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Surprising Bone Health Role for These Vites

From eNewsletter 9/15/2021

DID YOU KNOW that B-vitamins play a role in preventing osteoporosis? Moreover, genetic polymorphisms (defects) affecting absorption of B-vitamins is critical to know at an early age when bone density formation is most important. A new study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition confirms that genetic polymorphisms of the absorption gateways for vitamins B-12, B-6, and folate may adversely affect bone density if not addressed. How do you remedy this issue?

  1. You must perform a genetic screening, such as our Pure Genomics screening. All genes cited in this study are screened for in our panel. Doing this at an early age is best, but is still very helpful for all age groups.

  2. If there are one or multiple polymorphisms of B-12, B-6, and folate genes, there are supplemental sources that circumvent genetic defects to assure absorption.

  3. To track how you are absorbing these B-vitamins throughout life, two serum tests should be performed whenever you get a physical: homocysteine and methylmalonic acid.


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