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Best supplements: The three CHEAP vitamins to take every day REVEALED
BEST supplements for health are often affordable too, and include vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin B12. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency warning: Three nutrients dangerously low in your diet REVEALED
VITAMIN deficiencies are serious. These are the signs your body isn ’t getting enough of the nutrients you need, including folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin C. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best anti-ageing supplements: Taking THESE three nutrients could ward off grey hair
ANTI-AGEING supplements to add to your cupboard include zinc, copper and vitamin B12 since being deficient in the nutrients could accelerate greying hair. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links vegetarian diet in pregnancy to substance abuse in offspring
Conclusion While having too little vitamin B12 in your diet during pregnancy can affect a baby's development, it remains to be proven whether a vegetarian diet in pregnancy can cause substance abuse problems in teenage offspring. The findings do not mean that vegetarian pregnant women need to start eating meat. It is already recommended that vegetarian and vegan mums-to-be take special care to ensure they get enough of certain nutrients that are found in meat and fish, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D and iron. The study identifies a possible link between having little or no meat consumption in pregnancy (which may have led ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Metformin Still Cost-effective for Diabetes Prevention Metformin Still Cost-effective for Diabetes Prevention
Metformin plus vitamin B12 supplementation remains cost-effective for preventing progression to diabetes compared with placebo and lifestyle changes, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

B vitamins in stroke prevention: time to reconsider
This evidence suggests B vitamin therapy that lowers homocysteine levels might reduce stroke risk and this benefit might have been obscured in early trials by increased risk of CV events in subjects with impaired renal function on high-dose cyanocobalamin. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between serum vitamin B12 level and frailty in older adults - Dokuzlar O, Soysal P, Isik AT.
OBJECTIVE: Frailty is associated with recurrent falls, fractures, limitation of daily living activities, cognitive impairment, increase in hospitalization, placement in nursing home, and mortality rate in older adults. Although malnutrition is one of the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

When memory loss is a sign you need more vitamin B12
Singer Suzie Mac, 25, from Truro, Cornwall  sometimes struggles to walk a few yards on crutches and the slightest exertion can leave her bedbound for days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vitamin B12 shots: Uses, benefits, and side effects
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for human health. Learn about B12 shots, who may need them, as well as the potential benefits and risks involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Reports that Marmite prevents dementia are laying it on a bit thick
Conclusion This is an early investigative research study, and while some of the findings are interesting, it's a long way from showing that yeast extract spreads can help with conditions like epilepsy or other neurological disorders. The study's strength is that it was carried out as a randomised controlled trial. However, its small size means we need to see the results replicated in larger studies to be sure they are not down to chance. We also need to see longer-term studies into the actual clinical effects of the changes measured. At this point, we don't know what effect – if any – the changes in brain respo...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Neurology Source Type: news

The Effects of B12 Deficiency
Metformin is Big Pharma's pride and joy when it comes to diabetes. Over 120 million diabetics take this drug to try to control their blood sugar. Even anti-aging doctors have gotten on the bandwagon. They think metformin is a wonder drug. My colleagues keep asking me when I'm going to start prescribing it. Short-term, drugs can be a lifesaver. But long-term, the track record is not so good. Long term, like so many of Big Pharma's "cures," metformin creates more problems than it solves… Patients often stay on this drug for 10 years… 20 years… and more. That's a long time to be ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Health Source Type: news

Without Essential Nutrients, A Child’s Body Struggles To Do These Things
When our children get into cars, we make them buckle their seat belts. And when they learn to ride bikes, we teach them to wear helmets. But not everything that has to do with our children’s health and well-being is as easy to see as a helmet or as simple to reach for as a seatbelt. In countries across the globe, in food deserts here in the U.S. and, even, in many of our homes, children are not getting proper nutrition. And the consequences are tremendous: adequate vitamin and mineral intake is essential for a child’s health and development, particularly in the first 1,000 days of life. An infant or a child wi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Q & A: Don ’ t Count on Vitamins for Better Sleep
Rates of insomnia and vitamin B12 deficiency generally increase in older people, but supplements may not be the answer to ease sleep problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: C. CLAIBORNE RAY Tags: Insomnia Vitamin B12 Vitamins Elderly Sleep Mental Health and Disorders Source Type: news

Low Vit B12 and Leptin: Link to Metabolic Risk in Next Generation? Low Vit B12 and Leptin: Link to Metabolic Risk in Next Generation?
Researchers have discovered for the first time that babies born to mothers with vitamin B12 deficiency have high leptin levels, which could in turn disrupt metabolism in childhood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 17, 2016 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type-2 diabetes
B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Low vitamin B12 in pregnancy may raise offspring's diabetes risk
The risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders may be higher for children born to mothers who had low levels of vitamin B12 in pregnancy. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Maternal B12 deficiency may increase child's risk of type 2 diabetes
(University of Warwick) B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type 2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology's annual Conference in Brighton. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Developing a sensor for vitamin B12 deficiency
A world-first optical sensor has been developed that can detect vitamin B12 in diluted human blood – a first step towards a low-cost, portable, broadscale vitamin B12 deficiency test. Vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Do you have a vitamin B12 deficiency?
(NaturalNews) While vitamin B12 (cobalamin) deficiencies are often associated with a vegan or vegetarian diet, today's meat eaters are not risk-free either. In the U.S., an estimated 47 million people are B12 deficient, and most of them don't even know it, as the symptoms can go unnoticed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Marmite spreads the passion in the bedroom thanks to it being one of the richest sources of vitamin B12  
New research suggests a diet rich in daily helpings of vitamin B12 can combat premature ejaculation, a problem which affects one in four men in the UK. Meat, fish and eggs are also rich in the vitamin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain
Depression, dementia and mental impairment are often associated with B12 deficiency. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Vitamins Diet and Nutrition Elderly Dementia Vitamin B12 Source Type: news

Where Nutrients Come From
The world we live in is nothing like the environment our ancient ancestors thrived in. In their world, they got all the nutrients they needed from food. Toxic Food The commercially processed meats we eat are loaded with toxins. Our soil has lost nutrients at a staggering rate. And this decline in soil quality is robbing our food of all nutrition. Let me give you a couple of examples… Compared to Big Agra’s cultivated white potato, a wild Peruvian potato has 166 times more nutrients[i]!  These include the antioxidants, carotenoids and flavonoids that give the wild potato its purple color. And there&...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - August 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Source Type: news

In the Raw: To Cook or Not to Cook?
Imagine never again savoring the smell of baking cakes or charbroiled steak. Could you? Why would you? Yet some people worldwide are turning away not only from meat and processed food, but also from cooking. Welcome to the raw food diet. As the Standard American Diet becomes more fat-laden, sugar-sated, and processed, the prevalence of metabolic disorders, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) are soaring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity now affects nearly 35 percent of the population of the United States, over 29 million people have been diagnosed with t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 May Slow Brain Aging
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Excessive Folate, B12 in Pregnancy Dramatically Ups Autism RiskExcessive Folate, B12 in Pregnancy Dramatically Ups Autism Risk
Folate and vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy reduces the risk of having a child diagnosed with autism, but excessive levels of these nutrients dramatically increase risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Could High Maternal Folate and B12 Levels Be Linked to Autism? (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM Elevated levels of maternal folate and vitamin B12 may be associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in one's offspring, suggests … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 11, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 May Slow Brain AgingVitamin B12 May Slow Brain Aging
Higher levels of circulating vitamin B12 are associated with slower rates of brain volume loss, suggesting that vitamin B12 supplementation may help decelerate brain aging, new research suggest. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why I Eat Red Meat
So many of us have omitted or cut down on our consumption of red meat due to negative reports in the press. However, I believe that unprocessed, grass-fed beef has its place in a healthy diet. Besides the fact that nothing is better than a juicy hamburger on the grill in the summer, the high levels of nutrients it provides can make it a healthy choice. Here are some of the stand-out nutrients you might be missing: Iron Iron is an essential nutrient involved in many different metabolic functions. It is especially important in early childhood cognitive development, energy metabolism and the immune system. One of its most cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are you getting enough vitamin B12?
Los Angeles is filled with B12 devotees who swear by injections (or lozenges, sprays or vitamins) of the vitamin. We asked experts whether B12 supplements live up to the hype: Who needs it? "B12 is essential for everyone," says Dr. Zhaoping Li, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alene Dawson Source Type: news

Years of taking popular diabetes drug tied to risk of B12 deficiency
(Reuters Health) – - People taking metformin, a common type 2 diabetes medication, for several years may be at heightened risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and anemia, according to a new analysis of long-term data. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Can You Really Bottle Energy?
You see it almost everywhere these days — energy drinks that advertise the wonder of B vitamins. And they all claim to give you the energy boost to get you through your day. Sadly, it’s a big marketing ploy. The quick energy in these drinks usually comes from their high sugar and synthetic caffeine content. It’s true that B vitamins are essential to your body’s energy metabolism. And B12 in particular is crucial for energy. When you take in high-quality B12, you unlock the energy contained in the foods you eat and turn it into glucose you can burn. But fortified junk food is no way to get your vita...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 16, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Nutrition b12 energy telomeres Source Type: news

Low B12 seen in aging, autism and schizophrenia
The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - February 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia
A new study has found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, and One-Carbon Metabolism
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) One-carbon metabolism and related dietary factors (folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin B6, choline, riboflavin, methionine, serine, cysteine, and others) play important roles in a vast array of essential physiological functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

High-Throughput Analysis of Methylmalonic Acid in Serum, Plasma, and Urine by LC-MS/MS. Method for Analyzing Isomers Without Chromatographic Separation
Measurement of methylmalonic acid (MMA) plays an important role in the diagnosis of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is an essential cofactor for the enzymatic carbon rearrangement of methylmalonyl-CoA (MMA-CoA) to succinyl-CoA (SA-CoA), and the lack of vitamin B12 leads to elevated concentrations of MMA. Presence of succinic acid (SA) complicates the analysis because mass spectra of MMA and SA are indistinguishable, when analyzed in negative ion mode and the peaks are difficult to resolve chromatographically. We developed a method for the selective analysis of MMA that exploits the significant difference in fragmentati...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Imaging/Radiology - November 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

8 Nutrients You May Be Lacking
Fighting back feelings of fatigue, irritability, or depression? Before you diagnose yourself with a chronic condition, take a look at your diet. Sometimes, common medical symptoms can signal a nutritional deficiency.  In the United States, 1 in 10 people have at least one nutritional deficiency, says Christine Pfeiffer, PhD, a research chemist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Environmental Health. That figure, based on nutrition indicators in blood and urine tests, comes from theCDC’s latest nutrition report, published in 2012. While the survey doesn't capture...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some Seniors
Title: Vitamin B12 Supplements May Not Help Some SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/16/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - July 17, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Supplements That Save Lives And Bucks
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the high cost of medical care these days. The fact is that as costs continue to skyrocket, more and more Americans are driven into bankruptcy, because they cannot pay their medical bills. Too often, they even lose their homes. You may have even lost a neighbor to this disturbing trend. It may have even happened to you – although, I certainly hope not. That’s one reason I have always dedicated myself to keeping my patients out of hospitals – which often see patients as cash cows, instead of human beings. And a cornerstone of this philosophy has been based...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition supplements vitamins Source Type: news

Early Clinical Trials Suggests Hydroxocobalamin Beneficial for Hemorrhagic Shock
Avoiding Shock Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Boudreau S, et al. A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous hydroxocobalamin versus whole blood transfusion compared to no treatment for class III hemorrhagic shock resuscitation in a prehospital swine model. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(3):321–330. Hypovolemia and shock in trauma remains one of the leading causes of death from traumatic injuries. To combat hypovolemia and hemorrhage, we've seen repeated attempts at synthetic blood replacements and certain services carrying actual blood products. Unfortunately, synthetics have had mixed results and blood itself is very difficult...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - May 4, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alexander L. Trembley, NREMT P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Special Topics Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

Early Clinical Trials Suggests Hydroxocobalamin Beneficial for Hemorrhagic Shock
Avoiding Shock Bebarta VS, Garrett N, Boudreau S, et al. A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous hydroxocobalamin versus whole blood transfusion compared to no treatment for class III hemorrhagic shock resuscitation in a prehospital swine model. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(3):321–330. Hypovolemia and shock in trauma remains one of the leading causes of death from traumatic injuries. To combat hypovolemia and hemorrhage, we've seen repeated attempts at synthetic blood replacements and certain services carrying actual blood products. Unfortunately, synthetics have had mixed results and blood itself is very difficult...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 4, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alexander L. Trembley, NREMT P Tags: Airway & Respiratory Special Topics Research Columns Patient Care Source Type: news

The Truth Behind Your Supplements
Last week, the New York State Attorney General's office unveiled what could potentially amount to fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office targeted four major retailers of supplements, Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Walmart, and accused them of selling bogus supplements. The office backed their claim that the retailers were selling supplements that contained very little, or none at all, of the advertised ingredients and demanded that the supplements be removed from their shelves as they could potentially cause harm. This revelation, if true, is a real blow to the supplement industry but more so to consumers who ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study questions B12 dementia advice
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements does not seem to cut the risk of developing dementia, say Dutch researchers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Nutritional Deficiencies You Might Not Even Know You Have
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com As we age, proper nutrition is essential for maintaining a healthy body and mind. And while we need to eat fewer calories the older we get, our bodies actually require more of certain vitamins and minerals. A number of factors may contribute to nutritional deficiencies: Some people have limited access to food due to financial constraints or physical disabilities. Depression, loss of appetite and forgetfulness can also lead to a decreased intake of food. Furthermore, certain medical conditions and medications can increase nutritional needs or decrease the body's ability to absorb nutrients as...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One drop will do: Researchers develop simple new test for vitamin B12 deficiency
A novel method to test for vitamin B12 deficiency that is sensitive enough to work on anyone, including newborn babies and large swaths of the general population, scientists say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts: Week 39, 2014
TTIP Citizens’ Initiative, 2, 4-D-Resistant GMO corn and soy, vitamin D, Fluorescent GMO moths, MMR-autism fraud – call for Congress action, vitamin B12 deficiency campaign  (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - September 24, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Yvonne Tags: 2 4-D 4-D-Resistant autism citizens initiative & #039; initiative europe fluorescent fraud GMO corn GMO moth GMO soy international MMR STOP TTIP vitamin B12 vitamin D Source Type: news

New producer of crucial vitamin B12 discovered
A single group of microorganisms may be responsible for much of the world's vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change, researchers have discovered. Thaumarchaeota, they say, are likely dominant vitamin B12 producers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 15, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

#AskDrDurie: Is it okay to take vitamin B12 on the same day as Velcade?
In this episode of #AskDrDurie, Dr. Brian Durie of the IMF answers a myeloma patient’s question about taking a supplement like vitamin B12 on the same day as Velcade. (Source: International Myeloma Foundation)
Source: International Myeloma Foundation - August 8, 2014 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

ANH Intl News Alerts: Week 27, 2014
Organic food, Glyphosate herbicide, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D studies, omega-3, GM mosquitoes, flatulence (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - July 16, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: europe flatulence Glyphosate herbicide GM mosquitoes international omega-3 organic food vitamin B12 vitamin D Source Type: news