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B12 and Anxiety

I previously posted this on the Anxiety forum and it was recommended that I come over here--
Is there any relation between anxiety and a Vitamin B12 deficiency?
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Hi Ashrenmar,

I have done a lot of reading on the topic and there are a great number of deficiencies that can contribute to anxiety. B12 is just one. In fact, several B Vitamins play a role in anxiety. Vitamin B6 is required in the synthesis of Serotonin, a stress fighting neurotransmitter. Calcium and Magnesium are also important, as are L-Tryptophan (for Serotonin) and L-Theanine (for GABA). And those are just things your body needs. There are many herbal extracts that can help too, like Lemon Grass, Passionflower, Bacopa, Ashwagandha root and good old Green Tea.

You may want to check out a supplement called Tranquilene ( That's what I take for my anxiety and it has just about everything that I've found an anxious mind needs.
Vitamin B12 deficiency, may contribute to anxiety.
vertical heterophoria an eye condition can also cause anxiety.
Compelling evidence that monosodium glutamate (MSG) and other
excitotoxins in foods and beverages can induce a panic disorder in experimental animals  a reaction that exactly resembles what we are seeing in humans. low magnesium can magnify this effect.
Recent studies have shown that the vast majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium, both because of dietary deficiencies and because they drink too many carbonated soft drinks, among other
causes. Also, a number of prescription medications
deplete this essential substance. literally hundreds of tons of MSG and other excitotoxin additives are added to foods.
Most important is to avoid excitotoxins
in your food. These include MSG, aspartame, hydrolyzed proteins, vegetable protein, isolated protein, soy products (including soy protein isolates, soy protein and soy milk), natural flavoring, sodium
or calcium caseinate and others. All of these food additives worsen brain excitation and have been shown to specifically target the amygdala nucleus a set of neurons in the brain’s temporal lobe. They are key to the processing of emotions. Increase your vegetable intake to at least
5 servings a day. Reduce your intake of fats  especially saturated fats and omega-6 fats Magnesium is the body’s natural calmative agent. It reduces excitotoxicity when taken at bedtime, White tea contains a flavonoid called epigallocatechin gallate. This flavonoid has
recently been shown to calm the brain and reduce anxiety.
The herb valerian has been shown to activate the same calming brain
GABA receptor. It has been used to induce sleep but also calms anxiety during the day. It should not be mixed with medications that act as sedatives or tranquilizers.
Another product is Relora It's a blend of two extracts Phellodendron
amurense and Magnolia officinalis. In a number of tests, Relora has been shown to reduce excess cortisol levels associated with stress while
improving mood and reducing stress. It acts via the brain’s GABA and serotonin systems, which are both important in controlling anxiety.
Avoid caffeine. People with anxiety disorders hyper react to stimulants, such as caffeine.
Talk to your doctor first before trying any of these.
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