Why do we take vitamin B12, D3 and omega 3's EPA and DHA?
It is important to note that apart from vitamin B12 most people including those who eat high animal protein diets, are not getting enough of these nutrients which look after our brains and other vital systems in our bodies. A daily supplement with these 3 nutrients for anybody can enhance so many areas of life including:
Supporting our energy levels
B12 is essential for energy production and for maintaining a healthy nervous system. Up to 92% of vegans are not getting enough B12. A B12 deficiency can lead to serious and irreversible conditions.
Enhancing our ability to focus
Omega-3 has been extensively researched, and several studies have found benefits for both memory and "mental flexibility". Some preliminary research suggests that B12 might also help with cognition.
Improving our mood
Omega-3 acids have been shown to be promising natural treatments for mood disorders. More than 30 clinical trials have been undertaken on those with depression, and they have found that Omega-3 is generally beneficial.
Vital for immunity
B12, Vitamin D and Omega-3 are essential for the proper maintenance of your immune system, helping your body defend against viruses.
Increasing our lifespan
Vitamin D3 (which is the type we use) has been found to reduce mortality rates and therefore increase lifespan. Vitamin D2 on the other hand, which is what most supplement brands use, didn't have the same benefit.
Protecting our brain
Several studies found that the Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA help preserve our brain size as we age. From the age of 20, our brains begin to shrink, so it's important to get enough Omega-3.
Supporting healthy joints
Omega-3 has been found in several studies to help reduce joint pain. This was supported in a 12 month, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Promoting our eye health
Several studies have found that supplementing with Omega-3 can help alleviate symptoms of dry eye. One study focused on people that use a computer for longer than 3 hours a day, and found that after daily supplementation, they experienced less dry eye.
Supporting healthy bones
Adequate intake of Vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy bones, as it helps with calcium and phosphorous absorption.