B VITAMINS ARE A NUTRIENT-RELATED family that works as a team. Nine B
vitamins form a balanced complex to help keep the body functioning
properly. Together they support metabolism, help increase energy,
maintain healthy skin, hair and muscle tone, and enhance immune and
nervous system function. *
Multiple Functions of B Vitamins
Science has proven the brain needs B vitamins to function correctly
and the heart needs B vitamins to stay healthy. In fact, just about
every organ and process within the body requires at least one form
of B vitamin.
All of the B vitamins play a role in metabolism, while some also
protect the nervous system. Vitamins B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (cobalamin)
and folic acid (B9) are especially known to influence neural functioning.
B12 Plays Important Role in Memory
B12 appears to protect the brain against age-related problems. A lack
of B12 most often occurs among older adults because the bodyís ability
to absorb it from food declines with age.
Research shows promise that large doses of B6, B12 and folate given
for two years slow progression of mild cognitive impairment in the
What role do the low levels of vitamin B12 that are common among the
elderly actually play in memory loss? Finnish researchers tracked 271
people ages 65 to 79 for seven years and discovered supplementation
with B12 reduced the risk of developing Alzheimerís for most of the
Folic acid supplements may help prevent the neurologic deterioration
that occurs in Parkinsonís disease. Brazilian scientists find that
homocysteine levels are 30 percent higher in Parkinsonís patients
than in controls, and folic acid deficiency is the major determinant
of that increase. *
Low blood levels of B6, B12 and folate also are linked to depression
in people of all ages. A large study in Spain linked the prevalence
of depression with low folate intake among men who smoke and among men
with low anxiety levels. Among women, depression manifested in those
with low B12 intake. *
Even among healthy males in the prime of life, a high-dose B- complex
vitamin and mineral supplement may have cognitive and mood benefits.
In a randomized, double-blind trial, most men who got the supplement
for 33 days rated themselves less subject to stress and did better
on a range of tests assessing mood, mental well-being and cognitive
performance during intense mental processing. The vitamins may protect
against mental fatigue in tasks requiring high levels of attention
and executive control
ALTRUM High Potency B-Complex Formulas
- One of the Ultra Multis: Ultra Multi (DNU), A.J.ís Ultra Multi (DWI)
- Daily Nutritional Support (DNS)
- Stress Management System (VB010)
ALTRUM Ultra Multis contain a full supplemental amount of vitamin B-complex
when taking the full, six-tablets of multis daily.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.