Stressed Out? – Could it be “B” vitamin deficiency?

Stress – It’s what most of us have too much of. Coping with day to day tasks and problems can sometimes be overwhelming – especially when the body is out of balance.
If I could run the healthcare system, I would make everyone try a good B-vitamin before ever allowing them to take a prescription anti-depressant. (By good, I do not mean what is sold at discount stores or at supermarkets.)
Look at the following signs of B-vitamin deficiency:
Worry, anxiety, insecurity, or highly emotional state.
Trouble with concentration.
Constantly fatigued.
Wake up at night and can’t get back to sleep.
Moody or depressed.
Always tense, can’t relax.
Mind races or excessive worry.
Stress and lifestyle choices make us burn B-vitamins. I find that supplementing small doses of the best quality B-vitamins in the correct ratios makes most people feel better to the point that they are happier, less stressed and sleeping well.
My favorite B vitamins are the phosphorylated form from Biotics Research – these are very “usable” by the body and come in several different ratios tailored to specific metabolic issues. My other favorite “B”s are food based, such as New Chapter’s. – These tend to be a little more expensive, but most people find that they work so well that it is worth the price.
The second nutrient I would have people try (if I were running things) is magnesium. Many of us are deficient in this essential mineral as it is hard to get in the average American diet.
Magnesium deficiency signs include:
Stress
Nervousness and anxiety
Constipation
Low energy
Headaches
Inability to sleep
Weakening bones
Hormonal imbalances
There are other issues and remedies that will effect and/or help our stress levels, but the point here is that there are 2 very common deficiencies that effect many people. I always promote fixing a deficiency or underlying problem rather than just fixing a symptom. Fixing a deficiency helps promote long-lasting health – which is what I think should be a priority of any health practice.

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About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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