Archive for the ‘Vitamin B’ Category
Contribution of elements as beneficial antioxidants that are for our cells.
The beer contains B vitamins and essential minerals (some of which is related to the prevention of osteoporosis). Image
Strengthening the immune system, preventing the incidence of infectious diseases.
Reducing the risk of cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction.
It should be borne in mind that moderate beer consumption does not affect body weight, as against what had been thinking, beer is not fattening. Weight gain is related to lifestyle as a whole and the power of each person, but not by the reasonable consumption of beer.
Vitamin B12 is one of the eight most important vitamin B complex and is found mainly in meat, fish and dairy products, although vegetarians may be obtained from algae such as Spirulina.
According to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that meat contains one of the highest levels of the vitamin, but it is absorbed by the body when consumed.
Researchers at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen, Norway, has found higher levels of bioavailable Vitamin B12 is found in milk, which despite having lower concentrations than the flesh is much better understood.
Vitamin B12 is necessary for growth, repair and overall health, so it must be present in any type of diet, but their natural sources for obtaining further found in animal products, so vegetarians should pay special attention to get it from other sources.
For lacto-ovo-vegetarians do not have major problems that is present in dairy products and eggs, so do not suffer the same shortcomings, but a problem in other forms of strict vegetarianism, where these products not consumed.
So in place of meat as a source of production, vitamin B12 is found in milk, cheese, eggs, fortified yeast extracts, fortified cereals and fortified soy products.
Do we need vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is found only in foods of animal origin who have a vegan diet need to consume vitamin supplements for preventing diseases that are caused by their absence.
The required daily dose of vitamin B12 is 2.4 mcg per day.
* The lack of vitamin B12 prevents the iron from being absorbed which can cause anemia.
* Cobalamin deficiency causes nervous disorders, irritability, insomnia, depression, loss of memory, reasoning difficulties, including severe mental illness.
* Tingling in the arms or legs, or numbness can also be caused by lack of vitamin B12. Read the rest of this entry »
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women who take multivitamins before and during pregnancy reduced the chance of the baby developing certain types of tumors in childhood, researchers say.
The team led by G. Koren, of the University of Toronto, conducted a review of a large number of studies and found that taking a multivitamin before and during early pregnancy reduced by 36 percent the risk of childhood leukemia.
The prenatal vitamin supplement consumption was also associated with a 47 percent lower risk of developing neuroblastoma, a malignant tumor that grows in the nerve tissue, and a 27 percent lower risk of childhood brain tumors
It is unlikely that any insurance company will offer a better protection of life or insurance, as is the daily intake of vitamins in pregnant women. When the baby is still in the uterus and could not directly obtain the multivitamin for children, are important additions to its mother is taking.
However, it appears that most couples neglect the importance of food through prenatal multivitamins in not knowing that it is important for the baby growing inside. Read the rest of this entry »
Thiamine or vitamin B1 is a water soluble vitamin found in foods such as cereals, legumes, nuts, and meats. Vitamin B1 deficiency causes beriberi and, during pregnancy and other diseases can cause peripheral neuritis. Besides, being used to prevent deficiency states, thiamine is beneficial in the treatment of certain metabolic disorders associated with acute necrotizing encephalomyopathy, the aminoacidopathies of the BCAAs or lactic acidosis associated with deficiency of pyruvate carboxylase.
Mechanism of action: Thiamine combines with adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the liver, kidneys and leukocytes to form thiamin diphosphate. The DIPHOSPHATE thiamine acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of carbohydrates, transcetolación reactions and the use of hexose. Without some adequate amounts of thiamine, pyruvic acid is incapable of becoming acetyl-CoA and therefore it can not enter the Krebs cycle. The accumulation of pyruvic acid in blood and its conversion into lactic acid has responsible for lactic acidosis that develops in vitamin B1 deficiency. Vitamin B1 is also expressed as a nonspecific syndrome characterized by malaise, headache, myalgia and nausea, and cardiac mafinestaciones (peripheral vasodilation, edema and ventricular failure) and neurologic (neuropathy, ataxia, retrograde amnesia, poor concentration, etc). Read the rest of this entry »