Month: June 2009

Vitamin B-12Vitamin B-12

There are many vitamin b-12 supplements on the market, and people always wonder which supplement is right for them. I read in a wellness article how to determine which B12 vitamin is the best for you.

In order to keep the integrity of the author’s answer, I’ve decided to post the majority of the answer below. The title of the article was Need for Vitamin B-12.

Start of Article: Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient: You cannot thrive without it. You need Vitamin B-12 to make healthy blood, healthy nerves and a healthy brain. Vitamin B-12 insufficiency is implicated in a number of common conditions: from allergies and ADHD to bipolar disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. Along with iron and Vitamin C, Vitamin B-12 is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies among seniors. You may actually be protected from a shrinking brain with healthy levels of Vitamin B-12.

There are three ways of looking at “need” in Vitamin B-12:

  1. Disease. If your blood levels are low in B-12 you may be diagnosed with a medical condition called pernicious anemia. This is a serious health condition that is often caused by the inability to properly absorb B-12.
  2. Complete B-12 metabolism. Is the B-12 you are taking doing what it is supposed to do? If so, your homocysteine levels will be low. If not, your homocysteine levels will be high – even though your blood levels of B-12 are also high. B-12 along with folate, Vitamin B-6 and biotin are still needed as long as homocysteine levels are too high.
  3. How you feel. Are you mentally sluggish? Do you feel better when you take B-12? If so, you can continue to take B-12 simply to feel better because there is no toxicity associated with taking B-12.

Types of B-12

Vitamin B-12 is made from the mineral cobalt by beneficial bacterial in the soil and inside living organisms. When scientists make Vitamin B-12 for use in supplements, it is done in the same way. The “parent” form of B-12 is cyanocobalamine (cyan- means blue: the color of cobalt). Cyanocobalamine nourishes your entire body, and your liver uses cyanocobalamine to make other forms of Vitamin B-12. One of the major “children” of cyanocobalamine is methylcobalamine. Methyl-B12 is used in detoxification, especially homocysteine detoxification.

There are many other types of B-12. However, as long as you have cyanocobalamine, your body will make the other types as it needs them. The exception to this rule occurs when a person has been poisoned with toxins such as mercury and lead or when a genetic imbalance prevents them from completely converting B-12.

The type of B-12 for you

Most people over 30 need to take a B-12 supplement. The only certain way to get B-12 into your system quickly (besides injecting it) is to absorb it sublingually, under your tongue. Even people under 30 may take B-12 if they feel stressed, suffer from allergies or asthma, are sad, blue or tired. Vitamin B-12 is also helpful in people with ADHD and other nervous disorders – not as a medical treatment, but as a support for healthy blood, nerves and brain.

A sublingual B-12 is awesome in these circumstances. Or you may want to step up to a super sublingual B-12 which is faster-acting and longer-lasting – with three times the Vitamin B-12. If your homocysteine levels are high, or if you have a family history of heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, or Alzheimer’s disease, HCY Guard may be best for you.

This should help you see the need for Vitamin B-12 as well as give you the tools you need to decide which one(s) you need!

One thing you can do, is take control of your health. It’s something you can decide to do. It’s your decision! End of Article.

According to the article, you should use Sublingual B-12 or Super Sublingual B-12 if:

  • You are over 30
  • You have any type of digestion issue
  • You have low energy
  • You have poor moods
  • You need to improve your memory

And he suggests that you should use HCY Guard if:

  • You have elevated levels of homocysteine
  • You are exposed to environmental toxins
  • You have low kidney function
  • You need detoxification

To learn more about TriVita’s® Sublingual Vitamin B-12, go to My TriVita Product Site. There are additional links and plenty of information on all of the TriVita® products.

Jeffrey Sloe
TriVita Independent Business Owner, 12871028
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Vitamin DVitamin D

Vitamin D is found in many dietary sources such as fish, eggs, fortified milk, and cod liver oil. The sun also contributes significantly to the daily production of vitamin D, and as little as 10 minutes of exposure is thought to be enough to prevent deficiencies.

The major biologic function of vitamin D is to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium, helping to form and maintain strong bones. Recently, research also suggests vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer, and several autoimmune diseases.[1]

In a recent study, a team of European researchers has demonstrated that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with improved cognitive function in middle-aged and older men.

The study compared the cognitive performance of more than 3,000 men aged 40 to 79 years, and found that those with higher levels of vitamin D performed consistently better in a test that assesses an individual’s attention and speed of information processing.

The experiment took into account factors such as depression, season and levels of physical activity.

“Previous studies exploring the relationship … produced inconsistent findings, but we observed a significant, independent association between a slower information processing speed and lower levels of vitamin D,” says lead author Dr. David Lee from the University of Manchester School of Translational Medicine.[2]

Since vitamin D is primarily synthesized in the skin following sun exposure, and not many people get enough exposure to sunlight on a daily basis, and because of our fast paced lifestyle, nutritional supplements may be the best means to receive this all important vitamin.

Some of the better vitamin D supplements on the market provide multiple forms of chelated calcium, bone-fortifying vitamins and minerals, 100% RDI of Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin D, within Chlorophyll-coated tablets that protect the valuable nutrients, and which are time-releasing for optimal absorption.

To learn more about vitamin D and the effects it has on your body, contact me, or you can find Vitamin D and other great supplements at My TriVita Business Site.


Weight LossWeight Loss

The faster your metabolism runs, the more calories you burn. The more you burn, the easier it is to drop pounds. And get this – you can make your metabolism work harder, a lot harder, 24 hours a day.

Getting your metabolism to work at a higher degree is just part of the weight loss process. However, it’s what most nutrition experts say is the fastest way to lose those unwanted pounds.

A weight loss system (WLS) that I’ve written about before helps you increase your metabolism. The WSL capsules are made with nutrients – not stimulants – that promote lean body mass while helping reduce body fat. These fat-burning capsules help you avoid storing carbs and sugar as fat, while reducing food cravings.

“You have a huge amount of control over your metabolic rate,” says John Berardi, Ph.D., C.S.C.S., author of The Metabolism Advantage. “You can’t affect how many calories it takes to keep your heart beating, but you can burn an extra 500 to 600 calories a day by exercising properly and eating right.” And by making a few changes to your routine. [1]

There are approximately 50 million Americans who go on diets each year – yet only 5 percent keep the weight they lose off. Many people trying to lose weight continually struggle to find an effective weight loss method. Unfortunately, there is no magic wand someone can use to lose weight and/or to keep the weight off. Some experts say that the only proven way to lose weight and keep it off is by making permanent lifestyle changes. You must eat healthier, watch portion sizes and be active.

As part of your lifestyle change, I suggest trying three step system to weight loss. The WLS capsules are no ordinary “diet pills.” They are clinically proven to help reduce body weight and fat and are made with natural, stimulant-free ingredients, and have a fat burning accelerator (FBA).

Fat is really just stored energy. When you consume more energy – in the form of food – than your body can use, it is stored as fat. There are about 3,500 calories of energy stored in every pound of excess fat. The nutrients in this fat burning accelerator targets this stored energy and releases it.

The FBA liberates fat from your diet and your fat cells, and prepares it to be used as energy. Nutrients break down the fats into packets of fuel in your bloodstream and help your cells receive this fuel. Once the fuel enters your cells, it is burned and its energy is released.

Those WLS capsules do much more than convert fat to energy. They also help:

  • Limit cortisol production – the stress-caused hormone that can lead to belly fat
  • Control appetite by minimizing sweets and carb cravings
  • Use the carbs and sugar you consume as energy, rather than storing them as fat, which helps with blood sugar balance

Plus, those WSL capsules are convenient and easy to use. Simply take the capsules with meals or as a healthy snack.

To learn more about this 3 part weight loss system, contact me.

Find weight loss supplements and other great supplements at My TriVita Business Site.