Reduce Anxiety/Panic With Vitamin B Complex
The so-called ’emotional’ aspect of Vitamin B Deficiency is rarely reported. If one were at all disbelieving in our wonderful medical model, one might think it’s because there is a multi-billion dollar industry that depends on people paying for mood levelers. And Vitamin B Complex is, ahem, an OTC substance. But that would be tantamount to saying there is dishonesty that the FDA is simply not addressing. I know, that’s impossible. Whatever side of the fence you fall on. These are some of the symptoms that Vitamin B Complex helps with:
- Irregular heartbeat;
- Weakness and fatigue;
- Mental confusion;
- Sweet cravings;
One red flag related to B Complex Deficiency (BCD) is a tendency to cry for no real reason. Perhaps the most telling (and debilitating) symptom for BCD is a nagging, grinding sense of doom. It goes almost without saying that this relatively easy-to-fix deficiency wreaks havoc on the emotional life of many people who are convinced there is something psychologically wrong with them.
So is the answer to run out and buy the first B-complex vitamin we see? The answer is, unfortunately, not so black and white. It helps to first test for this using NRT. But even if one chooses to simply go out buy a B complex vitamin, it has to be the right one (by ‘right’ I mean a whole food form of B from organ gardens). Few companies can boast that pedigree.
Synthesized vitamins weaken you in the long run, whereas food-based vitamins nourish the system. Here is an example of what they might say on the bottle (Hint: stay away from the synthesized supplements).
- Vitamin B1: Synthesized, contains Thiamine HC1 and/or Thiamine Mononitrate.
- In its pure, Food-based form: Nutritional Yeast
- Vitamin B3: Synthesized form: Niacin.
- In its pure state: Nutritional Yeast, Liver
And so forth. As I said, it’s essential to choose the right one. That’s why I carry only Standard Process Supplements: They are made solely from Whole Food and are organically grown and processed.
Interestingly, Adele Davis has written that one way we can tell if perhaps Vitamin B Complex Deficiency is something to be concerned about is in changes on our tongue. What I find fascinating is that the changes she writes about (deep groove down the center, etc.) mimic one diagnostic test in Chinese Medicine for ‘Shen’ problems (loosely translated, this equates with spirit problems, which often manifest as crying, despondency, and other out-of-control emotions).
One could make an argument that our beloved and insanely wealthy pharmaceutical companies would rather that this information be kept, how shall we put it, under wraps. I can’t possibly imagine why that would be the case, can you?
Daniel R. B. 10/14/10, Blue Phoenix