Neurotropic B vitamins are a mixture of vitamins that play an important role in the health of nervous system; they nourish and help regenerate nerves. These vitamins, thiamine (B1), pyridoxine (B6), and cobalamin (B12), are naturally obtained by eating meat, eggs, and grains.
Dietary sources of the neurotropic B vitamins:
- Vitamin B1 – Meat (especially pork and beef), liver, eggs, yeast, some species of fish, whole grain cereals and bread, nuts, pulses, potatoes
- Vitamin B6 – Chicken, liver, pork and veal, fish, nuts, bread, corn and whole grain cereals
- Vitamin B12 – Animal protein, liver, kidney, fish, eggs, dairy
Neurotropic B vitamins contribute to nerve health via different mechanisms.
- Vitamin B1 involves in providing energy to nerve cells, helps in maintaining the myelin sheath which covers the axon of nerves, and in the synthesis of key signaling molecules in the nervous system known as neurotransmitters.
- Vitamin B6 involves in the synthesis of neurotransmitters (key signaling molecules in the nervous system).
- Vitamin B12 involves in nerve cell maturation and regeneration, nerve cell metabolism and formation of nerve myelin sheaths.
Because of the unique roles each of the neurotropic vitamins play in the health of the nervous system, all of them are essential, and the combination may be needed to treat deficiencies.
Deficiencies in neurotropic B vitamins
Neurotropic B vitamin deficiencies occur for various reasons, such as malabsorption (e.g. post-bariatric surgery), low intake due to malnutrition or specific nutritional habits e.g. vegetarians , increased demand (e.g. pregnancy), or increased loss or malfunction associated with certain disease states (e.g. renal disease). Many conditions that cause B vitamin deficiency are chronic and/or irreversible, such as diabetes, renal impairment, gastrointestinal diseases, and advanced aged. Prevention and early diagnosis is crucial for avoiding irreversible nerve damage.
Neurobion is a combination of three essential neurotropic vitamins (B1, B6 & B12) in high dosage. Vitamin B1, B6 and B12 are of special importance for the metabolism in the peripheral and central nervous system. Their effect on the regeneration of nerves has been shown in various investigations using the vitamins individually and in combination. Vitamin B1 play an important role in major metabolic processes. Vitamin B6 has an analgesic effect. Vitamin B12 ensures blood cell formation and prevents degenerative processes of the nervous system. Both the individual function and the beneficial biochemical links between the 3 vitamins justify their combined use.
Neurobion is available at all leading pharmacies in Malaysia.
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