A single multivitamin supplement daily. That makes things simple! Not everyone likes to take a lot of pills, but using a daily multivitamin supplement makes a lot of sense. It’s basic and beneficial, especially in terms of getting B vitamins which are reported to help with cognitive decline and memory in older folks. Nutrition is important. Moriarty Chiropractic encourages our Nashua chiropractic patients to show us their daily multivitamin to ensure that it has all the proper minerals and vitamins!
Multivitamin supplementation may be quite minimal and easy and yet quite effective. A new systematic review of research literature on the effects of high-dose, B-complex multivitamin supplementation showed backing the benefit of such supplementation in healthy and at-risk participants in terms of mental (like sensed stress, concentration, overall mental health, decreased anxiety), physical, and energy outcomes. (1) Daily multivitamin use compared with placebo enhanced older adults’ memory. At one-year follow-up, older multivitamin users showed significantly superior immediate recall. The researchers estimated that this multivitamin use improved memory performance by the equivalent of 3.1 years of aged-related memory alteration. That is a worthwhile change! Additionally, the researchers reported that participants still used the multivitamins routinely: 94.4% at 6 months and 91.8% at 1 year. That’s pretty good! It’s essential to take the multivitamin on a daily basis to get the most benefit. Blood samples that were obtained in a subset of participants showed rises in folate, vitamin B12 and serum 25(OH) vitamin D. One of the study’s co-authors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston said that “multivitamin supplementation holds promise as a safe, accessible, and affordable approach to protecting cognitive health in older adults.” Outcomes for participants with a history of cardiovascular disease were greater than those who didn’t. (2) Another study showed similar outcomes that taking a multivitamin for 3 years increased episodic memory, global cognition, and executive function in older adults. Those with cardiovascular disease seemed to benefit more than those who didn’t have that. (3) This is promising for those with cardiovascular disease to make a daily routine of taking a multivitamin with B vitamins! Moriarty Chiropractic and you will have a talk at your next Nashua chiropractic appointment about your cognition, your age, your multivitamin supplement routine, your multivitamin quality, and the advantages of multivitamin supplementation for you!
WHAT’S WITH B VITAMINS?
The body utilizes B vitamins to make new cells, especially red blood cells. B9 is folate, the natural form of B9 (as opposed to the synthetic version known as folic acid) the body can use in circulation. Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) is a water-soluble type of natural B9 folate. Look for these. A good multivitamin with the B vitamins may be your friend! We can talk about yours.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the important role of B vitamins in a specific spinal condition known as myelopathy and its neck and arm pain that may be treated with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Nashua chiropractic appointment today. We’ll discuss how just one multivitamin a day can benefit you in so many ways like with your memory and cognition.