Reduce Your Risk of Dementia 33% With This Underconsumed Vitamin

In a new study published by Alzheimer’s & Dementia, scientists from Rush University and Tufts University were the first to compare plant sources like yeast and irradiated mushrooms. If your health care provider accidentally measured serum 25(OH)D3, but you were knocking back irradiated mushrooms or a vitamin D2 supplement, your lab results wouldn’t reflect your intake. Serum total 25(OH)D is best to capture the full picture.”

While the results of this study are still pertinent to dementia research, it’s important to keep this discrepancy in mind as you read the results.

How vitamin d3 levels impact cognitive health.

The study found that vitamin D3 in the brain does, indeed, support cognitive health: Higher post-mortem brain concentrations of 25(OH)D3 were associated with better cognitive function scores prior to death. Higher 25(OH)D3 concentrations in the anterior watershed white matter, specifically, was associated with better episodic memory and perceptual speed.

Participants with higher brain 25(OH)D3 concentrations also had 25% to 33% lower odds of <a href="" target="_blank" class="mbg-track-event" data-track-event-types="click" data-track-type="article-link" data-track-prop-element-id="in-body-link" data-track-prop-label="page_type