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How B vitamins can help people with memory loss and other signs of dementia

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 5.5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Beginning with mild cognitive impairment – including memory loss – this form of dementia has Western medicine baffled. If only they knew more about the power of nutrition – especially how B vitamins can help reduce the risk of brain disorders.

Vitamin B May Protect Against Alzheimer’s, Say Researchers

B vitamins may slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s; B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent

Is synthetic folic acid toxic to your body? Research suggests 'yes'

By Huff: (NaturalNews) One of the major pitfalls that many people encounter, often unknowingly, when trying to adopt a cleaner, healthier lifestyle is the synthetic vitamin deception. A great many of those inexpensive, mass-produced nutritional supplements you see lining the shelves at drug stores and big box retailers contain synthesized versions of real nutrients that aren't bioavailable or even healthy -- or in the case of folic acid, are entirely detrimental to one's health.

Study On B Vitamins and Dementia Slammed

By TRACI PEDERSEN Associate News Editor: A study published last year claiming that B vitamins play no role in preventing dementia is coming under sharp criticism.

Medical experts are concerned that patients who are in the earliest stages of dementia could miss out on a potentially effective treatment if they follow the research which they say is misleading.

Vitamin B supplementation before conception improves health of newborns Learn more:

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Researchers have found that women who take folic acid (which is a B vitamin), before conception have a reduced risk of giving birth to children who are small for their gestational age (SGA). SGA is considered as having a birth weight less than the 10th percentile or falling in the lowest 10% of babies that are born.

B vitamins slow progression of Alzheimer's: Study

Large daily doses of B vitamins may protect vulnerable populations from the brain shrinkage and memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in May.

B vitamins help reduce brain shrinkage and may prevent Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is pathologically characterized as a reduction in brain volume, commonly referred to as shrinkage, as well as amyloid protein tangles that prevent efficient communication between neurons by altering chemical and electrical signaling. Fortunately, many natural nutrients (curcumin, resveratrol, vitamin D3) have been identified by researchers over the past decade that effectively cross the blood-brain barrier to counteract reduced brain volume and naturally clear protein clumps that threaten memory retention and normal cognitive well being.

Should you be taking vitamin B to protect against Alzheimer's?

Dr Eric Karran, director of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, also doesn’t think the evidence is good enough yet. ‘Until further trials have confirmed these findings, we would recommend people think about a healthy and balanced diet along with controlling weight and blood pressure, as well as taking exercise,’ he says. Because this new study depends on results of brain scans, it is worth mentioning a criticism of the original study, published in 2010.