March 1, 2017

B-12 for Brain Health – And Most Everything Else

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by Gail bowman

I have a customer named Luella.  (She has given me her permission to write this article.)  Luella is “wiser” (that’s a nice word for older) and had to go into the hospital for surgery.  When she got home she found that she was disoriented and confused.  She had several knitting projects in process but found that she could no longer remember how to knit.  She ripped them all out.

She was also claustrophobic.  She had her children move her chair in front of the front door so she could see the way out.  She was miserable and depressed and started talking to her friends about a possible drug or supplement based solution.

Someone told her to take B-12.  Luella found an amazing change in herself after she had been on the B-12 for a short time (I think it was about a week).  She was no longer claustrophobic, remembered how to knit (and wished she hadn’t ripped out all of those projects) and found that she was suddenly interested in going out and visiting friends.

Luella now takes her B-12 every day and, in fact, takes a B-12 and a B Complex daily.  What happened here?  Well, I just found an article by Dr Mercola that I found fascinating.

Here is an excerpt:

“Practically everybody knows getting the right amount of vitamins is important. Occasionally, new information arises that shows some vitamins to be of greater consequence than previously thought, often because they deal with crucial functions throughout your body.

“That’s true with vitamin B12, not only because it directly influences metabolism in every one of your cells throughout your brain and nervous system, as it regulates and synthesizes DNA and how your blood is formed, but because of new findings that suggest vitamin B12 may be far more important to microbial life than previously thought.

“Left unattended, low vitamin B12 levels could result in neurological problems or inefficient blood cell production. One indication is a “pins and needles” sensation resembling electric shock waves due to low oxygen levels. Other symptoms include:

Dizziness Unexplained fatigue Pale complexion
Muscle weakness Poor vision Forgetfulness
Anemia Nervous system damage Menstrual difficulties
Diarrhea Mouth sores Weight loss

“One study noted that vitamin B12 deficiency also may be linked to fractures, as men over age 75 in the lowest quadrant of B12 blood concentrations had 70 percent more fractures, and 120 percent of the time they were in the lumbar region.”

 

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