At this time a lot of my clients have either lost their jobs. Or are living with the axe hanging over their heads wondering if they will lose their jobs next.
So let us discuss Vitamin B and Stress.
B-group vitamins are a group of 8 vitamins that the body needs in small doses but are vital for metabolic processes such as energy production, red blood cell synthesis, nerve function and brain processes. When a body has had a stress response, the body has increased its energy consumption and thus will increase its use of Vitamin B.
Most Vitamins within this group cannot be stored by the body as they are water soluble and so must be consumed regularly as part of a nutritious and well balanced diet. They are also easily destroyed through food processing, alcohol and extended cooking.
Good sources of Vitamin B include wholemeal cereal grains, sesame seeds, legumes, wheatgerm, nuts, yeast, pork, milk, yoghurt, cottage cheese, egg, leafy green vegetables, liver, kidney, fish, poultry, red meats, mushrooms, cauliflower and citrus fruits.
Symptoms of Vitamin B deficiency can include irritability, decreased coordination, lethargy, fatigue, muscle weakness, anxiety, intestinal upset and muscle pain. If you have concerns that you may have a vitamin deficiency, these deficiencies must be diagnosed by a doctor. Vitamin supplements can be taken as a supplement for a balanced diet and should only be taken as directed by the manufacturer on the side of the bottle or by dieticians or accredited natural therapists.
“We are living in very complex stress filled times, and so it is very important to get back to basics.”
Bowen Therapy Specialist
Alternative Medicine Townsville for 23 years.