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Vitamins deficiency in elderly people is very common. Taking lots of medication may affect somehow the levels of B-6 in our body, as well as suffering from some conditions helps to the deficiency of vitamins in our organ.
Vitamins are so important for our body. Vitamin B-1, or thiamine, helps our body transform food into
energy. Our brain depends on vitamin B-1 to metabolize glucose and to keep the nervous system
healthy and working properly. Thiamin cannot be stored in our body, so we need it from our daily
Vitamin B-6 allows the body to use and save energy from protein and carbohydrates in food. Vitamin B-6 is also known as pyridoxine, has 6 compounds working with the liver in order to actives enzymes responsible for producing energy, neurotransmitters, red blood cells and white blood cells that support the immune system.
This is why having a good feeding every day is so important. We need to provide our body all needed vitamins for it to maintain healthily.
Some of the benefits in elderly people are:
Reduce symptoms of depression
Vitamin B-6 produces serotonin, which is a chemical that affects mood. If the serotonin is low there is more chance of suffering from depression, some medication help raise levels of serotonin and some studies show B-6 may improve the level of serotonin.
Taking thiamine or B-1 helps improve metabolic disorders associated with genetic diseases, including Leigh’s disease, maple syrup urine disease, among others.
Help relief Rheumatoid Arthritis (RS)
It is said that chronic inflammation is related to low levels of B-6 and at the same time with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), so taking B-6 may help relief this condition.
Studies have shown possible effects of high thiamine intake as part of the diet being associated with a reduced risk of developing cataracts.
B-1 and B-6 can be found in meals as:
Legumes, vegetables, cereals, roasted ham, peas and beans such as navy, black, pinto, lima and kidney beans, fresh and dried fruit, eggs, pork chops wholegrain bread, liver, tuna, salmon, brown rice, poultry, beef, potatoes, bread, spinach, soya beans, lentils, peanuts, milk, potatoes and bananas are all good sources.
It is not known if this product interacts with any medicines. However, always talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.