Vitamin B May Protect Against Alzheimer’s and More

The reference by Dr. Mercola (link is below) talks about homocysteine being lowered in the body in the presence of vitamin B.  I was interested in forwarding this as homecysteine has also always been associated with heart disease and more and now with Alzheimers.

Why?  The body needs cysteine.  It is vital to making Glutathione. Go to the link if you want to know more about Glutathione, the body’s master anti-oxidant).

Homeocysteine is part of a reaction in the body and is supposed to convert to cysteine.  But it needs B vitamins to convert.   Thus the need for the B vitamins.

Here is what the article is about:

B vitamins may slow brain shrinkage by as much as seven-fold in brain regions specifically known to be most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

High levels of the amino acid homocysteine are linked to brain shrinkage and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s; B vitamins are known to suppress homocysteine

Among participants taking high doses of folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, blood levels of homocysteine were lowered as was the associated brain shrinkage – by up to 90 percent

Here is the full article:

B Vitamins and Alzheimer’s

What is the Body’s Master Anti-Oxidant?

This is a great subject.   When you body has to make new cells as the old ones are dying, what kind of new cell will it make?    It can make a prefect replica and make a strong healthy cell, or it can make an imperfect cell.  If the body had all the ingredients it needed, would it make a perfect cell?

One of the things a body can easily be deficient in, is Glutathione.  Do you know what that is?  Do you know how it can effect your health, or how fast you age?

Glutathione:  The Body’s Master Anti-Oxidant