Vitamin B against Alzheimer’s

A recent study suggests that high doses of vitamin B can halve the brain shrinkage in older people who experience some signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

The research, published in the journal PLoS One and conducted by scientists from the Oxford Project for Memory Research and Aging (OPTIMA), is based on the examination of 168 elderly people who experienced a certain level of mental deterioration known as mild cognitive impairment. This condition, marked by memory lapses and language problems, goes beyond normal aging and can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

In the experiments, half of the volunteers received a daily tablet containing levels well above the recommended daily amount of the B family of vitamins, such as folic acid, B6 and B12. The other half received a placebo.

After two years, the Magnetic Resonance analysis showed that the speed at which their brains were shrinking had been reduced. While the brain shrinks on average at a rate of 0.5% per year after the age of 60, the brains of people with mild cognitive impairment shrink twice as fast, and in Alzheimer’s patients the contraction increases up to 2.5% per year. The team of scientists detected that in those who received vitamin supplements, the contraction of the brain decreased between 30% and 50% compared to their peers.

But why? Some vitamins of the B family, such as folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12, control the levels of a blood substance known as homocysteine. High levels of homocysteine ​​are associated with a faster contraction of the brain and with Alzheimer’s disease. The authors of the study believe that the effect of B vitamins on homocysteine ​​levels was the effect that helped slow the rate of brain contraction. “These vitamins are doing something to the structure of the brain, they’re protecting it, and that’s very important.

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The key Vitamins that you need after 40

In all the stages of our life we ​​need vitamins to provide nutrients to our body. Depending on the age, the need is different. That’s why we’ll show you the vitamins you need after age 40.

According to a study published by Dessau Medical Center, Germany; Women should consume collagen from 30 years of age, to delay aging.

Then other vitamins that are recommended to ingest:

Calcium

As time goes by, the wear and tear of bones or joints is inevitable, in order to strengthen them, it is important to consume calcium every day.

B12

This vitamin improves blood circulation and prevents anemia.

Vitamin D

It helps to have a better absorption of essential nutrients and is associated with increased bone density.

Omega 3

It regulates cholesterol levels in the blood and delays aging by eliminating free radicals.

Magnesium

It reduces the levels of glucose in the blood. It also protects the health of the kidneys.

 

These are vitamins that can not be missed every day after age 40. It is also important that you exercise at least three times a week and you will stay healthy and fit.

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