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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The #1 Vitamin Deficiency Damaging Your Brain

A special message from Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief
of the Live In The Now newsletter:
The Hidden Deficiency Zapping
Your Energy and Brainpower
Sadly, this affects 1 in 2 older adults. Are you one of them?

Dear Health Conscious Reader,

Unfortunately, many of us are familiar with the hallmark signs of aging: declining strength and energy, brain fog and "senior moments," irritability, difficulty sleeping, hearing and vision loss...the list goes on and on. Most people either accept these things as "just part of getting older," or take whatever drugs their doctors prescribe in the hopes of feeling better. But guess what? I have some shocking news to share with you. These are NOT normal signs of aging.

More often than not, there is a singular, easily remedied vitamin deficiency underlying many of these symptoms, making you feel older than you are! Yet tragically, it frequently goes undetected by doctors until it manifests as a severe neurological disorder, dementia, mental illness, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease, cancer...or worse.1

What I'm talking about here is vitamin B12 deficiency, which sadly, affects nearly 50% of older adults.2 If you've experienced any of the symptoms I described above, it's imperative that you take action NOW before irreversible damage occurs. The good news is that B12 deficiency can be remedied easily, quickly and inexpensively. But don't run out and grab the first bottle of B12 you see - it's crucial that you take the right kind of B12.

Low energy and weakness Memory problems
Confusion or "fuzziness" Irritability and mood swings
Persistent sleep problems Dizziness or lightheadedness
Digestive problems Weak immunity
Hearing and vision loss Tingling in the extremities

My name is Joshua Corn and I am the Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, one of the fastest growing natural health publications in the nation. My passion for natural healing drives me to spread the word about simple, safe and effective health solutions that can dramatically improve your life. Please keep reading to learn more.

What You Need to Know About B12

Vitamin B12 is essential to the very foundation of life itself - it's one of the building blocks your body uses to produce DNA. It also keeps your immune system functioning optimally,3 regulates mood and sleep cycles,4 and is crucial to energy production, which is why it's known as the "energy vitamin."5 It also protects your brain and nervous system by keeping nerves healthy and communicating in an optimal manner.6,7 And emerging research is showing that B12 helps to lower levels of the stress hormone homocysteine,8,9 making it a vital player in maintaining heart and brain health.

Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now newsletter, is a health freedom advocate who's been involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years. He's always been dedicated to promoting health, vitality, longevity and natural living. Josh is currently writing a book on natural remedies and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, organic gardener, animal lover and enjoys "living in the now" with his wife and two sons.

How B12 Protects Your Brain

Cognitive decline is a serious concern for most of us as we get older. Sadly, the statistics are grim - if you live to be 80, your chances of suffering from severe loss of cognitive function are 1 in 2.10 The good news is that getting enough B12 can drastically cut your risk!

Scientists now understand that age-related cognitive decline is linked to a process in the body that involves a decrease in brain mass. That's right, your brain actually shrinks as you age! This reduction in brain mass is directly correlated with loss of memory and cognitive function seen in older individuals.11

Emerging research is showing that being deficient in B12 puts your brain in serious danger, so if you care about your cognitive health, you better be sure that you're getting enough. Recently, a landmark study showed vitamin B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage and declining cognitive scores in older individuals.12 Another study showed that older individuals with higher levels of B12 in their blood had less shrinkage of the brain than counterparts with lower levels. Those with higher B12 blood levels and increased brain size even scored higher on memory and cognitive tests!13

B12 Deficiency: The Silent Epidemic

Recent studies have shown that nearly 1 in 2 older adults have dangerously low levels of B12.14 The older you are, the higher your risk, but younger people aren't exempt from harm. In a shocking recent Tufts University study, researchers found that nearly 1 in 4 people over age 26 are at least borderline deficient in B12 and may already be experiencing symptoms as a result.15

The worst part is that doctors typically misdiagnose B12 deficiency symptoms and then prescribe drugs that do nothing to address the problem, but instead, have plenty of side effects that only serve to make you feel worse! But you can avoid falling into that trap.

Why Are So Many People B12 Deficient?

I learned about B12 deficiency the hard way. When I was a bit younger, I followed a vegetarian diet until I began experiencing some "mystery" symptoms that fit the description of a B12 deficiency. My doctor tried to prescribe me drugs, but luckily, I figured out what the problem was and to how fix it. It's long been known that vegetarians are at increased risk for B12 deficiency, since B12 is only found in red meat and a few other animal foods. But contrary to what some "experts" have said for years, it's not just vegetarians who are at risk.

The reason that the vast majority of people end up B12 deficient has nothing to do with their B12 intake, but rather, their ability to absorb B12 from food. As you get older, the lining of your stomach gradually loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid, which you need to absorb B12 from food. The use of certain drugs can also lower your stomach acid secretion, further hampering B12 absorption.16 This is why with B12 supplements, a sublingual (under the tongue) delivery system - which ensures the B12 goes directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract - is absolutely essential.

B12 Deficiency Can Strike Anyone, But You Are at Higher Risk if You
Are over the age of 45 Take acid-blocking medications
Are a vegan or vegetarian Are or have ever been anemic
Suffer from digestive problems Have low stomach acid
Take certain diabetes drugs Drink alcoholic beverages

WARNING: Some B12 Supplements Contain Cyanide

The form of B12 that you'll find in most B12 products - even the B12 injections your doctor may administer - is cyanocobalamin. Can you guess how this form of B12 gets its name? Cyanocobalamin is comprised of a cyanide molecule attached to a cobalamin (B12) molecule. Cyanide is a toxic poison that the body cannot metabolize, and over time, it can accumulate in brain tissues with disastrous results.17

For reasons I'll never fully understand, way too many B12 supplements on the market today are made with this virtually worthless form of B12. My guess is that these companies are just out to save money at the expense of your health, which is truly a shame.

What you want to take is a supplement made with the methylcobalamin form of B12, which research has shown to be the safest and most effective. Currently, most experts recommend taking a minimum of 1,000 mcg a day of sublingual methylcobalamin. Higher dosages of up to 15,000 mcg per day are sometimes required to bring levels back up to an optimal level and to restore energy, mental function and mood balance. B12 has no known drug interactions and has never shown any adverse or toxic effects in humans, even when given in very large doses.

The B12 Supplement You Should Be Taking

In addition to my work with the Live in the Now newsletter, I own a company called Stop Aging Now, which has been making premium-grade dietary supplements for over 15 years. Working with my Scientific Advisory Board, I created a convenient vitamin B12 formula called MAX-B12™ that is simply superior to anything else out there, and it has become one of our best-selling products.

My goal in creating this formula was to offer a B12 product of superior quality at an amazingly affordable price, so that no one has to suffer the consequences of a B12 deficiency.

I encourage you to shop around do your own research to make sure I'm not shamelessly promoting my own product.

But here's why I am confident that MAX-B12 is simply the best option out there:

  • It's Powerful: Each tiny, pleasant tasting lozenge provides 1,000 mcg of vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin, and each bottle contains 90 lozenges, so you can tailor your dosage to your needs. The general recommendation is for 1,000 mcg - 5,000 mcg per day for maintenance and for up to 15,000 mcg per day to correct a deficiency.
  • It's Fast Acting: A sublingual (under the tongue) delivery system ensures absorption directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive tract, which makes it effective even for those who can't absorb B12 from food. The lozenge quickly dissolves and you'll experience immediate boosts in your energy, mental clarity and mood.
  • It's Safe and Effective: MAX-B12 is made in the USA in an FDA inspected facility using only 100% pure methylcobalamin, the form of B12 that has been shown in research studies to be the safest and most effective form for everyday use.
  • It's Affordable and Risk-Free: This amazing formula is available for as low as $7.95 per bottle for 90 lozenges, which is less than many discount, low quality brands. Plus it ships to you for free, is tax-free and comes with an "any reason" 365-day guarantee. That's right - take it for up to one year, and get a full refund if you don't like it.
I get letters everyday about the amazing benefits of MAX-B12. Here are just a couple of my favorites:
"I have been using B12 for a long time, but wanted to find a product that I could get into my body quickly. This little pink pill dissolves under my tongue and gets me that 'B Boost' I need every day. It's a super product at a value price. I recommend it!"
-Connie M. from Coos Bay, OR
"I take Stop Aging Now's B12 lozenges once a day. It works as good as the shots I received at my doctor's office for a B12 deficiency. This is premium grade and the only one that's worked for me."
-Linda L. from Narrows, VA

I Want to Do More Than Sell You a Bottle

I honestly want this product to help feel better, more energized and mentally sharp. But I'm sure you've heard many promises before, which is why our MAX-B12 comes with a 365-day return policy. That's right...try it for up to a year and if it doesn't work, it's FREE. I stand by this product 100%. If you don't like it, even after 1 full year, I will gladly give you a 100% refund. That way, you risk nothing.

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How soon will you feel the benefits? MAX-B12 is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, so you'll begin to notice its benefits almost immediately.

Within 1 to 3 days you'll experience:
More energy throughout the day
Enhanced cognitive function
Fewer "senior moments"
More balanced moods
Deeper, more restful sleep
Better digestion
A stronger immune system
And so much more!

Whether you're concerned about increasing your energy levels, boosting your mood or cognitive abilities, or avoiding health problems down the road, MAX-B12 is a smart and truly affordable investment. I hope you'll give it a try!

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To Your Good Health,

Joshua Corn
CEO of Stop Aging Now
Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now

P.S. I promise that MAX-B12 will make your energy levels soar, improve your cognitive function and have a positive impact on your overall health. Remember, if it doesn't work for you - it's free! This product is not available in stores and ships to you at no cost. Hurry to take advantage of this special offer.

Scientific References
1. Pacholok SM and Stuart JJ. Could It Be B12?: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses. 1st ed. Linden Publishing, 2005.
2. Geriatrics. 2003; 58(3):30-4, 37-8.
3. Clin Exp Immunol. 1999; 116:28-32.
4. Neuropsychopharm. 1996; 15:456-64.
5. Herbert V. Vitamin B12 in Present Knowledge in Nutrition. 17th ed. International Life Sciences Institute Press, 1996.
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7. Neurosci Lett. 2000; 288:191-4.
8. Clin Nutr. 2012; 1-7.
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12. PLoS ONE. 5(9): e12244. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012244.
13. Neurology. Published online Dec. 28, 2011. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182436598
14. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000; 71:514-22.
15. Annu Rev Nutr. 1999; 19:357-77.
16. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2000; 14:651-68.
17. J Royal Soc Med. 1992; 85:686-7.

The information contained above is for general consumer understanding and education, and should not be considered or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This product is not an alternative to any prescription drug. If you are currently taking a prescription drug, consult your doctor before making any changes. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Testimonial results not typical. Customers may have received a gift certificate after submitting their testimonial. All contents Copyright 2001-2013 Stop Aging Now, LLC. All rights reserved. Republishing of Stop Aging Now content without written authorization is strictly prohibited.


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