Stressed? Anxious? You May Need More Vitamin B.

Vitamin b

Hello loves, ❤

Stress is a big thing that we all encounter, some more then others 😦 It’s unfortunate but we need to learn to deal with bc if we let it take its toll, this is where we fall into ruts & feel down etc.

I have purchased Mega B from Natures Way & I am so excited to try this bc it helps out the body so much.

See below the benefits of the different types of Vitamins B ❤

The research into the importance of B Vitamins for dealing with stress is well documented. One study coming out of Swinburne University in Melbourne found that participants taking a Vitamin B-Complex supplement reported a 20% reduction in work related stress. This is in contrast to the control group in the study, who were given a placebo and reported no significant change in stress levels.

Vitamin B is not one vitamin, rather it is a group of vitamins that can help support our bodies during stressful times.

Let’s look at each of the B Vitamins that can help support your body during stressful times, and why each is important.

VITAMIN B1: THIAMINE

Foods rich in thiamine include fish, nuts, seeds and green peas.

Thiamine is needed for:

  • maintaining nerve health.
  • mood regulation
  • energy production
  • may play a role in memory and concentration.

VITAMIN B3: NIACIN

Foods rich in niacin include beetroot, beef liver & kidney, fish and seeds.

Niacin is needed for:

  • supporting the digestive system.
  • mood regulation (B3 deficiency can lead to depression, irritability, stress and mood disturbances).
  • Energy production.
  • Control of blood sugar and nerve health.

VITAMIN B6: PYRIDOXINE

Food sources of pyridoxine include bananas, beef / turkey liver, tuna and chick peas.

Pyridoxine is needed for:

  • helping manufacture neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, which aids in the body’s ability to cope with depression, stress and anxiety.
  • immune system support.

VITAMIN B9: FOLATE / FOLIC ACID

Food sources of folate include broccoli, spinach and dried legumes (chick peas, lentils, beans).

Folate is needed for:

  • energy production.

VITAMIN B12: CYANOCOBALAMIN

Food sources include fish, meat (especially liver), poultry and dairy.

Vitamin B12 is needed for:

  • general brain support.
  • supports melatonin and serotonin production (both of which are critical  to mood, relaxation and sleep.

CONSIDER A VITAMIN B COMPLEX SUPPLEMENT

The B group vitamins are not stored b y the body like many other vitamins and minerals. Whatever B Vitamins you eat that are not absorbed by your body are excreted within hours. As such, a Vitamin B Complex like Nature’s Way Mega-B taken daily might be of benefit, particularly during times of stress when we tend to neglect our body and diet. Taking a Vitamin B Complex supplement is a good way to ‘top up’ your daily vitamin B levels and, research suggests, may be an effective way to reduce stress levels (or at least better equip our bodies with the right nutrition to deal with stress).

I will start taking note of how I feel etc & I’ll re-group in about 4 weeks & share how I am feeling & if my stress levels have improved ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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I’m Sorry For What My Anxiety Makes Me Do

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Hello loves, ❤

I’m sorry for what my anxiety makes me do. And I want you to know that it’s not me, it’s my anxiety. It’s not me, it’s the chemical imbalance in my brain. It’s not who I am fully, it’s just a piece of me.

Anxiety makes me talk too fast or not at all. It makes me stay up too late and toss and turn until it’s 3 am and my mind is still running a marathon. Anxiety makes me have dark circles under my eyes that not even a $30 dollar concealer can combat them. It makes my eyes burn in the morning when I’m looking up at the sun trying to shake away the exhaustion. It makes me fucking tired.

I’m sorry for what my anxiety makes me do. And you need to know that it’s not me. It’s not who I am or who I want to be. It’s anxiety.

Anxiety makes me want to go nonstop. It makes me gogogo until I run out of steam. Anxiety makes me break over and over again. It makes me say things I shouldn’t say. It makes me spill secrets that shouldn’t have been shared to be. It makes me talk behind people’s back, hissing at someone else’s personality, just to feel a bit more alive.

Anxiety turns me into someone I don’t want to be.

Anxiety makes me lose friends. It makes me paranoid that noone truly loves me. It makes me cancel on dates because I’m afraid of silence. It makes my hands shake for no reason. It makes me think I’m going mad.

Anxiety makes me stay inside when the weather is bright and beautiful. It makes me not go out with friends and family even when I really want to. It makes me take a pill every single morning, to combat the demons in my mind.

Anxiety makes me think the worst things about myself.

It says to me I’m not good enough. that I’m not strong enough. That I’ll always be alone. That I’ll always feel like this. That my friends aren’t really my true friends. That he never loved me. That I’ll never get over him no matter how much time has passed.

Anxiety turns me into a darker version of myself. It turns me into a person who stutters. Who can’t drink too much coffee. Who is afraid of love. It makes me cancel and re plan. It makes me isolate myself from everyone I love. It makes me tired. It makes it so hard to breathe when all I want to do is breathe.

Anxiety makes me hide my hands from people so they don’t see my un manicured fingers. It makes me hate everyone and everything. It makes me think that there is no point in daylight. That there’s too much darkness in the world to even imagine.

So I’m sorry for my anxiety makes me do. I’m sorry for what my anxiety tells me. I’m sorry for canceling. I’m sorry for the drunken texts. I’m sorry for the biting of my fingers until they bleed. I’m sorry for trying to breathe. I’m sorry for talking too fast in order for my brain to catch up with my thoughts. 

I’m sorry for thinking too much. I’m sorry for not being able to shut it off. I’m sorry to my brain. I’m sorry you have to deal with this.

So you see, anxiety is at fault. Not me.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

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