How B Vitamins Improve Brain Health, Cognition, Psychiatric Problems and Mood Disorders

By Dr. Mercola

It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for your brain health, but other nutrients such as vitamins are also necessary for cognition and the prevention of neurological disease and mental disorders.

Psychiatry typically relies on drugs as a first line of treatment, but even more severe psychiatric problems have been shown to benefit greatly from nutritional interventions.

One nutritional deficiency in particular that has the potential to wreak havoc on your psyche is niacin (vitamin B3). Continue reading

CoQ10 — A Nutritional Powerhouse for Mitochondrial Health

According to the industry publication New Hope, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and the reduced version, ubiquinol, are among the most popular supplements for mitochondrial health.  Between 2000 and 2016, the number of Americans using CoQ10 increased from an estimated 2 million to 24 million, and the number of brands featuring CoQ10 has increased from 18 brands to 125.  This rapid growth suggests people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of mitochondrial health, which is really great news.

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B Vitamins – The Who and What

by Al Sears, M.D.

About 25 years ago, I developed a phrase to help my fellow medical students remember the names for all the B vitamins. I still use this to teach nutrition today: “Teddy Roosevelt Never Painted Pyramids Blue in Fancy Clothes.” It contains the first letter of all the B vitamins in numerical order. (The missing numbers are compounds researchers thought were vitamins but turned out to be non-essential.) See Below: Continue reading

Three Simple Nutrients for Migraine Relief‏

By Al Sears, MD

Did you know there are a few simple nutrients that you can take to help you get rid of migraines for good? If you or a loved one suffers from migraines, you know that most people pop a pill and sleep the pain away in a dark room.  And many of them deal with terrible side effects like hallucinations, weight gain, ulcers, seizures, confusion, dizziness, and nausea because they don’t know there are any safer alternatives.

But the good news is that you can take just three simple nutrients and find relief from migraines right away. Continue reading