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The Importance of B Vitamins for Brain Health and Combating Dementia

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  • Recent research found that giving a multivitamin supplement to seniors suffering from mild cognitive impairment and depression helped improve both conditions
  • Compared to placebo, seniors with high omega-3 levels who were given high doses of vitamins B6, folic acid (B9) and B12 experienced a 40 percent reduced brain atrophy rate over the 2-year treatment course
  • Not only do B vitamins slow brain shrinkage, but they specifically slow shrinkage in brain regions known to be most severely impacted by Alzheimer's disease

By Dr. Mercola

A number of studies have investigated the impact of vitamin supplementation to prevent and/or treat cognitive dysfunction and decline.


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