, as they are water soluble and cannot store in the body.
They get used up quickly by the body, because they are in such constant demand. And they work with each other so you need to take a Mega-dosed multi B vitamin, like B-Complex at the very least.
Whatever you do, never buy them from the store down the street - those are commercial vitamins made synthetically. You want the natural vitamins no matter what ones you are taking. Synthetic made vitamins are fake chemical vitamins made in a lab, and those from the local store or advertised on TV, will also have deadly Fluoride, artificial cancer-causing dyes and colors, and other harmful preservative and fillers in them. Taking synthetic vitamins is worse than taking none at all, since they do more harm than good.
If you have a relative who does not notice the signs in themselves (and most will deny it, but if you care about them you will come right out and tell them) get them B Complex and/or Sublingual B-12.
If you're suffering from "mystery symptoms" like low energy, brain fog, loss of short term memory, moodiness, difficulty sleeping or just a vague feeling of malaise - chances are you're suffering from a severe vitamin deficiency that affects 1 in 2 older adults (usually today in this new chemical world, shows up by age 45).
Yet tragically, doctors [who know little if anything about the body's need for vitamins or minerals; they are trained only in Big Pharma drugs] rarely detect this deficiency until it manifests as a difficult to treat cognitive issues, cardiovascular problems, low energy issues, mood and stress disorders...or worse.
What's more, doctors typically misdiagnose the symptoms of this deficiency and then prescribe drugs that do nothing to address the problem, but instead have plenty of side effects that only make you feel worse! This is especially tragic since many people, especially senior citizens, are trying their hardest to take FEWER pharmaceutical drugs...not more!
What I'm talking about here is vitamin B12 deficiency, and if you've experienced any of the symptoms I described above, it's imperative that you take action NOW to get your B12 levels up to a healthy level - before irreversible damage occurs. The good news is that B12 deficiency can be remedied easily, quickly and inexpensively. But don't run out and grab the first bottle of B12 you see or start on painful inhections. It’s crucial that you take the right kind of B12, otherwise you'll be wasting time, money and an incredible opportunity to revitalize your health.
The older you are, the higher your risk is for a B12 deficiency, but younger people aren't exempt from harm. In a shocking recent Tufts University study, researchers found that nearly 1 in 4 people over age 26 are at least borderline deficient in B12 and may already be experiencing symptoms as a result. And sadly, if you're over 50, your odds of suffering from a B12 deficiency are no better than a flip of the coin.
Your body depends on vitamin B12 for energy production. It's crucial to the metabolic process that converts carbohydrates and fats into energy - this is why it's often called the "energy vitamin." B12 is also one of the building blocks your body uses to produce DNA, so it's crucial for healthy cell growth and repair - which is key to aging the right way, not the WRONG way.
Additionally, vitamin B12 keeps your immune system functioning optimally, regulates mood and sleep cycles, and mitigates the harmful effects of the toxic stress marker homocysteine, making it a vital player in maintaining heart health and more.
But new research is showing that B12's most vital function of all may be protecting your brain and entire nervous system by keeping your nerves communicating in an optimal manner. This is especially important since cognitive decline, especially among seniors, is reaching epidemic proportions.
How does B12 Protect Your Brain?
I think it's safe to say that many of us expect to live well into our 80s or beyond. But did you know that if you live to be 80, your chances of suffering from severe loss of cognitive function are 1 in 2? Not coincidentally, roughly the same number of older adults is deficient in B12! The good news is that getting enough B12 can drastically cut your risk!
Emerging research is showing that age-related cognitive decline and memory loss are linked to a process in the body that involves a decrease in brain mass. That's right, your brain actually shrinks as you age!
A recent landmark study showed that vitamin B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage and declining cognitive function in older individuals. Another study showed that older people with higher levels of B12 in their blood had bigger, healthier brains and scored higher on cognitive tests than those with lower levels. This research, in my opinion, is simply amazing and cannot be ignored.
Once customers start on our Sublingual B12, Most report significant increases in energy, stamina, motivation and ability to focus within days of taking the product.
B12 is also needed for the production of the important neurotransmitter serotonin, which regulates mood, sleep and appetite. A study from the National Institute of Aging found women with low B12 levels were more than twice as likely to develop depression as women with normal B12 status. Many people find that taking B12 helps them to get the deep, rejuvenating sleep they need at night, so they wake up feeling refreshed. This not only has a positive impact on your energy levels throughout the day, but also affects your mood and outlook.
Another major benefit of having enough vitamin B12 in your body is reduced levels of the toxic stress marker homocysteine. Not only does lowering homocysteine levels make you feel less stressed, studies have shown that it also confers significant protection for your heart, bones, vision and hearing. Homocysteine is known to damage the inside of blood vessels and arteries’, making elevated homocysteine levels a serious risk factor for heart disease.
Another negative health impact of homocysteine is that it weakens bones by interfering with collagen cross-linking, the molecular "stitching" that makes bones strong and flexible. In one study, people with low B12 levels had lower-than-average bone mineral density. Other exciting studies show that B12 also helps to build stronger bones by aiding osteoblasts, the cells that build bone.
Additionally, B12's homocysteine-lowering effects help it protect your vision and hearing. Harvard researchers found at least a 34% decreased risk of vision loss and improved retinal blood vessel function for women aged 40 and older who supplemented with B12. And yet another study found that low blood levels of vitamin B12 were linked to a higher risk of hearing loss in women in their 60s. Researchers have concluded that homocysteine may damage the delicate cells that transmit sound waves in the inner ear.
Most people have been asking, “why are so many people deficient in B12?”
The reason that the vast majority of people end up B12 deficient has nothing to do with their B12 intake, but rather, their ability to absorb B12 from food. As you get older, the lining of your stomach gradually loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid, which you need to absorb B12 from food. The use of certain drugs can also lower your stomach acid secretion, further hampering B12 absorption. Since roughly 65% of Americans take pharmaceutical drugs on a daily basis, you can see why so many people are B12 deficient.
WARNING: Some B12 Supplements Contain Cyanide
The form of B12 that you'll find in most B12 products - even the B12 injections your doctor may administer - is cyanocobalamin.
And here's the shocker. Can you guess how this form of B12 gets its name? Cyanocobalamin is comprised of a cyanide molecule attached to a cobalamin (B12) molecule. Cyanide is a toxic poison that the body cannot metabolize, and over time, it can accumulate in brain and liver tissues with disastrous results.
For reasons I'll never fully understand, way too many B12 supplements are made with this virtually worthless form of B12. My guess is that these companies are just out to save money at the expense of your health, which is truly a shame. Don't jeopardize your health for the sake of some company's profits!
What you want to take is a supplement made with the methylcobalamin form of B12, which research has shown to be the safest and most effective. Currently, most experts recommend taking a minimum of 1,000 mcg a day of sublingual methylcobalamin. Higher dosages of up to 15,000 mcg per day are sometimes required to bring levels back up to an optimal level and to restore energy, mental function and mood balance. Here's the amazing thing - B12 has no known drug interactions and has absolutely no adverse or toxic effects, even when given in very large doses. When it comes to B12, you just can't go wrong, so long as you take the right form. Our Sublingual B12 is dosed at 5,000mcg per lozenge. You can take from 1-4 per day as needed.
My goal in creating this formula was to offer a B12 product of superior quality at an amazingly affordable price, so that no one has to suffer the consequences of a B12 deficiency.
I encourage you to shop around and do your own research to make sure I'm not shamelessly promoting my own product.
We also carry one of the most comprehensive B complexes’ in the world.
Along side that we also recommend our sublingual B12 because this goes directly and instantly into the blood stream and body, and you have instant results. Plus this is the REAL Organic Plant derived B Vitamin source, not the same one used in the “multi B vitamins”.... that is made from the poison cyanide. That is the cheap type. But it is also used in most natural MULTI B-vitamins as well because it is so cheap to use.
The tiny Sublingual B12 that you put under your tongue and let dissolve, is the Methylcobalamin source - the good one. And it tastes good too - like raspberries.
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