Vitamin B12

The Benefits of B12

Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B Vitamins and is usually associated with increased energy.  It is in fact the largest of all the vitamins and of course the most complex chemically.  It is an essential vitamin and the only one that contains cobalt, a trace mineral, at its center; this is why it…

Folic Acid and Autism Risk

Maternal Use of Folic Acid and Vitamins Linked to Reduced Autism Risk in Children

According to a study done in Israel, mothers who supplement with a Multivitamin and Folic Acid, both before and during their pregnancy, reduce their child’s risk factors for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Researchers studied Israeli children born between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007.  Participants were followed up from birth to January 26, 2015…

Folic Acid and Postpartum Depression

Prenatal Folic Acid Supplementation Helps Lower Postpartum Depression Risk

Supplementing Folic Acid for at six months before giving birth could lower the risk of postpartum depression. Almost 1,600 women who had given birth six to 12 weeks earlier were recruited to participate in this study.  Data on prenatal folic acid supplementation, obstetric history, and lifestyle and socio-demographic characteristics was collected.  803 (50.4%) women participating…

Choline

Choline,-An Underused, Essential Nutrient

Choline is an essential vitamin-like nutrient that is useful for helping the body to maintain optimal health.  Only recently has this vital nutrient gained attention for its role in supporting healthy liver function, prenatal development, brain and heart health and athletic performance and recovery.  As a matter of fact Choline is the most recent nutrient…

Cognitive Decline

Vitamin C and E Supplements May Protect Against Age-Related Brain Declines

Data from a recent study shows daily supplementation with Vitamin C and Vitamin E could reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Data from over 5,000 seniors collected over a period of time (from 1991-2002) was analyzed.  Participants were all over 65 years of age.  Seniors who were supplementing with Vitamin E and/or Vitamin C had…