B-100 Hi Potency Complex 180 Capsules
B-100 Vitamin B Complex Caps are a blend of key B vitamins combined with other nutritional factors for enhanced synergism. formula provides recommended potencies of the most important B vitamins and is designed to supply a body’s required daily intake in one complete capsule. Large doses of B-vitamins could slow the cognitive decline in older people that is the precursor to dementias such as Alzheimers according to a recent study.
Speaking at the British Science Festival in Bradford, Celeste de Jager, a neuropsychologist at Oxford University, said that taking vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid in medicinal quantities reduced the overall shrinkage of a person's brain by 30% over the course of the two-year study.
Her work, published recently in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, was carried out on 270 men and women over 70 who had mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that affects one in six elderly people and which can interfere with memory, language and other mental functions. About half of the people with MCI go on to develop Alzheimer's within five years of the initial diagnosis.
Taking B vitamins and folic acid is known to control the levels of an amino acid called homocysteine in the blood. High levels of this chemical can damage blood vessels and are associated with increased risk of dementia.
High homocysteine is a known risk factor for cognitive decline in the elderly and Alzheimer's disease and also for other kinds of dementia like vascular dementia," said de Jager. "It can be damaging to the endothelial lining of the blood cells. It also binds to receptors in the brain that are on the neurons and it seems to contribute the atrophy that's associated with Alzheimer's."
The .elderly are more susceptible to this effect of high homocysteine, she added, because levels rise with older age, possibly due to poorer absorption of B vitamins in diet as people age.
Vitamin B Complex