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What Are the Signs of Vitamin B Complex Deficiency?

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  • A deficiency in B vitamins may lead to respiratory conditions, dementia, psychiatric symptoms and blood disorders
  • Some groups experience a greater risk of B vitamin deficiency, such as the elderly, those exposed to pesticides, individuals taking proton pump inhibitors, those who drink large amounts of alcohol or who have an autoimmune disease
  • B vitamins help your body detoxify from air pollution, which causes serious damage to your lungs, heart and other organ systems; folate may also help reduce the incidence of neural tube defects in infants and prevent the development of autism and schizophrenia
  • While the terms folate and folic acid are often used interchangeably, they are not identical; folic acid may trigger liver damage comparable to the damage produced by glyphosate

By Dr. Mercola

Traditional media often run stories about how supplements may cause problems. One of the problems with studies highlighting supplements is they typically use synthetic vitamins, and not whole food supplements. Your body was not made to process unnatural agents, often posing as equivalents to the real thing. The reality is they are frequently not the same and do not provide you with the same health benefits.


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