An essential guide to understanding B-vitamins

Did you know that there are eight B vitamins? These are eight of the many essential nutrients that your body needs to keep your bodily systems functioning at optimum performance. What each individual B vitamin does varies, but they generally work to convert food into energy, make new blood cells and keep existing skin cells, brain … Continue reading An essential guide to understanding B-vitamins

B Vitamins Protect Against Harmful Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution has a negative impact on our health and can also adjust important chemical tags on our DNA. Aside from taking steps to reduce pollution in our communities, a new study suggests that we can take B vitamins to combat the harmful effects on our bodies. Particulate matter with a diameter less than 2.5 … Continue reading B Vitamins Protect Against Harmful Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution

Understanding how B vitamins help improve brain, heart health

The risks of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline increase with age, but that doesn’t mean that these problems can’t be prevented. Older people can avoid suffering from these conditions by adhering to a healthy diet and taking supplements that contain B vitamins. An article published on the website NaturalHealth365.com discussed how B vitamins, such as vitamin B9 (folate), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), and vitamin B12 … Continue reading Understanding how B vitamins help improve brain, heart health

Widespread folate deficiency in women of childbearing age fuels efforts toward mandatory fortification of flour with the vitamin

Pregnancy is a great time to be alive: A woman is nurturing life in her womb, and the unborn baby’s well-being totally depends on her. However, the U.K.’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) found that more than 90 percent of the women of childbearing age lack folate, a requirement for preventing birth defects and having healthy babies. Because of … Continue reading Widespread folate deficiency in women of childbearing age fuels efforts toward mandatory fortification of flour with the vitamin

The Link Between B-12, Brain Function, and Memory

Source: The Link Between B-12, Brain Function, and Memory by Dr. Edward Group Due to vitamin B-12’s association with energy metabolism, you might wonder what purpose it serves in your brain’s health and memory. There are a few complex roles that this B vitamin participates in—beyond releasing energy—that play a role in neurological function. This article will … Continue reading The Link Between B-12, Brain Function, and Memory

B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Past studies … Continue reading B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

Is Biotin the Answer for Hair Growth?

Source: Is Biotin the Answer for Hair Growth? by Dr. Edward Group  Like other B vitamins, biotin is an essential nutrient that’s almost inexplicably important. It helps the body break down proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.[1] It is a cofactor in many enzyme-driven metabolic reactions.[2] And, because biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss (and other effects like … Continue reading Is Biotin the Answer for Hair Growth?

Top Foods High in Biotin

Source: Top Foods High in Biotin by Dr. Edward Group Biotin is a water-soluble, B-complex vitamin. It’s found in all living cells and is essential for cellular metabolism.[1] Biotin is also known as vitamin H, coenzyme R, and vitamin B7. Confusingly, it is also sometimes called vitamin B8, but this is unofficial and relatively uncommon (B8 … Continue reading Top Foods High in Biotin

Kick the migraine headache drug habit – Use foods, spices, home remedies for migraine headache relief

If you're wondering how do you get headaches, look no further than your diet. Although migraine headache causes may be varied, treatment for symptoms in people with headaches can be easily accomplished merely by changing your diet and including medicinal foods, spices, and a few home remedies.A large number of migraine headaches originate with what … Continue reading Kick the migraine headache drug habit – Use foods, spices, home remedies for migraine headache relief