Are You over 50? You may need this nutrient

The Important Nutrient for you Brain

Vitamin B12 in Food

Did you know that the rate of people in America diagnosed with dementia is growing rapidly? Studies show that there are 5.3 million people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer's. What if this condition is related more to proper nutrition than "just getting older?"

New research is showing that B12's most vital function of all may be protecting your brain and entire nervous system by keeping your nerves communicating well. A study conducted by Tuft's University concluded that even those of younger ages might be deficient in Vitamin B12..

B12 is found in animal protein but as we age our stomachs produce less hydrochloric acid, which makes it harder to assimilate this nutrient from our food. Doctor's might recommend eating boxed cereals that are fortified with B12, but I do not. Many boxed cereals contain GMO grains and ALL grains are inflammatory.

They also have additives such as dyes and chemical flavorings. A better choice would be to use a chewable B12 tablet. The type of B12 that is suggested is Methylcobalamin because the body can absorb it, so read the labels.

B12 supplements are inexpensive and highly recommended. You can find them at your local health food store or online. A word of caution, the form of B12 known as Cyanocobalamin is toxic and should not be consumed.

Below are some of the good reasons to use this vital nutrient:

  • Supports proper food digestion, absorption, and metabolism
  • Assists in the formation of red blood cells
  • Supports your mind and your memory
  • Help in promoting balanced moods and overall feelings of well-being
  • Nutrition for all cells in your body
  • Helps maintain brain size and cognitive function
  • Strengthens the immune system

Here's to your health. And pass the B12!

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