Debate Over Vitamin B Rages On
Australian researchers have concluded that vitamin B does not slow cognitive decline in individuals who have endured a stroke, which is contrary to what many previously believed. Vitamin B can reduce levels of the amino acid, homocysteine, which can slow the mind when it is present in high levels in the blood stream. However, as reported at Daily RX, this does not seem to help keep the brain sharper for longer.
There are a number of other studies, including one presented just this month to the American Stroke Society’s International Conference, that state that B-12 can slow cognitive decline. Obviously, more research is needed to make a definitive decision about the benefits of vitamin B in relation to mental health. For now, wouldn’t you rather take it and not need it, than not take it and need it?