B Vitamins For The Blues

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Depression and anxiety are two of the most common mental illnesses.  There are many avenues for treatment, including medication.

In a new study, researchers wanted to see what the effect of B vitamins would have on these symptoms.  In this case, they used a B-complex in which the vitamins were in the methylated form.  This is the active form in the body.

Sixty adults with these symptoms were given either this B-complex or placebo for 60 days.  What they found was that those receiving the supplement showed significant improvement in symptom scores.

Pure Encapsulations has a B-complex similar to the one used in this study.

ISRN Psychiatry. 2013

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