Two more B-complex family members–inositol and choline–are you deficient?

Inositol nourishes the brain, helps the body use vitamin E, helps the heart muscle, and benefits the lens of the eye.  Some possible deficiency signs might include unhealthy skin, hair loss, and eye problems.

Foods and herbs high in this nutrient include:  cantaloupe, corn, fruits, nuts, whole grains, yogurt, wheat germ, dried beans and peas, alfalfa, capsicum, catnip, hops, eyebright, kelp, red clover, and papaya.

Choline aids gallbladder function, controls the distribution of fats in the body, and helps the liver eliminate toxins.  Some possible deficiency signs might include hardening of the arteries, liver problems, memory loss, and undiagnosed blood in the urine.  Drinking a lot of coffee can deplete choline.

Foods and herbs high in choline:  raw green leafy vegetables, root vegetables, whole grains, fish, fruits, wheat germ, alfalfa, capsicum, catnip, hops, kelp, red clover, papaya, and lecithin.

Some recommended Nature’s Sunshine products:  Ultimate Green Zone (whole food nutrition–blend of grains, greens, and herbs–including alfalfa, lecithin, carrot root, beet root, papaya), Beet Root Capsules, Capsicum, Catnip, Hops, Kelp, Red Clover, Eyebright, B-Complex or Alfalfa (high in B vitamins).  You can read more about these products at www.mynsp.com/learningtobehealthy

Keep learning to be healthy!

Lisa Hernandez, Certified Natural Health Practitioner, www.learningtobehealthy.com

This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat disease, and does not take the place of any medical care that you may need.

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