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Does Vitamin B Help Control Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
It depends: B vits. Will help many with anxiety while many may not be helped at all. If you are among the 30% who can't convert Folic Acid to its active form then 400 mcg of l-5-mthf will help.Many only need the rda's of b's but some, due to genetics, need more.Some need the active forms of b2 & b6. I like b complex plus by pure encapsulations as a balanced b with active forms in reasonable doses.See comment:. ...Read more
Not the best option: For those who have a b vitamin deficiency, taking supplements may be helpful to some degree. Those who don't may notice more energy which can sometimes worsen anxiety. Exercise, eating a healthy diet (less sugar and caffeine) and cognitive behavioral therapy are other ways to manage anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In some, yes: Some people are more sensitive to b vitamins and can experience anxiety and even panic with them. Vitamin b6 may be especially likely to cause this, even though given for nervous system support. It is known to increase the vividness of dreaming. However, many people do very well with b complex, with no anxiety whatsoever. ...Read more
I take a vitamin b complex to help me cope with my severe anxiety. I noticed that the vitamins are megadoses - almost ten times the RDA. Is this safe?
I'm scared of meds so doctor told me to take inositol vitamin b powder for anxiety. Does it interact with ativan (lorazepam)? Can i take it in juice?
Inositol: Inositol will help anxiety and won't interact with ativan (lorazepam). Yes, you can take it in juice. You should probably stop the Ativan (lorazepam) if you're scared of meds. Another wonderful supplement for anxiety is an herb called holy basil. It helps balance adrenal stress so it helps anxiety naturally. Also, other b vitamins, eating regular meals that have protein in them, avoiding caffeine will all help anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can manic/paranoid episodes be induced by supplements taken for depression/anxiety, like st. John's wort and vitamin b complex?
NO: But they can increase those symptoms in the primary stage of treatment if that is what they are being used for. Persist with them and the symptoms may well improve. ...Read more
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