Would you like to strengthen and maintain your brain’s functionality? Are you pregnant? Then, these two vitamins are for you!
They are vitamins B9 (folate) and B12, both ‘two of the most essential nutrients for good health’. They both support cellular health, and, when taken together, cell production is encouraged. The unborn baby benefits from these two, as they are ‘key for healthy nervous system development’ and are ‘necessary for DNA formation and replication’.
When we’re out looking for these vitamins, or shopping online, let’s be sure we opt for ‘the most biologically active forms available: methyl folate and methyl B12′. The reason being: it is estimated ‘that at least half of the population has trouble converting folic acid from food into active folate due to a genetic mutation’. Methyl B12, rather than what is found in our regular supplements, is already in the active form, so, no converting would be necessary for our body to be able to utilize this essential nutrient.
When joined together, methyl B12 and folate reduce homocysteine (an amino acid) levels in the blood which, ‘prevents damage to arteries, and the body uses methionine to synthesize S-adenosylmethionine (say that 5 times), or SAMe, which supports DNA and neurotransmitter function, helping to support a healthy mood’ (which, is always helpful ;).
Both methyl B12 and folate also play significant roles in healthy brain aging. Research shows that low levels of these nutrients can lead to a ‘more rapid deterioration in cognitive functions’.
So, needless to say, I’ll be certain to add these two to my daily wellness regimen, in addition to eating the following:
Vitamin B12-rich foods
So, whaddya say, let’s increase our intake of folate and vitamin B12, okay?!
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Root, J. (2017, Issue 1, Vol. 10). Why choose methyl vitamins? healthetimes, 28.