Category Archives: Vitamin B

B Vitamins for Mood

A number of B vitamins are required for energy production. In this role, certain B vitamins can act as cofactors to a number of energy producing pathways in cells, and are therefore essential to cellular energy production. B vitamins also … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin B | Comments Off on B Vitamins for Mood

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Posted in Anxiety, Borage (Echium amoenum), Curcumin, Depression, Folate, L-glycine, Milk Thistle, Mood, Myoinositol, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC), Selenium, St John's Wort, Valerian, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Zinc | Comments Off on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Magnesium and Vitamin B6 to Treat Mild Anxiety?

Studies have observed that magnesium deficiency may be a causative factor in the development of mood disorders, particularly anxiety. One of the main mechanisms by which magnesium may benefit anxiety is through its ability to counter neuromuscular excitability. Vitamin B6 … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Magnesium, Mood, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B | Comments Off on Magnesium and Vitamin B6 to Treat Mild Anxiety?

B Vitamins for Mood?

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin B | Comments Off on B Vitamins for Mood?

Can B Vitamins Improve Mood?

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin B | Comments Off on Can B Vitamins Improve Mood?

Unmetabolised Folic Acid: Implications for Health

Folates are a group of vitamins that belong to the B vitamin group. Folic acid is a synthetic form of natural folates, but both folic acid and folates share the same vitamin activity. However, metabolism and absorption of folic acid … Continue reading

Posted in Folate, Vitamin B | Comments Off on Unmetabolised Folic Acid: Implications for Health

More On The Structure of Folates

Folic acid is chemically named N-[4-(2-amino-4-hydroxy pteroyl-(6-methylamino)-benzoyl]- L-glutaric acid or pteroylglutamic acid (PGA). Folic acid belongs to the B vitamin group of vitamins and is sometimes called vitamin B9, vitamin B11, vitamin M or folacin. The chemical structure of folic … Continue reading

Posted in Folate, Vitamin B | Comments Off on More On The Structure of Folates

The Absorption of Natural Folates

Posted in Folate, Vitamin B | Comments Off on The Absorption of Natural Folates

The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

Posted in Antioxidant, Carbohydrate, Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Micronutrients, Mushrooms, Polyphenols, Protein, Tocopherols, Trace Minerals, Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Vitamin E | Comments Off on The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Vitamin B6 and Cardiovascular Disease: Lanthionine and Homolanthionine

Vitamin B6 deficiency is associated with cardiovascular disease. In some studies this has been shown to be related to the role of vitamin B6 in the metabolism of homocysteine. In short, vitamin B6 is required for the metabolism of homocysteine … Continue reading

Posted in Cardiovascular Disease, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B | Comments Off on Vitamin B6 and Cardiovascular Disease: Lanthionine and Homolanthionine