Category Archives: Vitamin B

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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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

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Vitamin B12 and Cognitive Performance

Evidence suggests that poor diet is a contributory factor in the development of not only poor cognitive function, but also age-related memory decline and dementia. Low levels of B vitamins have been linked to a number of cognitive problems, and … Continue reading

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B Vitamin and Fish Oils: Brain Protection?

It is often assumed that cognitive decline is a normal part of ageing, and to some extent this is true. However, the decline if often exaggerated considerably by poor diet and Western lifestyle habits. Evidence from populations that eat high … Continue reading

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