B Vitamins Reduce Grey Matter Loss and Slow Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

jfh

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Yet another great article from that website, K2C. Good find.

There are several reasons to try to control homocysteine. Folic acid is certainly one of the things that will help.
Several groups of investigators have reported the impact of supplementation with vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid, administered alone or jointly, in patients with homocystinuria, resulting from an excess of homocysteine. Folic acid appears to be useful in most subjects; very high doses of B6 (100 mg or more daily) also seem to have broad utility, whereas lower doses may benefit only those whose baseline B6 status is poor. The efficacy of supplemental B12 may likewise hinge on baseline B12 status. Not surprisingly, serum homocysteine levels tend to correlate inversely with serum levels or dietary intakes of these vitamins in the general population, indicating that vitamin nutriture is an important determinant of serum homocysteine in people who don't take B vitamin supplements. This may explain why low serum levels of folic acid or vitamin B6 have been shown to be cardiovascular disease risk factors. Among regular users of supplemental vitamins, average serum homocysteine is reported to be about 1.5 micromolar lower than in those who do not supplement, which should correspond to a 15% reduction in cardiovascular disease risk. Lower homocysteine levels in people who eat breakfast cerals may reflect the fact that such cereals are frequently enriched with B vitamins.

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/f-w99/vascular.html
 

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Folic Acid needs to be be converted in the body to the active form of folate (Methylfolate 5-MTHF), by a gene called C677T to effectively lower homocysteine. Unfortunately up to half of people in the US have a defective C677T gene and could be taking folic acid which could be not only not be converted but causing a buidup of excessive folic acid which can cause health problems.

The active form Methylfolate,which is found in our diet through eating plenty of green vegetables, is the best way to take folate and prevent this problem.

http://chriskresser.com/folate-vs-folic-acid

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/aug2009_Is-Homocysteine-Making-You-Sick_01.htm

Methylfolate can be obtained as a seperate supplement

http://www.iherb.com/Doctor-s-Best-Best-Folate-Fully-Active-Featuring-Quatrefolic-400-mcg-90-Veggie-Caps/

....or in a B complex

http://uk.iherb.com/Pure-Encapsulations/Vitamin-B-Complex

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Korsakoff's syndrome mimics Alzheimers and it is a vitamin B1 deficiency can be reversed very fast.
Alzheimers can only be diagnosis when your are dead but the doctors make many diagnosis of Alzheimer when the person is alive and it can easily be Korsakoff's syndrome which can be cured.
 

jfh

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I'm going to pay more attention to the B complex in relation to neural problems. I have had hand tremors since as far back as I can remember. At my age that's pretty far, so I don't have Alzheimer's or dementia. Maybe neuralgia is the cause, or an infant accident when I was dropped on my sculls soft-spot. My one year old sister pushed my carriage down some stairs.

Anyway, I just recently read that vitamin B (which one?) can help to quell that. I normally take the B complex in my multivitamin. I think I will get a complex that I can take separately twice daily to see if that will work. I know that the B vitamins are water soluble and can be washed out of the body via kidney function. So twice a day should be OK.

I've read where skullcap can help too, but for now, I will concentrate on the Bs. Something must be wiping mine out quickly. Probably stress.
 

Audi

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I have tried taking B vitamins and it has had the opposite effect on me that it is supposed to mentally , instead of calming it has made me angry and depressed

I thought it might have been a question of quality,the latest one was the best I could find with quatrefolic (MTHF) and b12 as methycobalamin as well as all the other B's
but they all have had a negative effect on me

interesting thing was when I tried B12 as cyanocobalamin on it's own it actually made me feel better ,and that I'm told isn't supposed to happen either
any idea what is going on with me?
 

hopeful

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I'm going to buy some b complex vitamins, sounds like they're good for the elderly.
 


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