Anxiety Community
Vitamin B Question
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support through your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks, and 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
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled commented on SOY
38 mins ago
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Shane1997 commented on A very inspiring colu...
3 hrs ago
242912_tn?1402547092
Blank
Jade59 commented on breezytoo's status
6 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_universal
Blank
MI
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar_universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar_universal
Blank
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Greencastle, PA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_universal
Blank
MI
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
Avatar_universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
Avatar_universal
Blank
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Greencastle, PA