A super duper B vitamin pill called `TrioBe PPLus’ was given to 168 people over a two year period by Qxford University researchers. The amount of brain shrinkage was then measured in each patient and a significant difference was found between those that took the vitamins and the control group that took a fake pill.
The dummy pill users brain shrinkage as measured by an MRI was 1.08% as compared to the vitamin users 0.76%. These results run contrary to a study done in the U.S. in 2008 that used 340 people with various degrees of memory loss which concluded vitamin B made no measurable difference.
The pill used by the British researchers packs a wallop. It had 300 times the prescribed daily dose of vitamin B12, 4 times the recommended dose of folate, and 15 times the amount of B6 recommended.
In people over 70 years of age about 15% will have some form of mild memory loss that may develop into dementia or Alzheimer’s. Scientist’s are looking for ways to slow down the process where a mild form of memory loss turns into a major one.