Vitamin B12 Supplements Morganton NC

Local resource for vitamin B12 supplements in Morganton, NC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to information on vitamin B12 intake, vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin B12 adverse effects, vitamin B12 supplement absorption, and liquid vitamin B12 supplements, as well as advice and content on vitamin B12 injections.

Alpine Chiropractic & Acupuncture Cen
(828) 433-1071
205 Carbon City Rd
Morganton, NC
 
Nc Nutrition Network
(828) 438-4390
108 S Anderson St
Morganton, NC
 
Primrose Vitamin & Herb Shop
(828) 754-2234
108 Main St NW
Lenoir, NC
 
Earth Heart
(828) 756-2224
4573 US 221 N
Marion, NC
 
Roots & Culture Records,Inc.
(704) 391-1047
8507 Woodford Bridge Drive
Charlotte, NC

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Nature's Bounty
(828) 433-7325
2145 S Sterling St
Morganton, NC
 
Tosky Bernard E Dr
(828) 433-1071
205 Carbon City Rd
Morganton, NC
 
Apple City Health Foods
(828) 758-3059
920 Wilkesboro Blvd SE
Lenoir, NC
 
Health & Wellness Initiatives
(828) 221-2324
144 Azale Circle
Banner Elk, NC
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Vitamin B12 May Protect Cognitive Decline, Dementia, Alzheimers

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Vitamin B12, a nutrient found in meat, fish and milk, may protect against brain volume loss in older people, according to a study published in the September 9, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

For the study, 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87 underwent brain scans, memory testing and physical exams. Researchers also collected blood samples to check vitamin B12 levels. Brain scans and memory tests were also performed again five years later.

The study found that people who had higher vitamin B12 levels were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage compared with those who had lower levels of the vitamin in their blood. None of the people in the study had vitamin B12 deficiency.

“Many factors that affect brain health are thought to be out of our control, but this study suggests that simply adjusting our diets to consume more vitamin B12 through eating meat, fish, fortified cereals or milk may be something we can easily adjust to prevent brain shrinkage and so perhaps save our memory,” said study author Anna Vogiatzoglou, MSc, with the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. “Research shows that vitamin B12 deficiency is a public health problem, especially among the elderly, so more vitamin B12 intake could help reverse this problem. Without carrying out a clinical trial, we acknowledge that it is still not known whether B12 supplementation would actually make a difference in elderly persons at risk for brain shrinkage.”

“Previous research on the vitamin has had mixed results and few studies have been done specifically with brain scans in elderly populations. We tested for vitamin B12 levels in a unique, more accurate way by looking at two certain markers for it in the blood,” said Vogiatzoglou.

Vogiatzoglou says the study did not look at whether taking vitamin B12 supplements would have the same effect on memory.

The study was supported by the UK Alzheimer’s Research Trust, the Medical Research Council, the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, the Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation through the Norwegian Health Association, Axis-Shield plc and the Johan Throne Holst Foundation for Nutrition Research. The research was part of the program of the Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Aging at the University of Oxford.

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