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Vitamin B12

  • Study confirms blood sugar drug Metformin depletes vitamin B12...
  • If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, your doctor may have prescribed metformin to help you manage your blood sugar. It works by reducing the amount of sugar your liver makes, and also reduces the amount of sugar that gets absorbed in the intestines. But in a major study, called the Diabetes Prevention Outcomes Study, the researchers found that one of the side-effects of taking this drug lo... ››› more
  • [24 March 2021]
  • The revolutionary form of vitamin B12 that can revive your brain...
  • Scientists have found that Alzheimer's patients are often deficient in vitamin B12. A major problem has always been that our livers can only convert 1% of dietary vitamin B12 into the physiologically active form of methylcobalamin. And, until recently, this poor absorption extended to vitamin B12 dietary supplements too. Now, this problem appears to have finally been solved, with the arrival of... ››› more
  • [30 June 2020]
  • Are you deficient in vitamin B12 - the energy vitamin?
  • Vitamin B12, dubbed the ‘energy vitamin', is important for just about everything your body does. It plays a major role in the production of DNA, keeps your body filled with the red blood cells that carry oxygen to all parts of your body and promotes healthy nerve function. It goes without saying that maintaining optimal levels of vitamin B12 is key to good overall health, but here's the thing... ››› more
  • [23 January 2018]
  • Doctor explains how the MIND diet helps ward off Alzheimer's disease in older adults
  • Did you know that there are diets designed to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease? One of them in the MIND diet - short for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet. Martha Clare Morris, a nutritional epidemiologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, USA, originated the MIND diet. With an emphasis on 10 brain-healthy foods, this diet helps stave off Alzhei... ››› more
  • [10 April 2017]
  • Here's what you need to know about vitamin B12 shots
  • Everyone wants more energy. And while you're well aware of the recipe that never fails - stay hydrated, exercise, eat well, get enough sleep, repeat - wouldn't it be way easier to just roll up your sleeve and have a shot of “oomph” injected into your body? Of course it would! For a large number of South Africans, a vitamin B12 deficiency requires exactly that - monthly injections that boost... ››› more
  • [31 August 2016]
  • Revealed: The crucial vitamin that can revive brain matter in Alzheimer's patients
  • Vitamin B12, known as the ‘red vitamin' because of the high concentrations found in red meat, helps protect against senility and can even reverse the neurological impairment associated with brain ageing, shows studies out of Institute of Metabolic Disease in Dallas. In fact, scientists have found that Alzheimer's patients are often deficient in vitamin B12. But if you pay attention to the... ››› more
  • [07 April 2015]
  • Lift your mood with this one vitamin...
  • Let's say you're feeling low. So low, in fact, you sink into depression. You follow general advice to visit your GP who'll probably write out a prescription for an antidepressant. But what if you'd gone to a doctor in natural medicine instead? Things might have gone very differently, especially in light of new findings linking cognitive function and depression to a couple of powerhouse vitamins... ››› more
  • [18 May 2014]
  • Why taking antacids could be depriving you of vitamin B12…
  • Do you reach for an antacid to soothe your heartburn after meals? Who can blame you; the sensation of a bush fire is creeping up your oesophagus is awful. So you probably turn to those peppermint flavoured lozenges for relief, day after day. But, what nobody has told you yet about antacids could actually mean the difference between life and death! Read on… A vitamin B12 deficiency results ... ››› more
  • [10 February 2014]
  • Warning: Taking antacids may result in a deadly vitamin deficiency
  • If you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, we're willing to bet you never go anywhere without a tub or sachet of antacids in your pocket. But here's a warning that's not on the back of that packet: These medications could be making you deficient in vitamin B12… Heartburn and acid reflux are no fun. They can make every dinner feel like a warzone instead of a celebration. So it’s no won... ››› more
  • [11 December 2013]
  • How to relieve stress naturally
  • Stress is the end result of conflict between the demands of your life and your ability to meet those demands. The most common stressors are family, work and finances. The good news is that there are natural methods you can use to ease stress. Read on to find out what they are… If you’re looking for simple and effective natural methods to relieve stress, Dr Jonathan Wright of Nutrition & Healin... ››› more
  • [03 October 2013]
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