Sharing this article in year-end times when we all get tired and ‘brain fog’ seems to be the thing of the moment….anyway with the steady increase of brain related, brain deteriorating diseases, I believe we have a responsibility to ourselves to help prevent the likes of Alzheimer’s, Dementia and more. How do we do this? Vitamin B12.
It helps boost brain function and we all need it.
“CHICAGO—A recent study conducted at Rush University Medical Centre and published in the journal Neurology found that consuming the proper amount of vitamin B12 can boost brain function. The study involved 121 people over the age of 65. The researchers measured 5 biochemical markers of B12 levels (one was a blood test), they also tested memory and other cognitive skills.
After 4 years, the team found that the participants with the highest levels of B12 in their blood had the best scores on the memory and cognitive tests. They also found that the MRI brain scans showed the brains of those with high levels of B12 were bigger compared to those with low levels of B12. They noted that brain shrinkage is linked to brain decline and diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
According to Mayoclinic.com the recommended amount of vitamin B12 is 2.4 micrograms daily for adults; the following foods are high in vitamin B12:
- Fish and crab
- Red meat
- Swiss cheese
If you are interested in keeping your brain from shrinking, and increasing your thinking and memory skills, you might want to consider adding foods high in vitamin B12 to your daily diet.
Have a healthy day” , news sharing from the Imsyser team. I for one find it necessary to help myself every once in a while by going for a booster shot for a couple of weeks in a row just to up my vit B levels, where my diet has failed me. Otherwise the golden rule is just ‘ you are what you eat”!!