B Vitamins Slow Brain Aging
The B-vitamin family is integral to the health of your central nervous system. They have been used to help with anxiety, stress, and attention deficit disorder. Now a study shows that B-vitamins may help slow brain aging and help cognition. The key- B-vitamins’ ability to help the body regulate homocysteine.
Homocysteine is produced naturally by the human body as a side effect of natural functions like digestion. When your body digests animal protein, homocysteine is created. The higher your diet is in animal protein, the higher your homocysteine levels. In fact, homocysteine may be responsible for more heart attacks than low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. Fortunately, adequate B-vitamin supplementation has been shown to safely lower homocysteine levels, and thus lower heart attack risk.
British researchers with the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging (OPTIMA) have discovered another exciting benefit of B-vitamin supplementation- it lowers the homocysteine levels in the brain, and thus reduces brain shrinkage and slows brain aging. This is incredible news for people in the early stages of dementia, as well as being a key to preventing or delaying the onset of dementia.
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Adding B-complex vitamins to your diet is very simple. Shaklee offers the full array of essential B-Complex vitamins, including Biotin in the following products: Infant and Toddler formula, Increditives, the Vita-lea product line, Vitalizer, and B-complex. Learn more about Shaklee vitamins here.