Anxiety Community
Vitamin B Question
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Vitamin B Question

Does anyone have advice/a preference for the best type of b complex for anxiety?  Ideas on how to keep the magnesium from making me nauseated would be appreciated as well.  Thanks all.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Not sure about the magnesium question -- magnesium doesn't usually nauseate people.  It can cause loose stools if you take too much or if you take unabsorbable forms of it.  Minerals can also be a problem if taken apart from meals, although magnesium can be useful for relaxing the muscles if taken apart from meals before bedtime.  The mineral most associated with causing nausea is iron.  As for the Bs, the most important for mood are B6 and B12, with folate another player and thiamine and niacinamide and niacin being involved as well with some of the symptoms.  The best complex would be what's called a stress B --  it's a B complex focusing on the Bs most involved in the nervous system plus Vitamin C.  Some stress Bs also contain relaxant herbs and some also contain adrenal regulating herbs.  If you test low in a certain vitamin B, then that would be one you would want to focus on.  The most likely for this is B12.  Vegetarians in particular can have a problem getting enough B12.  But B6 is so involved with manufacturing serotonin and GABA that it is also crucial, but too much of it can cause a neuropathy, so you want the right amount.  Because the Bs, particularly B6, B12, and folate, are synergistic with one another, taking too much of one can throw off the balance of the others, which is why B complexes are used, but there are times when just one is taken in deficiency cases.  
Blank
1381186_tn?1280205629
Thank you so much for the advice!
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
how do we tell if we have to much or little of one?
Blank
1118884_tn?1338596450
I'm going to get the B complex I used to take.  Thanks Paxiled for the great information.
Couldn't remember your advice as I stood in front of vitamins @ Walgreens today:).
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
6579347_tn?1388505968
Blank
mele48 And here I am again... Comment
11 mins ago
535089_tn?1400677119
Blank
Mollyrae commented on Why You Might Have A ...
1 hr ago
4059843_tn?1402216397
Blank
mishymoshymarcy Study hard, focus, and you ... Comment
1 hr ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
coh123
Grand Rapids, MN