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Do B Vitamins Boost Energy?

Do B Vitamins Boost Energy?   The claim that vitamin B is t he  solution for low energy remains popular-but is just as misleading today as it has always been. That doesn’t stop supplement manufacturers from loading up their capsules and tablets with these vitamins. B-complex supplements often provide several hundred or even thousands of times the daily RDA of various B vitamins. And many supplements labeled “high energy” are just B vitamins. Energy drinks and shots also tend to contain high doses of B vitamins. There is some twisted truth behind this claim, which marketers use to spin the story to their advantage. It’s true that B vitamins are involved in energy production, but the vitamins aren’t the source of energy. Only food provides energy in the form of calories from carbs, fat, and protein. Rather, B vitamins help convert dietary energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the form of energy that your body uses, in a series of complex chemical reactions. B vitamins also are not st

Causes of Diabetes

Causes of Diabetes Written by Editor Updated on 15th January 2020 Diabetes causes vary depending on your genetic makeup, family history, ethnicity, health, and environmental factors. There is no common diabetes cause that fits every type of diabetes as the causes of diabetes vary depending on the individual and the type. For instance; the causes of type 1 diabetes vary considerably from the causes of gestational diabetes. Similarly, the causes of type 2 diabetes are distinct from the causes of type 1 diabetes. In fact, type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes causes are very different. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the pancreas cannot produce insulin, whereas type 2 diabetes is the body’s resistance to insulin. DIFFERENT CAUSes TYPE 1 DIABETES CAUSES Type 1 diabetes is caused by the immune system destroying the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This causes diabetes by leaving the body without enough  insulin  to function normally. This is called an autoimmune react

What to know about anemia

What to know about anemia Symptoms Causes Treatment Diet Risk factors Diagnosis Outlook Summary Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells circulating in the body decreases. It is the most common blood disorder. Around one-third of the world’s population has a form of  anemia , according to a 2015 article in  The Lancet . It often develops as a result of other health issues that interfere with the body’s production of healthy red blood cells (RBCs) or increase the rates of the breakdown or loss of these cells. In this article, we explain the types, symptoms, and causes of anemia, as well as the treatments available. Symptoms Share on Pinterest A person with anemia may experience fatigue, an irregular heartbeat, and chest pain. The most common symptom of anemia is  fatigue . Other common symptoms include: pale skin a fast or irregular heartbeat shortness of breath chest pain headaches light-headedness People with mild anemia may experience few or no symptoms. Some forms of anemia