Dr. David Brownstein, M.D., is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. He is editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Vitamin B12 and Brain Function

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 10:23 AM

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Vitamin B12 is necessary for proper brain function. Sadly, vitamin B12 deficiency is occurring in increasing numbers in our country, partially due to the fact that our food supply is woefully deficient in vitamins and minerals.
 
Recent studies have correlated declines in B12 with memory problems and a decline in brain volume. I have seen many children and adults diagnosed with ADHD significantly improve their brain function with vitamin B12.
 
For children, sublingual doses of natural vitamin B12 are adequate — either hydroxy- or methylcobalamine are adequate. For adults, the same forms of B12 in injection form are more effective.

More information about vitamin B12 can be found in my book, Vitamin B12 for Health.

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