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The Complete Herbal Guide / Posts tagged "VITAMINS"

6 Vitamins & Supplements for Migraine Relief and Prevention

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 300 million people worldwide suffer from migraines. It’s estimated that nearly 20 million people experience a migraine every day. But, the reason for that migraine could be in your diet. A new preliminarily study by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center found that a good amount of children, teens and young adults who experienced migraines had vitamin D, riboflavin, and coenzyme Q10 deficiencies. Coenzyme Q10 is a natural antioxidant that is similar to a vitamin and can be found in every cell. It helps produce energy to maintain cell growth.Suzanne Hagler, MD was the lead author of the study. She presented the finding at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society in June 2016. Hagler and her colleagues studied blood samples of 7,420...


Are Vitamins Actually Good for You? {Including Infographic}

Yes, it is a trick question. But before you reach for your vitamin supplements, read this article. Vitamins are not just good for your body, they are crucial nutrients. Without them, your body could develop a number of deficiencies; we are thought this as early as elementary school. But just in case you hated your science teacher, here’s another opportunity to get a lesson on what vitamins are and what their lack can mean for you and your body. Vitamins are a highly important part of your diet—although necessary only in little quantities—they help your body function properly. Although they do not provide energy like the big guys—carbs, fats, and protein—a consistent absence of them in your diet can cause your body to act up. While discussing...


Top 10 Foods Highest In Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

Thiamine also is known as vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin commonly found in most foods.Like most of the B-vitamins, thiamine plays a role in how our body uses energy from food and is vital for cellular function.Thiamine specifically helps the body convert carbohydrates to energy which is important for metabolism, focus, and strength.Thiamine B1 deficiency is caused by consuming a diet low in animals products and overconsumption of alcohol.The most common vitamin B1 deficiency symptoms include:Chronic fatigue Gut issues Muscle wasting Neurological degenerationIt also plays a role in healthy liver function and is needed for healthy skin, eyes, hair, and nails. Most foods are a good source of thiamine. The RDA for thiamine is 1.2 mg/day for men and 1.1 mg/day for women....


Can A Lack Of B12 Really Make You Depressed?

By KATE ASHFORD As vitamins go, B12 is an important one. It's essential for nerve and blood cells and helps make DNA. It also staves off a form of anemia that can cause weakness and fatigue.If you aren't getting enough, you can experience a medley of problems, from constipation to loss of appetite to trouble concentrating. A recent medical journal article even suggests that a vitamin B12 deficiency may have been the cause of Mary Todd Lincoln's psychiatric and physical issues, which included a sore mouth and delusions. But can a shortage of B12 really contribute to depression? In a way, yes."Low levels will worsen the symptoms of depression" because you need B vitamins to produce and metabolize the mood chemical serotonin, says Joseph Feuerstein, MD, an...