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NEWS & RESEARCH

VITAMIN B1 & COVID-19
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LONG COVID & VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY- STUDY SUGGESTS LIKELY LINKS

Food for the Brain link to cognitive test
Head silhouette with B vitamins in brain

Low B vitamin status is known to be a risk factor for dementia.

 

Less than 1% of Alzheimer’s is caused by genes. It is a preventable, but not reversible disease.

 

From middle age it is possible to predict who is heading for dementia and, most importantly, what simple changes to diet and lifestyle prevent that from happening. The very same prevention steps can also protect you from many other avoidable diseases. Take this free online COGNITIVE FUNCTION TEST to find out how to dementia-proof your diet and lifestyle.

"Considerable morbidity is attributed to ‘long-COVID’ – an increasingly recognized complication of infection. Its diverse symptoms are reminiscent of vitamin B12 deficiency, a condition in which methylation status is compromised."


Taking part in this study you can:

  • Find out where you are on the cognitive function scale

  • Learn the most important dietary and lifestyle actions you can take to reduce your risks

  • Take control of your mental wellbeing

  • Contribute to the Food for the Brain research process

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COVID-19 & B12 WHAT THE WHO ARE SAYING

"The link between immunity and nourishment is clearly known and special attention is being given to its role in the COVID-19 disease Vitamin B12 is one of the dietary requirements necessary in the treatment of coronavirus patients"

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RESEARCH

The link between inherited Parkinson's disease and vitamin B12

Spanish research carried out by University of the Basque Country shows that Adenosylcobalamin "acts as an inhibitor of the kinase activity of LRRK2", the enzyme known to be affected by gene mutations in the inherited forms of Parkinson's disease.

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Nobel Laureates awarded for their work with vitamin B12

The essential role that nutrients play in our everyday lives has been known for centuries, with Nobel prizes in Physiology or Medicine, for their work with vitamins, being awarded in 1934 to George Hoyt Whipple, George Richards Minot and William Parry Murphy, and in 1965 to Robert Burns Woodward, in 1957 to Lord (Alexander R.) Todd, then in 1964 to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. Yet the realities of B12 deficiencies are still very much misunderstood.

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OUR CHARITY'S LETTER TO GOVERNMENTS RE:

Withdrawal of vitamin B12 injections for patients during Covid-19 crisis

Archived Documents & Files

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SCIENCE DIRECT -

"COVID-19...Is vitamin B12 deficiency an accomplice?"

"This review shows that B12 deficiency associates in multiple areas very similar to where COVID-19 exerts its damaging effects..."

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NHS

HEALTH RESEARCH AUTHORITY

"Vitamin D and B12 Levels – a Clue to Severity of Respiratory COVID-19"

"Our hypothesis is, therefore, that vitamin D and/or B12 levels are associated with more severe COVID-19." 

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RESPONSE LETTER TO THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

Retired nurse Hilary Davidson wrote to the BMJ in August 2020 - Read what she says:

"I am writing to the BMJ because I think there is an important subject ignored by doctors in the treatment of Covid-19. The symptoms of post-covid-19 patients are much the same as that of Vitamin B12 deficiency." 

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