Preserve your memory with B vitamins

Remember the good old days when your mind and memory was like a steel trap? You could tick off every family member’s birthday and anniversary at the drop of a hat!

For years, we’ve been told that memory loss is just a natural part of ageing – and that it’s only going to get worse over the years.

If that’s NEVER sounded acceptable to you, it’s time to start making some changes – because new research proves that you can start turning the tide on brain fog, memory loss and even depression.

And all it takes is just a couple of months, starting with a simple B vitamin regimen that you can begin right away.

Now, we all know that B vitamins are good for you. They support thyroid function, and they’re crucial to the health of your brain, heart, bones, and arteries.

But Korean scientists wanted to find out specifically whether an influx of B vitamins could ease the symptoms of mental decline by decreasing a potentially harmful amino acid in the brain called homocysteine.

In the study, Korean researchers gave vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid to seniors living in an assisted facility.

Not only did homocysteine levels drop in those who supplemented with B vitamins — but also their memories improved and depression faded.

After just three short months, their results on a popular mental evaluation were dramatically improved.

And OF COURSE they were less depressed! I mean, is there anything more depressing than losing your precious memories?

B complex vitamins are also known as nature’s “chill pill” because they can help melt away even the toughest stress.

Elderly patients in particular tend to be deficient in some B vitamins because of absorption issues that arise as we age. And if you’re deficient in B vitamins, you could notice a real difference even more quickly than the subjects in the study.

Supplementing with B vitamins is a good idea even if you haven’t noticed too many of those “senior moments” occurring. You may just see your brain fog lifting and experience a better mood as a result.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing

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