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Vitamin B12

Six ways women can reduce their risk of stroke

Posted March 10, 2014

Studies have shown that women are more at risk of suffering a stroke than men, and for the first time, women and their physicians are now armed with evidence-based guidelines on how best to reduce those risks.

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Alpha-lipoic Acid, Curcumin, B-vitamins May Benefit Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patients Undergoing Surgical Treatment

Posted March 5, 2014

In a study involving 180 patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) scheduled to undergo surgical decompression of the median nerve, oral supplementation with a combination supplement containing alpha-lipoic acid, curcumin phytosome, and B-group vitamins, twice a day, for 3 months prior to and 3 months after surgery, was found to be associated with significantly lower nocturnal symptoms, as compared to subjects who did not receive the supplement, at 40 days and 3 months post-surgery.

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Study Finds You Can Take These Vitamins to Reduce Workplace Stress

Posted February 28, 2014

A case of the Mondays. TGIF. Hostile work environment. More and more, we are developing phrases to encapsulate the amount of workplace stress Americans seem to be experiencing on an ever-increasing basis. But one family of nutrients may be able to help.

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3 Ways B Vitamins Can Protect Your Heart

Posted February 27, 2014

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the U.S. So it’s important that you take preventative steps to protect your cardiovascular health. There is more than enough proof that B vitamins can play an vital role in keeping your heart healthy. The American Heart Association — with its pharmaceutical industry sponsors — is way behind on this one! We recommend taking a balanced formula containing all eight B vitamins, in these amounts: thiamine (25 mg), riboflavin (25 mg), niacin (25 mg), vitamin B6 (50 mg), folic acid (800 mcg), vitamin B12 (500 mcg), biotin (300 mcg) and pantothenic acid (50 mg).

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The Five Most Essential Vitamins to Take in 2014

Posted January 7, 2014

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Plus some B12, Vitamin C, D, and E, and who knows what we’re going to be told to take next month. With so much noise around what to take and when in the vitamin-sphere, especially this time of year, we were beginning to feel like our heads were spinning.

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Are You Getting Enough B12 to Keep Your Brain from Shrinking?

Posted December 13, 2013

Holistic doctors have known for years that low blood levels of B12 are linked to poorer brain function (cognition). They also know that a blood test for B12 is a notoriously poor detector of the problem. Finally, they also know — from years of clinical experience — that using a B12 supplement or B12 shots to treat an older person with cognitive problems is just commonsense and effective medicine. Of course, that commonsense is mocked as nonsense by their conventional colleagues, who insist on treating the test, not the patient.

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Popular heartburn drugs could rob you of this crucial vitamin

Posted December 13, 2013

Results of an analysis finds a link between low levels of vitamin B12 and popular antacid medications. Drugs used to treat heartburn that are heavily marketed and readily available were linked to lower levels of vitamin B12 in a Kaiser Permanente study. The medications that are popular for treating gastric reflux have also been linked to other side effects that are still being scrutinized.

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B Vitamins May Help Ward Off This Aggressive Cancer

Posted December 12, 2013

A new study suggests vitamin B intake from food and supplements may help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. Conversely, it indicates eating foods that were initially fortified with folic acid increases the risk of this disease.

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Long-Term Use of Common Heartburn and Ulcer Medications Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Posted December 11, 2013

Long-term use of commonly prescribed heartburn and ulcer medications is linked to a higher risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Got the winter blues? Vitamin B12 and other B vitamins may help alleviate depression

Posted November 30, 2013

Adding vitamins to your diet can help reduce the feeling of depression, winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). B vitamins, especially vitamin B12, have been shown to help those suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression. Winter depression and seasonal affective disorder are not only mental conditions. B vitamins are major contributors to how the brain and nervous system function, so getting proper nutrients in the diet can improve mood.

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