Feeling forgetful? This common vitamin deficiency can produce dementia-like symptoms—find out why!
Low HCL in stomach:
0:47 The top vitamin deficiency that mimics dementia
2:44 Medication side effects may mimic dementia
3:58 Other deficiencies that produce dementia symptoms
6:41 What to do for dementia symptoms
7:54 Learn more about vitamin B12
In this video, we’re going to talk about the top vitamin deficiency that mimics dementia.
Vitamin B12 is essential for normal brain function—without it, you can experience symptoms of dementia.
This vitamin is found most abundantly in animal products, though certain microbes can also produce it. Low animal product consumption is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Another cause of vitamin B12 deficiency is low hydrochloric acid (HCL) in your stomach. Your digestive system requires HCL to break down and absorb many vitamins and minerals.
As you age, your HCL level decreases. It can also decrease if you take antacids or Metformin. Interestingly, acid reflux can be a sign of low HCL, and taking antacids can make matters worse.
Betaine hydrochloride is the best way to promote normal stomach acidity.
You may experience dementia-like symptoms due to the side effects of certain medications and substances, including:
• Bladder medications
• Sleep aids
• Cholesterol medications
• Blood pressure medications
A deficiency in these nutrients can also produce dementia-like symptoms:
• Vitamin B1 (often caused by high sugar and carb consumption)
• Zinc (often a result of phytic acid in grains)
• Vitamin D (caused by low sun exposure)
Nutrient deficiencies may shrink your hippocampus, which leads to Alzheimer’s disease. Increasing your ketones will help nourish a brain starved of fuel and nutrients.
If you’re experiencing dementia symptoms, try these things:
1. Start Healthy Keto and intermittent fasting
2. Consume more fatty fish and seafood
3. Consume more red meat
4. Take betaine hydrochloride
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Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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