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Study Lauds Vitamin B6 for Mood

From eNewsletter 8/1/2022

DID YOU KNOW that a major study published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental provides valuable evidence to support the use of supplements to modify levels of activity in the brain for preventing or treating mood disorders? Researchers discovered that vitamin B6 helps the body produce a specific chemical messenger that inhibits impulses in the brain, and their study links this calming effect with reduced anxiety among the participants. Researchers focused on the potential role of vitamin B6, which is known to increase the body's production of GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid), a chemical that blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain. Participants took supplements approximately 50 times the recommended daily intake or placebo, and took one a day with food for a month. Raised levels of GABA among participants who had taken Vitamin B6 supplements were confirmed by visual tests carried out at the end of the trial, supporting the hypothesis that B6 was responsible for the reduction in anxiety.

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Fascinating Benefit From Reducing Sugar Intake

Steve: Minimizing dietary consumption of simple sugars may help alleviate symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), new data from American Journal of Gastroenterology suggest. People who consumed lower quantities of simple sugars experienced significant improvement in total acid exposure time, number of reflux episodes, and subjective reports of heartburn and reflux symptoms compared with those consuming higher amounts of simple sugars. The authors call their study the first randomized controlled diet intervention trial to investigate both the amount and type of carbohydrate on symptomatic GERD. By only reducing consumption by half, there was a significant effect of diet on the two primary outcomes, total esophageal acid exposure time and total number of reflux episodes. Here's why we're still so far off from being able to heal the masses. When asked to comment on the study, a revered gastroenterologist said this: "What it says to me is there is potential for nonpharmacologic interventions for GERD that include diet change for helping patients". Ugh. We've only known this for 30 years.