Vitamin B’s brain-nourishing effects under examination

While scientists have understood the brain-nourishing effects that vitamins B-6, B-12 and folic acid provide, the exact nature as to how they actually do it is still a bit of a mystery. However, researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture are taking a closer look at just what it is that these nutrients are doing.

According to lead researcher and nutritionist Lindsay Allen, this research is necessary because prior research has given inconsistent results. Examining the blood content of more than 1,800 individuals showed that those with lower observable even though less than one percent of participants were actually deficient in folate, meaning higher levels should be maintained to keep one’s brain healthy.

In women, but not men, low levels of B-vitamins were also associated with an increased risk of depression.

Those looking to increase their B-vitamin intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Vital B-100 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains potent doses of a variety of B-vitamins, including B6, B8 and B12. Regular use may help support healthy liver function and promote cardiovascular health.

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