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The #1 Vitamin Deficiency Damaging Your Brain
Jan 4, 2014
The #1 Vitamin Deficiency
Damaging Your Brain
Sadly, this affects 1 in 2 older adults. Are you one of them?
Dear Health Conscious Reader,
If you're suffering from "mystery symptoms" like low energy, brain fog, moodiness, difficulty sleeping or just a vague feeling of malaise — chances are you're suffering from a vitamin deficiency that affects 1 in 2 older adults.[1,2]
Yet tragically, doctors rarely detect this deficiency until it manifests as a difficult to treat cognitive issues, cardiovascular problems, low energy issues, mood and stress disorders...or worse. What's more, doctors typically misdiagnose the symptoms of this deficiency and then prescribe drugs that do nothing to address the problem, but instead have plenty of side effects that only make you feel worse! This is especially tragic since many people, especially senior citizens, are trying their hardest to take FEWER pharmaceutical drugs...not more!
What I'm talking about here is vitamin B12 deficiency, and if you've experienced any of the symptoms I described above, it's imperative that you take action NOW to get your B12 levels up to a healthy level — before irreversible damage occurs. The good news is that B12 deficiency can be remedied easily, quickly and inexpensively. But don't run out and grab the first bottle of B12 you see — it's crucial that you take the right kind of B12, otherwise you'll be wasting time, money and an incredible opportunity to revitalize your health.
CONSUMER ALERT: There's a shocking secret about what most vitamin B12 supplements are made from and you most certainly deserve to know about it. Please keep reading to learn how to safely increase your B12 levels and revitalize your health with the form of vitamin B12 that will do your body the most good.
My name is Joshua Corn and I am the Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, one of the fastest
growing natural health publications in the nation. My passion for natural healing drives me to
spread the word about simple, safe and effective health solutions that can dramatically improve
Are YOU Vitamin B12 Deficient?
The older you are, the higher your risk is for a B12 deficiency, but younger people aren't exempt from harm. In a shocking recent Tufts University study, researchers found that nearly 1 in 4 people over age 26 are at least borderline deficient in B12 and may already be experiencing symptoms as a result. And sadly, if you're over 50, your odds of suffering from a B12 deficiency are no better than a flip of the coin.[1,2]
SIGNS YOU HAVE A B12 DEFICIENCY
Low energy and weakness
Confusion or "fuzziness"
Irritability and mood swings
Persistent sleep problems
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Hearing and vision loss
Tingling in the extremities
Why Your Body Needs B12
Your body depends on vitamin B12 for energy production. It's crucial to the metabolic process that converts carbohydrates and fats into energy — this is why it's often called the "energy vitamin." B12 is also one of the building blocks your body uses to produce DNA, so it's crucial for healthy cell growth and repair — which is key to aging the right way, not the WRONG way.
Additionally, vitamin B12 keeps your immune system functioning optimally, regulates mood and sleep cycles, and mitigates the harmful effects of the toxic stress marker homocysteine,[8,9] making it a vital player in maintaining heart health and more. But new research is showing that B12's most vital function of all may be protecting your brain and entire nervous system by keeping your nerves communicating in an optimal manner.[10,11] This is especially important since cognitive decline, especially among seniors, is reaching epidemic proportions.
ABOUT JOSHUA CORN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now newsletter, is a health freedom advocate who's been involved in the natural health movement
for over 15 years. He's always been dedicated to promoting health, vitality, longevity and natural living. Josh is currently writing
a book on natural remedies and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the
natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, organic gardener, animal lover and enjoys "living in the now" with his wife and two sons.
How B12 Protects Your Brain
I think it's safe to say that many of us expect to live well into our 80s or beyond. But did you know that if you live to be 80, your chances of suffering from severe loss of cognitive function are 1 in 2? Not coincidentally, roughly the same number of older adults is deficient in B12! The good news is that getting enough B12 can drastically cut your risk!
Emerging research is showing that age-related cognitive decline and memory loss are linked to a process in the body that involves a decrease in brain mass. That's right, your brain actually shrinks as you age!
A recent landmark study showed that vitamin B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage and declining cognitive function in older individuals. Another study showed that older people with higher levels of B12 in their blood had bigger, healthier brains and scored higher on cognitive tests than those with lower levels. This research, in my opinion, is simply amazing and cannot be ignored.
Take B12 to SUPERCHARGE Your Days
As I mentioned, vitamin B12 helps your body produce energy by metabolizing carbs and fats in the food you eat. The effects of replenishing your B12 stores on your energy levels can be dramatic. Most people report significant increases in energy, stamina, motivation and ability to focus within days of beginning to take a B12 supplement.
B12 is also needed for the production of the important neurotransmitter serotonin, which regulates mood, sleep and appetite. A study from the National Institute of Aging found women with low B12 levels were more than twice as likely to develop depression as women with normal B12 status. Many people find that taking B12 helps them to get the deep, rejuvenating sleep they need at night, so they wake up feeling refreshed. This not only has a positive impact on your energy levels throughout the day, but also affects your mood and outlook.
How B12 Saves Your Heart, Bones, Vision and Hearing
Another major benefit of having enough vitamin B12 in your body is reduced levels of the toxic stress marker homocysteine.[16,17] Not only does lowering homocysteine levels make you feel less stressed, studies have shown that it also confers significant protection for your heart, bones, vision and hearing. Homocysteine is known to damage the inside of blood vessels and arteries, making elevated homocysteine levels a serious risk factor for heart disease.
Another negative health impact of homocysteine is that it weakens bones by interfering with collagen cross-linking, the molecular "stitching" that makes bones strong and flexible. In one study, people with low B12 levels had lower-than-average bone mineral density. Other exciting studies show that B12 also helps to build stronger bones by aiding osteoblasts, the cells that build bone.
Additionally, B12's homocysteine-lowering effects help it protect your vision and hearing. Harvard researchers found at least a 34% decreased risk of vision loss and improved retinal blood vessel function for women aged 40 and older who supplemented with B12. And yet another study found that low blood levels of vitamin B12 were linked to a higher risk of hearing loss in women in their 60s. Researchers have concluded that homocysteine may damage the delicate cells that transmit sound waves in the inner ear.
Why Are So Many People B12 Deficient?
The reason that the vast majority of people end up B12 deficient has nothing to do with their B12 intake, but rather, their ability to absorb B12 from food. As you get older, the lining of your stomach gradually loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid, which you need to absorb B12 from food. The use of certain drugs can also lower your stomach acid secretion, further hampering B12 absorption. Since roughly 65% of Americans take pharmaceutical drugs on a daily basis, you can see why so many people are B12 deficient.
B12 Deficiency Can Strike Anyone, But You Are at Higher Risk if You
Are over the age of 45
Take acid-blocking medications
Are a vegan or vegetarian
Are or have ever been anemic
Suffer from digestive problems
Have low stomach acid
Take certain diabetes drugs
Drink alcoholic beverages
WARNING: Some B12 Supplements Contain Cyanide
The form of B12 that you'll find in most B12 products — even the B12 injections your doctor may administer — is cyanocobalamin. And here's the shocker. Can you guess how this form of B12 gets its name? Cyanocobalamin is comprised of a cyanide molecule attached to a cobalamin (B12) molecule. Cyanide is a toxic poison that the body cannot metabolize, and over time, it can accumulate in brain tissues with disastrous results.
For reasons I'll never fully understand, way too many B12 supplements are made with this virtually worthless form of B12. My guess is that these companies are just out to save money at the expense of your health, which is truly a shame. Don't jeopardize your health for the sake of some company's profits!
What you want to take is a supplement made with the methylcobalamin form of B12, which research has shown to be the safest and most effective. Currently, most experts recommend taking a minimum of 1,000 mcg a day of sublingual methylcobalamin. Higher dosages of up to 15,000 mcg per day are sometimes required to bring levels back up to an optimal level and to restore energy, mental function and mood balance. Here's the amazing thing — B12 has no known drug interactions and has absolutely no adverse or toxic effects, even when given in very large doses. When it comes to B12, you just can't go wrong, so long as you take the right form.
The B12 Supplement You Should Be Taking
In addition to my work with the Live in the Now newsletter, I own a company called Stop Aging Now, which
has been making premium-grade dietary supplements for over 15 years. Working with my
Scientific Advisory Board, I created a convenient vitamin B12 formula called MAX-B12™ that is simply superior
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My goal in creating this formula was to offer a B12 product of superior quality at an amazingly affordable
price, so that no one has to suffer the consequences of a B12 deficiency.
I encourage you to shop around and do your own research to make sure I'm not shamelessly
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It's Safe and Effective: MAX-B12 is
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CEO of Stop Aging Now
Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now
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