Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

B Vitamin Supplementation May Slow Cognitive Decline

The natural mental decline that comes with aging can be scary, but a recent study from researchers at the Australian National University suggests that vitamin B12 and folic acid may slow down the process.

The findings were published in the January 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

The two year trial included a group of individuals who took a daily supplement of 400 mcg of folic acid and 100 mg of vitamin B12 and one group who took a placebo. The researchers then tested cognitive function after one year and two years.

The researchers found that after two years, the supplement group had significantly improved total, immediate and delayed memory recall when compared to placebo group. They did not note any changes, however, in orientation, attention, semantic memory, processing speed, or informant reports.

Studies have shown that long term deficiencies in vitamins such as B12, folate and niacin can lead to more rapid deterioration in cognitive functions, and possibly play a role in the development of dementia.

As our bodies do not naturally synthesize B vitamins, the best way to increase your intake of these important vitamins is by eating more vitamin B rich foods or taking a quality supplement. Some foods rich in B vitamins include broccoli, asparagus, potatoes, tuna and salmon. Additionally, many milk and flour products are also fortified with B vitamins.

Previous article Curcumin May Help Reduce Muscle Soreness

Related Posts

Daily Supplementation With Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Acute Respiratory Infection
Daily Supplementation With Vitamin D May Reduce Risk of Acute Respiratory Infection
Types of acute respiratory infections include the common cold, influenza...
Read More
Supplementation With HMB May Help Increase Lean Muscle Mass in Mature Adults
Supplementation With HMB May Help Increase Lean Muscle Mass in Mature Adults
Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) is a metabolite of the essential ...
Read More
Study Finds Patented Turmeric Extract May Help Knee Discomfort
Study Finds Patented Turmeric Extract May Help Knee Discomfort
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant, which is a membe...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×