Are You Starving Your Brain of This Vital Nutrient?
The sad truth is the vast majority of Americans over 50 are damaging their brains without knowing it. Each new day brings more forgotten facts — and precious memories lost, forever. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
If you’re sick and tired of losing your glasses, forgetting names, feeling sapped of energy and missing important appointments, this is one of the most important articles you’ll ever read. New scientific evidence suggests you can enjoy the most extraordinary “about-face” of your lifetime — starting in just 48 hours.
Imagine never having to suffer embarrassing “senior moments” again. Or waking up in the middle of the night worrying about becoming a burden on your loved ones. Wouldn’t that be nice?
Let me share a heart-wrenching story –– one that may sound all too familiar to you. Martin K. was only 41 when alarming symptoms began creeping in. He suddenly became aware of a new kind of fatigue he’d never known before. A tiredness so deep, he could feel it in his bones. Even after a good night’s sleep, Martin was still exhausted. He put it down to being on the wrong side of 40. And it got worse.
“I was suddenly more forgetful than usual. I remember telling my wife that Nelson Mandela had just died. She looked at me in despair — that news was already a few months old.”
Frankly, Martin was scared. And his wife Cheryl was petrified! His downward trajectory continued. Martin, a college professor, prided himself on his smarts. His discipline. Above all, on always being in control. But his patient exterior gave way to snappy irritability with his wife and his students. He was becoming a “grumpy old man.” It was a new low. He felt like crying. What on earth could be going on?
“I felt like I had suddenly gotten old, but was too embarrassed to tell anyone — even my doctor,” he says.
“Embarrassed…Humiliated…and Mad as Hell”
Martin suffered in silence for three more years. “At that point, I had numbness in my legs and terrible brain fog,” he says.
While searching high and low for relief, he witnessed a remarkable recovery in a woman he knew with similar symptoms. She, too, had experienced extreme mood swings along with “pins and needles” in her hands and feet. But no longer. Luckily, she told him about a miraculous, 100% natural and unique vitamin called methylcobalamin, otherwise known as vitamin B12. At his wit’s end, he gave it a try.
Know what happened next? Since starting his new regimen, Martin’s leg numbness has disappeared, and his brain fog has cleared. All of his symptoms simply vanished!
You can imagine how thrilled he is today. Waking up each day with a clear mind… active and healthy body… and the boundless energy of a man decades younger. No wonder his wife rejoiced: “It’s so wonderful to have my Martin back again!”
The Truth About “Mystery Symptoms”
Perhaps you, too, have experienced one or two of Martin’s “mystery symptoms”: occasional brain fog, low energy, moodiness, difficulty sleeping or just a feeling of general malaise.
Don’t be ashamed. It’s NOT your fault. Many Americans find themselves in the same boat. Here’s a scary fact: These same symptoms often mimic the telltale signs of age-related memory decline. But often, it’s something else entirely. What Martin experienced was a simple deficiency in vitamin B12.
What Even Your Doctor May Not Know…
Tragically, doctors rarely detect a B12 deficiency until it manifests as a severe neurological disorder, dementia, mental illness, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular disease …or worse![2,3] And to add insult to injury, when doctors make an incorrect diagnosis, they often prescribe dangerous medications. Or worse, tell you that there is nothing that can be done!
The fact is, nothing could be further from the truth. Some of the world’s most eminent scientists are weighing in on the matter of B12 deficiency. This research is leading to some very surprising results.
Up to Half of All Adults Need More Vitamin B
Did you know that if you live to be 80, your chances of suffering from severe loss of cognitive function are 1 in 3? That’s right, you’ll have roughly a 33% chance of suffering major brain impairment. That astounding statistic is provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. And perhaps not coincidentally, a large percentage of older adults are also deficient in B12!
In fact, the National Institutes of Health now estimates up to 50% of older Americans could use a “B-Boost” pick-me-up.[5,6] But even younger folks 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.
YIKES! These kids are barely out of college and many of them are experiencing old-age symptoms as a direct result of low B12.
The good news? B12 deficiency can be remedied easily, quickly and inexpensively. But it is critical you take the right form and proper dose of B12 in order to experience life-changing relief from these worrying “senior-itis” symptoms.
The Facts About Why Your Body Needs B12
I tell my readers all the time that knowing the basics is crucial to making a smart decision. Your body relies on vitamin B12 for energy production. It’s a key part of the metabolic process that converts carbohydrates and fats into energy — this is why it’s often called the “energy vitamin.”
Do you know why it’s such a workhorse? B12 is one of the building blocks your body uses to produce DNA. It’s vital for healthy cell growth and repair. Proper levels of B12 keep your immune system functioning optimally, regulate mood and sleep cycles and lessen the harmful effects of the toxic stress hormone homocysteine.[9-12]
But new research is showing that B12?s most vital function of all may be protecting your brain and entire nervous system. It does this by keeping your nerves communicating in an optimal manner.[13,14]
Let’s take a quick look at its brain-boosting benefits…
B12 Will Keep Your Brain Sharp as a Tack
Emerging research shows that age-related cognitive decline and memory loss are linked to a process in the body that involves a decrease in brain mass. That’s right, your brain actually shrinks as you age!
Here’s where this brain-boosting miracle comes in. A recent landmark study showed that B12 supplementation slows the accelerated rate of brain shrinkage and declining cognitive function in older individuals to a crawl.
Scientists at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found those who had markers linked to vitamin B12 deficiency were more likely to have the smallest brains and the lowest scores on tests measuring short-term memory, concentration and other thinking processes.
Yet another study showed that older people with higher levels of B12 in their blood have bigger, healthier brains and score higher on cognitive tests than those with lower levels.
Thank goodness more and more of these groundbreaking studies are finally being published! My guess is, 20 years from now, every M.D. in America will be prescribing vitamin B12 for patients with memory problems, poor energy and a host of other afflictions so common among seniors.
But that’s way too late for you and me. Fortunately, there’s no need to wait.
I Have a Personal Reason for Writing to You Today
As you might know, in addition to being Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, I’m also the CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been making premium-grade dietary supplements for over 20 years.
In some ways I’m a lot like Martin. I love my work and it’s no secret I keep a punishing schedule. Working 14-hour days isn’t unusual for me. Add in an active family life with my wife and two very energetic young sons, and I’m on the go all the time. So what’s my secret to staying so strong, lively and in-the-moment?
Working with my Scientific Advisory Board, I created a convenient and unique vitamin formula called MAX-B12™, which is designed to be more absorbable, more effective and more affordable than just about any B12 supplement on the market. My struggle to keep on top of my busy schedule led me to develop this 17-cent breakthrough formulation I’m introducing to you today.
For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get MAX-B12 for as low as $7.95 a bottle — with free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal. Click here to take advantage of this special offer.
It’s the same one I’ve been using myself for the past few years. I’ve discovered it’s SO effective… and SO easy to take… I make sure I always have a bottle nearby. If I’m feeling a bit sluggish, I simply pop a cherry lozenge or two. Or if I’m having one of those days when I’m just not mentally sharp, it’s MAX-B12 to the rescue!
You see, I’m convinced the absolute WORST mistake you can make is take the wrong kind of B12 supplement –– and miss this incredible opportunity to vastly improve your brain and overall health.
The popularity of MAX-B12 has taken off like wildfire. Today, I’m proud to say this amazing product is a cornerstone of our entire company. Since launching, we’ve helped thousands upon thousands of customers start turning back the clock… combat decades of age-related brain loss… and begin living life on their own terms.
Based on my own personal experience, I make sure my elderly parents take MAX-B12 every single day. My father is 85 years old, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by how his mind works.
More Reasons to Take B12
Another major benefit of having enough B12 in your body is that it works to reduce levels of the toxic stress hormone homocysteine. Not only does lowering homocysteine levels make you feel less stressed, studies have shown that it also confers protection for your heart, bones, vision and hearing.[19,20]
“According to the American Psychological Association, chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. And more than 75% of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.”
Keep in mind that homocysteine is known to cause damage to the inside of blood vessels and arteries, making elevated levels a serious risk factor for heart disease.
Sounds like a nice safety blanket for many of your vital organs, right? Let me add two more reasons to take B12. Your eyes and ears…
Harvard researchers found a 34% decreased risk of vision loss and improved retinal blood vessel function for study participants aged 40 and older who supplement with B12.
Another study found low blood levels of vitamin B12 are linked to a higher risk of hearing loss in subjects in their 60s. Researchers think homocysteine may damage the delicate cells that transmit sound waves in your inner ear. Pretty impressive evidence, if you ask me.
The icing on the cake? You’ll make it through the day without feeling wiped out and exhausted.
Discover the Under-the-Tongue Secret
So why are so many Americans B12 deficient? Especially older adults?
It has very little to do with your level of B12 intake. Rather, the culprit is your body’s 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.
This is why MAX-B12’s sublingual (under-the-tongue) delivery system is so important. It ensures the B12 goes directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract.
That’s why I DON’T want you going into your local supermarket to pick up just any old bottle of vitamin B12. You’ll be wasting your hard-earned money.
SHOCKER: Does YOUR B12 Supplement Contain Cyanide?
I hope you’re sitting down for this. Here’s what you’re not going to see on that bottle of cheap vitamins from your local discount store. Or hear from your doctor when you complain about feeling down in the dumps — or prone to forgetting names of important people and places.
One of the most common forms of B12 you’ll find in stores from Maine to California — and even in the B12 injections your doctor may administer — is cyanocobalamin. And there’s a nasty secret hidden in the 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 with disastrous results.
The effects of cyanide poisoning are similar to the effects of suffocation. That’s because cyanide stops the cells of the body from being able to use oxygen, which all cells need to survive.
It’s like hiking at high altitudes. You are likely to suffer from general weakness, confusion, bizarre behavior, excessive sleepiness, coma, shortness of breath, headache, dizzy spells and seizures. They’re all symptoms of cyanide poisoning.
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. It’s downright dangerous, too.
My guess is these companies are out to save money at the expense of your health, which is truly a shame. Why take a chance? You deserve better…
You should only be taking a B12 supplement made with the methylcobalamin form of B12, which research has shown to be the safest and most effective. And don’t worry, methylcobalamin B12 has no known drug interactions and has not shown any adverse effects in humans, even in very large doses.
Why I’m a Believer in MAX-B12
Let me close with a quick summary of why I am 100% confident MAX-B12 is the best option out there for you, anywhere and at any price:
- 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 individual needs.
- It’s Fast Acting: A sublingual (under-the-tongue) delivery system ensures absorption directly into your bloodstream. The lozenge dissolves quickly and you’ll quickly experience a boost in your energy, mental clarity and overall mood.
- It’s Safe and Effective: MAX-B12 is made in a 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.
- Exclusive All-Natural Formula: MAX-B12 is made from 100% natural ingredients. Even the delicious cherry flavor is 100% natural. And it contains no unnecessary fillers or additives. Just pure goodness for your mind and body.
- It’s High Quality at a Low Cost: 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.
And best of all, like all Stop Aging Now products, MAX-B12 is backed by a 365-day “any reason” guarantee.
For a limited time, Live in the Now readers can get MAX-B12 for as low as $7.95 a bottle — with free shipping. I encourage you to take advantage of this great deal.
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Joshua Corn – Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, 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, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.