Vitamins for anxiety
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Modern life can take a toll on our mental wellbeing; a stressful day at work can ramp up your anxiety levels and might even cause you to have a night of interrupted sleep, which increases stress in a vicious cycle. It’s never been more important to keep your diet topped up with essential vitamins, minerals and botanicals to combat stress and anxiety and ensure you get a restful night’s sleep. Our mental wellness supplements are the perfect way to support your overall wellbeing.
What vitamins are good for supporting mental health?
A diet rich in feel-good hormone generating foods will help to support good mental health. Foods such as turkey, cottage cheese, low-fat yoghurt and milk contain tryptophan, an amino acid that helps make serotonin – the feel-good hormone that elevates your mood and reduces heightened anxiety responses.
Deficiency in B vitamins is commonly associated with stress. This is because they are necessary for the healthy and proper functioning of the nervous system. B vitamins also help boost energy levels, helping combat tiredness and fatigue, common symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. Meanwhile, vitamin C is vital to help the body cope with fatigue, a common side effect of stress and anxiety.
Essential fats such as omega 3 can also help to reduce the sympathetic nervous response, activated during periods of stress and anxiety.
What vitamins help with anxiety?
There is a suggested link between vitamin B deficiency and high anxiety levels too. Symptoms of B vitamin deficiency may include a lot of signs that co-align with symptoms of anxiety, such as rapid heartbeat, nervousness and difficulty concentrating. Vitamin B can help reduce the “anxiety” effects by promoting a healthy nervous system function.
What are the symptoms of a B12 deficiency?
Symptoms of B vitamin deficiency can include but aren’t limited to; rapid breathing or shortness of breath, headaches, indigestion, loss of appetite, palpitations, problems with your vision and feeling weak or tired.