Vitamin B12

Why we include:

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is crucial to the creation and maintenance of myelin, which plays two main roles in your brain – ensuring signals are transmitted between existing nerves and helping you commit knowledge and skills to memory. B12 is also involved in the growth of red blood cells and chemical conversions needed to support healthy DNA.

A study released via Frontiers in Neurology found that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease have significantly lower levels of B12, suggesting that the vitamin helps prevent neurological decline. Additional research demonstrates the vegetarians and vegans often struggle to get sufficient B12 through their diet, and so might benefit from daily supplementation.