Vitamin B12

Suggested Vitamin Supplements for Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease Health Center  

If you have Crohn's disease, good nutrition is crucial so you can stay as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, the disease -- as well as treatments for it -- can make it much harder to get enough of the vitamins and minerals you need.
Doctors often recommend vitamins for Crohn's disease to work around this problem. Whether you need Crohn's disease vitamins -- and which ones -- depends on your case and the your medical treatments.  

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Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Prevent Cognitive Decline

Nine hundred men and women (aged 60-74 years) with elevated psychological distress (Kessler Distress 10-Scale; scores > 15) were randomly assigned to receive, in double-blind fashion, 400 pg per day of folic acid plus 100 pg per day of vitamin B12 or placebo for 2 years.

Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 Prevent Cognitive Decline
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Low Levels of Vitamin B12 During Pregnancy May Increase the Risk of Neural Tube Defects

Brain and spinal cord of the fetus develop from the neural tube that is formed during the first month of pregnancy. Now, a recent study suggests that vitamin B12 deficiency just before and after conception may be associated with up to 5 times the risk of having babies with neural tube defects (NTD).


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