It seems ironic that with so many innovations in technology designed to make our lives easier, they have instead become more stressful. The Internet and electronic devices have us wired 24/7, making it difficult to unplug and unwind. With round the clock access, most of us are no longer able to leave work at the office, and it is harder to compartmentalize work, friends and family.
B Vitamins and Stress
For most of us, some degree of stress is a given, but ongoing stress that never lets up can lead to serious metabolic disorders that send your health into a downward spiral. A recent Australian study revealed that B vitamins may play an important role in mitigating stress and anxiety, and promoting psychological wellbeing.
Study subjects were given either B vitamins supplements or a placebo over a 6-month period and evaluated for markers of occupational stress. The B vitamin group reported a 20% reduction in workplace stress, while the placebo group reported no significant change in stress levels.
B vitamins help you manage stress in a number of ways. Here is a rundown of the various B vitamins and the roles they play in stress reduction:
- B1 (Thiamine) helps make new cells, protects your immune system and helps your body break down simple carbohydrates. Leafy green veggies like spinach and kale are a good source.
- B2 (Riboflavin) is an antioxidant that fights free radicals, plays a role in red blood cell production and helps relieve migraine headaches. Find it in eggs, dairy and almonds.
- B3 (Niacin) supports your nervous system and promotes energy production. Look for it in fish, chicken and red meat.
- B5 (Pantothenic acid) plays a role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates, and produces sex- and stress-related hormones. Get it from avocados, yogurt and eggs.
- B6 (Pyrodoxine) helps regulate homocysteine, an amino acid linked to heart disease. It also produces serotonin, melatonin and norepinephrine and promotes good sleep. Find B6 in poultry, fish, lentils and sunflower seeds.
- B7 (Biotin) is essential for healthy hair, skin and nails, helps regulate glucose levels, and plays a vital role in fetal growth. Found in meat, fish and eggs.
- B9 (Folate) helps combat depression and memory loss, and is essential for neurological development of the fetus during pregnancy. Get it from root vegetables, leafy greens and salmon.
- B12 (Cobalamin) helps produce red blood cells, and supports the production of hemoglobin, the protein that transports oxygen in red blood cells. Found only in animal products like meat, fish and eggs.
Getting Enough B Vitamins
Because B vitamins are most abundant in animal products, many people who limit their intake of meat and fish may become deficient. Stress can also cause B vitamin depletion. To make sure you get enough B vitamins to help you combat the negative effects of stress, B complex IV therapy offers an effective solution.
During B vitamin infusion therapy, nutrients suspended in a saline solution are infused directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract to ensure full absorption. A relaxing session takes about an hour, and you will leave your session feeling energized and ready to tackle your next big project.
Stress Management B complex IV Therapy in NYC
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