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How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

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  • Research suggests vitamins B6, B8 and B12 significantly reduce symptoms associated with schizophrenia — more so than standard drug treatments alone. High dose niacin (B3) is another effective treatment
  • Other B vitamin deficiencies can also produce symptoms of psychiatric disorders and mood disorders, and can play a role in cognitive decline and dementia
  • Vitamins B6, B9 (folate/folic acid) and B12 may help prevent cognitive decline and more serious dementia such as Alzheimer's disease

By Dr. Mercola

It's well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for your brain health, but other nutrients such as vitamins are also necessary for cognition and the prevention of neurological disease and mental disorders.


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