A recent study of the effects of vitamin B on stroke victims suggests that vitamin B may reduce the risk of stroke by 7%. Vitamin B supplements did not reduce the impact having a stroke has on the body, however.
Although Vitamin B itself showed beneficial effects concerning the reduction of the risk of having a stroke, folate or B9 supplements actually seemed to have a detrimental effect on the research subjects. Vitamin B12 was found to be ineffective in reducing the risk of stroke.
Factors that made vitamin B more effective concerned the body’s rate of absorption of vitamin B, presence of kidney disease, and hypertension. Vitamin B is also beneficial for helping alleviate depression, anxiety, and dementia.
This study is important because it shows progress toward prevention of stroke and heart disease. The present generation of people who are afflicted with heart problems are beginning to present to their doctors at a much younger age than in previous generations. As always, it is good practice to consult with a doctor before taking supplements to help prevent stroke and other maladies.