How B Vitamins Reduce Stress


Do you know that having adequate B vitamins is the key to ‘true happiness’? When we talk about happiness, we often associate it with the terms ‘contentment’, ‘fulfillment’ or ‘self-satisfaction’. However, achieving ‘true’ happiness can also be achieved through nutrition. Allow me to explain.

B Vitamins are essential nutrients that support our nervous system and keep our mood stable. If we look at it on a deeper perspective, they are compounds vital for regulating the proper dopamine levels. Also known as the ‘party neurotransmitter’, this brain chemical is closely associated to our pleasure system, the part responsible for arousal and the ability to keep normal levels of psychological and physical activity. Having low levels of dopamine can lead to social anxiety, depression, inability to feel pleasure and failure to handle stress properly. In a nutshell, dopamine makes a person feel good.

But so does sugar. If we feel exhausted and low, we usually look for something inside the pantry or refrigerator that can shoot our dopamine level up. It could be cookies, chocolates or the yummy muffins. Although this is a normal impulse, it does not help you. Ironically, the more sugar you take, the more you deplete the dopamine levels and your entire pleasure system. As a result, this will mess up other neurotransmitters and mood, which will make you feel much worse. But what’s worse is that the more toxic your body is, the greater your cravings for sugar. Indeed, it is a quick shot of elation and the body is aware of it.

Effects of B Vitamins in Body and Mind

B Vitamins is said to be the ‘stress vitamins’. Below are some of the reasons why many people are taking this vitamin to manage stress levels.

1. Improve mood – B vitamins have an indirect but vital role in the production of critical neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
2. Reduce levels of homocysteine – this is a harmful amino acid linked with an increased risk of degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s.
3. Excellent energy booster – lack of Vitamin B12 may cause systems of fatigue, ranging from mild to severe.

Why Detox Cleansing is Important to Reduce Stress?

To disrupt the cycle and reestablish stability, it is important to introduce Cleansing in your system. Because the Alchemy of Nutritional Detox cleanse does not apply the concept of deprivation, you will never have difficulty fighting cravings. In this approach, you don’t need to deny yourself. Once you get through the Cleanse Phase, you will be aware of how exceedingly salty or sweet processed foods truly are. You will realize the true sweetness of natural foods.

Allow yourself to enjoy the different array of flavors of various foods. You will observe the vibrant and steady your level of energy is and how clearer you can think. Once you achieved rejuvenation, it won’t be much difficult to avoid that chocolate cake.

About Dzung Vu(Price)

Dr. Dzung Vu (Price), Founder of Beyond Good Health Clinics, educates, trains and treats individuals with challenging chronic health conditions. As a holistic medical practitioner with 23 years in practice her goal is to empower her students and clients physically, emotionally and spiritually to allow them to get back on track with a healthy and purposeful life.

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