Depression and Stress Linked to Deficiency in B12 Vitamins

The natural institute of mental health recently confirmed depression, fatigue, anxiety and mood swings can be traced to low levels of B vitamins, including vitamin B12, B6 and folic acid. Over twenty million North Americans suffer from depression. Compounding the problems associated with depression include difficult, even devastating side effects from prescriptive anti-anxiety drugs. Can B12 vitamins really offer you relief from depression, stress and fatigue? Due to extensive testimony, we believe B12 vitamin supplements can and do offer significant relief.

There is growing recognition amongst both neurological and psychiatric experts that people who suffer from moderate to severe depression, with ‘so called’ acceptable minimal levels of B vitamins may actually not be getting enough of the crucial nutrients. With effective supplementation, improvements and relief from depression can, and do occur.

Known benefits of Vitamin B12 include:

  • relief from depression
  • increase energy
  • aid in stress relief
  • reduce risk of heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s
  • support a restful sleep

How to maximize absorption of Vitamin B12

All vitamin supplements and methods of delivery are not created equal. Many vitamins are not ‘bio-available’ which means they are not easily absorbed by the body. Some studies have shown that the average blood levels of Vitamin B12 increase by only 1.2% after passing through the digestive system when taken orally. The most effective form of B12 supplementation is either by injection or taken sublingually (dissolves under the tongue). Taken sublingually, blood levels of B12 are shown to increase by 90% or more. If you are looking for a natural solution to stress relief or want to combat depression, Vitamin B12 supplements may be a solution for you.

Prescriptive anti-anxiety drugs are now at an all time high. Doctors hear complaints of anxiety, stress, fatigue, lethargy, moodiness and depression at increasing rates. Research shows that an acute deficiency of Vitamin B12 and folic acid can cause severe depression.