Article link: B Vitamins review article
So this article mainly focuses on B vitamins and their relation to cognitive performance in older adults, but it does dabble into how B vitamins are necessary for all individuals for a healthy central nervous system. I do admit this article is a pretty loaded with scientific jargon, but if you go down to the tables it gives a lot of summaries about the findings during various types of research using B vitamins. There is also a general summary which simplifies the various findings talked about throughout the article. B vitamins include B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B5 (Pantothenic acid), B6 (Pyrodoxine), B7 (Biotin), B9 (Folic acid) and B12 (cobalamin). Copy and paste into your web browser: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/vitamin_b?open to get a really nice description on the different functions and physiological effects that each B vitamin has within the body, as well as examples of foods that are good sources of B vitamins. B vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of many biochemical pathways within the body, but always remember that total health comes from a balanced diet, exercise, sleep and inner happiness. Thanks for reading, and be aware and eat with care 🙂
Article: Calvaresi, E, & Bryan, J 2001, \’B vitamins, cognition, and aging: a review\’, The Journals Of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences And Social Sciences, 56, 6, pp. P327-P339, MEDLINE Complete, EBSCOhost, viewed 11 July 2015.
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