“The Right Vitamins For Anxiety Recovery Can Make All The Difference In The World.”
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions in not just the US, but also around the world. The best way to treat anxiety is by seeking Cognitive Behavioural Therapy through a program that emphasizes an outcome based approach. Vitamins are really good for not only the body but also for the mind. It can help alleviate many mental conditions, including anxiety.
*Make sure to understand that the post below as well as the accompanying video are suggestions, and you should always work with your naturopath to come up with a proper nutrition plan.
Below are the most important vitamins for anxiety recovery (followed by a video that will add to this list in great detail).
1. Vitamin B6
Also called pyridoxine, Vitamin B6 is one of the eight kinds of B vitamins. All of the B vitamins play a part in converting food into glucose into generating energy. A good mood has a close relationship with increased energy and lack of tiredness. Thus, vitamin B6 plays an indirect role in the state of someone’s mood.
Vitamin B6 is also known to ease sleep problems, anemia, and anxiety. Studies indicate that the vitamin helps in the creation of varied neurotransmitters that are essential for healthy brain function and development.
It also helps in the production of melatonin (which helps manage the circadian rhythm of the body), creation of immune system cells and RBCs, and in making norepinephrine and serotonin hormones (these hormones affect mood). In conjunction with folic acid and vitamin B12, vitamin B6 helps regulate cardiac-disease-causing homocysteine amino acid in the blood.
Better brain function, better-functioning body clock, hormonal balance in the body, and decreased risk to heart problems help keep a person energized and reduces stress and worry over possible health issues. All of these factors contribute to the alleviation of anxiety.
2. Vitamin B-complex
Fatigue and exhaustion can trigger stress and irritability. B-complex vitamins are known for enhancing cognitive processes, keep up energy levels, and have an overall positive effect on the mind and the body. Research has shown that vitamin B-complex helps keep stress low and energy levels high.
Vitamin B-complex is one of the best vitamins for anxiety recovery. It includes vitamins like vitamin B1/thiamine, vitamin B3/niacin, vitamin B2/riboflavin, vitamin B6/pyridoxine, vitamin B5/pantothenic acid, and vitamin B12/cobalamin.
Varied clinical trials have indicated that vitamin B-complex has an alleviating effect on depression/sad feelings and ‘personal tension’ when involved in elevated stress scenarios and creates a sense of stability and calm. Reduced stress has a positive effect on anxiety.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is involved in the easement of depression, anxiety, moods, stress, and adrenal fatigue. This is the least known characteristic of vitamin C, but the most important one, thereby making it one of the best vitamins for anxiety recovery (This article goes even deeper into specific supplements to take for anxiety)
A lack of vitamin C can result in neurological damage. However, when it is available in the body in sufficient quantities, it can help improve and even reverse the adverse effects of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.
Calcium is a nutrient that is vital for bone, nerve, and hormonal health (an excess though can bring on further anxiety). If the body detects low calcium levels in the blood, then it takes calcium from the bones leading to weak brittle bones. Calcium also plays an important role in PMS associated depression and anxiety. Vitamin D also helps boost calcium levels in the body, thereby making it one of the essential vitamins for anxiety recovery.