What you eat has a direct impact on your brain
Is used to produce myelin, the sheathing on nerve celss. A deficiency of this vitamin in our internal system can cause impaired transmission of nerve signals as well as declining in memory and other cognitive functions.
B12 inhibits activity of monoamine oxidase (MAO), and enzyme that breaks down brain chemicals. Alzheimer’s patients given supplemental B12 have shown improvement in their memory and communication skills.
- Have at least 2 to 3 servings weekly of B12-rich liver, red meat, eggs or dairy.
- Liquid Multivitamin and Minerals supplements for insurance.
- People who follow a strick vegan diet (no animal foods) also should supplement with six micrograms (mcg) of B12 daily.
More than 20% of older adults have low levels of vitamin B12 because they lack intrinsic factor, a stomach protein required for B12 absorption.
Deficiencies of B12 are thought to account for 10% of non-Alzheimer’s memory loss cases. People with inadequate intrinsic factor require monthly intramuscular B12 injections.