Category Archives: Vitamin B

Nutritional Supplements for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive behaviour. A number of supplements have been investigated as possible treatments for this disorder, and many have been found to be beneficial. Here is a list of some of … Continue reading

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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

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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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

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B Vitamins for Mood?

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Can B Vitamins Improve Mood?

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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

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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

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The Absorption of Natural Folates

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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

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