Beat the Economy Blues

Struggling with a tough economy can take a real toll on health. In fact, earlier this year the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published guidelines to help people cope.
The guidelines state: “Economic turmoil (e.g., increased unemployment, foreclosures, loss of investments and other financial distress) can result in a whole host of negative health effects – both physical and mental. It can be particularly devastating to your emotional and mental well-being.” Some of the health risks involved include depression, anxiety, overeating and substance abuse.

Years of clinical data demonstrate why taking a quality B-12 supplement may help ease emotional and mental problems. It’s well known that B-12 deficiency can lead to decreased mental and nerve functioning, including mental confusion and forgetfulness, mood swings and low energy.

What’s more, because aging reduces our bodies’ ability to absorb B vitamins, we may be eating healthy foods, but still be lacking in these crucial vitamins.

Alfred Libby, M.D. – Inventor of TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid Dr. Libby, a renowned nutraceutical pioneer, worked to help hundreds of patients feel better every day. An associate of Dr. Linus Pauling (Nobel Prize Laureate), Dr. Libby developed this unique, sublingual delivery system for his own patients. It was known to give similar mental energy results as B-12 shots, but without the shots’ added pain and expense. Coping with the economic “meltdown” is a real struggle for many people around the world, but it doesn’t have to be the controlling factor in our happiness. If you or someone you care about is having financial trouble, stay focused on health to feel better. Let TriVita’s quality B-12 products, and the 10 Essentials, be your key to beating the economy “blues.”

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Could B-12 Curb the Bipolar Epidemic ?

While this research is still underway, we do know that the number of people, young and old, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder (it used to be called manic-depression) continues to climb. Mental health experts estimate that some 5.7 million adults are affected by the highs and lows of this very serious problem. The trend is especially disturbing when you look at what’s happening with children under 18.

A research paper published in a psychiatric journal recently reported this shocking statistic: The number of youths diagnosed with bipolar disorder is 40 times higher than it was 10 years ago. So it isn’t surprising that some are calling this mood disorder an epidemic.

You might have even seen a Newsweek cover story on this topic in a recent issue. Dramatic evidence that a vitamin powerhouse can help boost mental well-being. Bipolar disorder is classified as a medical illness, and those who suffer from it experience extreme swings in mood, energy and ability to function. While strong prescription drugs are often prescribed to treat this problem, there can be dangerous side effects. And, not everyone can or should take these pharmaceutical medications. That’s why, if you or someone in your life struggles with mood issues, it is vital to work on ways to control stress, remain very active, and get a balanced diet, including appropriate supplements, in particular B-12.

Studies have shown that those who have a B-12 deficiency can experience symptoms caused by decreased mental and nerve functioning. These symptoms can include mental confusion and forgetfulness, mood swings and even psychotic behavior like seeing and/or hearing things. A B-12 deficiency can also lead to shaky movements and walking unsteadily (ataxia), loss of bladder control, vision problems and muscle weakness. Because of these associations, one of the first things I do when people complain of these problems is make sure they are getting enough of the essential vitamins like B-12.

Who’s at risk, what you can do If you’re an older adult, a strict vegetarian, or have thyroid, liver or kidney problems, you’re at risk for B-12 deficiency. As we age, our bodies may become less able to absorb some vitamins efficiently, especially in the case of Vitamin B-12. Without enough B-12, other vitamins like folate and B-6 cannot function normally within the body. As you continue your own Sublingual B-12 daily regimen (and recommend it to others), you’re taking a positive step forward to promote optimum health in mind and body.

Find Dr. Libby’s Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic acid @: http://www.visittrivita.com/13170419


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The ADHD/B-12 connection:a closer look

ADHD can cover several behavioral problems: inattentiveness, being over-active or too impulsive, or a combination of these. While most research into ADHD has focused on children, recent research suggests that the symptoms continue into adulthood in up to 50% of adults who had the disorder in childhood. Some ADHD-type behaviors are to be expected in children, but when several symptoms occur that exceed the normal range for a child’s age, a diagnosis of ADHD may be made. If you’re a concerned parent or grandparent, you should be aware of the signs and symptoms. ADHD isn’t restricted to children. It’s a long-term condition, but adults can often better control their behavior, and disguise their symptoms.

ADHD symptoms are grouped into two categories: 1. Inattentiveness 2. Hyperactivity and impulsivity Some children with ADHD may have a combination of these symptoms. The symptoms that make up ADHD: lack of attention, surplus of activity and impulsive behavior.

Inattentiveness 1. Doesn’t pay attention to details, or makes careless errors in work or school assignments 2. Has trouble maintaining attention in work or play 3. Doesn’t seem to listen when spoken to 4. Doesn’t follow through; fails to finish schoolwork, chores or workplace duties 5. Has trouble organizing tasks and activities 6. Resists activities such as schoolwork that require sustained mental focus 7. Tends to lose items needed for tasks or activities, such as toys, pencils or books 8. Is easily distracted 9. Is often forgetful

Hyperactivity 1. Has restless hands or feet, or squirms in a seat 2. Leaves a seat when staying seated is expected 3. Runs around or climbs in inappropriate situations 4. Has trouble playing quietly 5. Is often excessively active or talkative

Impulsivity 1. Blurts out answers before questions are finished 2. Has difficulty waiting his or her turn 3. Interrupts or breaks into others’ conversations or games

While the cause of ADHD isn’t yet pinpointed, we do know this: it’s one of the most commonly-diagnosed behavioral problems. As much as 5 percent of schoolaged children have this disorder.

The brain-boosting power of B-12: proven vital to mental wellness, essential to healthy lives There are prescription drugs available to treat this disorder. But as you may know, these powerful drugs can have serious side effects. There is strong clinical evidence to support the link between essential nutrients and vitamins – particularly Vitamin B-12 – and mental function. Studies have shown that a B-12 deficiency may decrease levels of substances needed to transmit nerve signals. This reduced ability to transmit nerve signals has shown up in brain tests conducted on children with ADHD.

In people of any age, this problem with nerve signals can lessen or damage mental functioning. Other research indicates that those who have a B-12 deficiency can have mental and physical problems, including inability to focus and forgetfulness. So, in addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, I recommend that everyone get enough essential vitamins like B-12. One of the best ways to make sure that you or a loved one get enough B-12 is to take TriVita Sublingual B-12, B-6 & Folic Acid. Millions of people take Sublingual B-12 daily, and it couldn’t be easier: You just place a pill under your tongue and let it dissolve. This ensures that you get maximum absorption of B-12 into your bloodstream, for maximum benefit. TriVita Sublingual B-12 provides over 100% of the daily recommended intake of B-12, B-6 and Folic Acid. What’s more, it’s manufactured strictly to Dr. Libby’s original, patented formula, and produced under pharmaceutical-grade scrutiny. We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to do all we can to promote optimum health. During National ADHD Month, I encourage you to enjoy and share the proven benefits of Sublingual B-12. Consult your healthcare provider before giving Sublingual B-12 to anyone under age 10.
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Amazing Adaptogen Plants help body adapt to stress

3611L It all begins with Adaptogens. These extraordinary plants draw their unique characteristics from their harsh surroundings. They were first discovered in Siberia in 1908 where a comet had hit the earth, super-heating the air and exploding with such force that entire forests were leveled. This tremendous explosion completely sterilized this vast region, preventing anything from growing there.

Even without a comet explosion, Siberia is a harsh environment for vegetation. Only the most robust plants grow there, and only under the best of circumstances. After the comet explosion sterilized the soil, years went by before plant life once again returned. The only ones that could regenerate  &      flourish were those that could adapt to stressful conditions. Then it was discovered that the people who ate this vegetation as part of their diet showed an incredible resilience to their harsh, formidable environment.

Studies of these plants continued for decades. Dr. Nicolai Lazarev “decoded” the ingredients within these plants that gave “stress resistance” to people who ate them. It is said that he tested, decoded and classifi ed more than 4,000 adaptogenic plants from around the world, using a simple three-point standard.

For a plant to be classified as adaptogenic, it must:

• Be non-toxic in the body

• Increase the body’s resistance to physical, chemical or biological stress

• Normalize the body’s physiology.

For example, if stress causes someone to have too much acid in their stomach, an adaptogen must help the body reduce it. Conversely, if someone has too little acid, that same adaptogen must help the body increase it. The same is true for blood pressure: bring it down if it’s too high, bring it up if it’s too low. Amazing adaptogens offer outstanding health benefits!

Of course, Siberia is not the only harsh environment on earth. Other extreme locations also produce plants with adaptogenic qualities. As I learned more and more about these astonishing plants, I began to envision a way to bring them all together − in one single product. Knowing full well about the disastrous effects inflicted upon the human body from long-term stress, I was driven to find the right formula to help address these stressors.

There are only 10 known adaptogens. But there are many thousands of plants that can benefit stressed out people even though they aren’t adaptogenic. Antioxidants help the bodyvstay healthy, fight free radical damage and boostyour immune system. Trivita’s Adaptogen 10 Plus contains OptiBerry, a proprietary blend of antioxidants extracted from berries and other prime sources of antioxidants.

When a person is under chronic stress, switches in the brain turn on the systems needed to help the body cope, and turn off the systems considered “unnecessary.” One of the first systems turned off by stress is digestion.This action creates a big problem. It means that even though we may have an exceptional remedy to help deal with both the direct and indirect effects of stress, it can’t get into the body because the digestion switch is turned off. So I overcame it by borrowing a page from the playbook of Integrative Medicine.

Integrative Medicine has found that Aloe Vera can help relax a tense digestive system. This helps nutrients and medications to be absorbed, even when the body is under extreme stress. There it was – the answer to our digestion roadblock. So we added Aloe Vera to our adaptogen/ antioxidant blend, and “voila,” perfect harmony!
If you are feeling the effects of stress (or if you want to help prevent them in the first place), then trust the science that delivers the true stress protection of adaptogens, and super fruit antioxidants and Aloe Vera: TriVita’s Adaptogen 10 Plus.


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