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More water soluble vitamins

Today, I want to finish the water soluble vitamins, which are necessary for your brain. Prodding the fat, lazy and indolent has been fun and the responses equally fun. Even Krishnamurti got into the act with Opportunities for Expansion. And the gods of StumbleUpon have provided news of a new law, “…shall not be allowed to serve food to an person who is obese.”. Even I, can not make this up. Perhaps the Fascist States of Amerika will form a new security agency, called the DSA, Dietary Security Authoity, which will post dummies at the door of every restaurant. They can do to the restaurant industry what they've done to the airlines and tourist industries. Though recently, AirFrance has been chrging for two seats, if you are too large for one.

Are you depressed ? You need folic acid, which also increases cerebral circulation. People with low levels of folic acid usually have restricted arteries in the neck. Psychiatric symptoms are also likey to manifest from low levels of folic acid. Folic acid destroys the neurotoxin, homocysteine. Reducing blood levels of homocysteine lowers risks of heart disease

It is also sold in pill form as vitamin B9 but its name folic gives away the source. Folic, from the Latin folium, meaning leaf. It was originally extracted from spinach leaves. Your mother was right - "eat you spinach".

This vitamin is absorbed from the small intestine, carried by the bloodstream and stored in the body, but not in significant amounts. 7 mg are stored in the liver and other tissues, which can supply the needs for a few months. The body uses what it needs and excretes what is in extra through urine. orange, banana, red fruits, nuts, avocado and whole grains.

Vitamin B3 or niacin, or nicotinic acid, helps to manufacture neurotransmitters, convert carbohydrates to glucose and lower cholesterol. It also has a calming effect, because it potentiates the power of the calming neurotransmitter GABA.

Niacin pills give you a mild flushing to the skin, which some people find unpleasant. Niacin can be formed in the body from tryptophan, an essential amino acid found in meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Therefore, if your diet contains these foods, your need for niacin from other sources will be reduced. Tuna fish contains a very high level of tryptophan. Be careful; tryptophan makes you sleepy.

Vitamin B5, or pantothenic acid, is absolutely vital to the synthesis of the brain's primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. B3 also helps form a protective sheath around the spinal chord. A gross deficiency of B5 results in paralysis.

Pantothetic acid and acetylcholin will have their own page, later. Tomorrow, I'll cover vitamins C and E, plus the metals magnesium and zinc. Right now, I need to dig my car out from last night's snowstorm. <:P>

Any questions??