Good nutrition is a key component of maintaining a healthy body and mind. And it’s even more important to ensuring proper organ function, especially as you age. From your heart to your kidneys, a well-balanced diet packed with vitamins and nutrients is critical to help keep your organs running smoothly—especially your brain.
The hardest working organ in your body
The human brain accounts for about two percent of a person’s bodyweight, but it accounts for 20 percent of the oxygen, and hence, calories consumed by the human body. This makes the brain one of the most active—and demanding—organs in the body, making it all the more important to get the proper nutrition to support it.
B Vitamins linked to brain health*
The effective functioning of your body’s central nervous system depends on a steady supply of nutrients—including vitamin B12, and folate. These vitamins help to support brain health.
While most adults receive an adequate amount of B vitamins through their diet, certain populations, including the elderly, are often at risk of B12 deficiency. As it becomes more difficult for older adults to absorb B12 from food, brain function can suffer. Adults who are sick or recovering from medical procedures and are not eating enough may also need more vitamins like B12 and folate in their diet.
"B" more with Ensure
Ready to take charge of your B vitamin and folate intake? Ensure has 25 percent of the daily value of vitamin B12 and folate in each bottle (8 oz). Plus, it has the broad spectrum of macronutrients and essential micronutrients needed for a complete and balanced diet.
*Vitamins B12 and folate.