Melt Away Stress with Vitamin B Foods
Who doesn’t have stress? Whether you have a tough project at work, a traffic-heavy commute, or a cute dog who keeps eating your slippers, stress seems to follow us around.
Those of us living in this modern, rapid-paced, action-packed world forget (or don’t know how) to feed our bodies what they need to handle physical, emotional, and mental stress. Our daily diets are severely lacking in vitamin B-rich foods that are needed to face and dissolve stress. Eventually stress gets the better of most of us and we need to take a break or go on vacation, but in worse cases, we get sick.
Luckily, vitamin B foods can address stress and act as your first line of defense! Even if you take time out for sports, hobbies, and relaxation, your body still needs this vital nutrition.
Our brains work on a complicated, complex network of chemical messengers (neurochemicals) that tell our bodies how to handle stress. When stress levels get high, these messengers tell various parts of our bodies to release other chemicals, like hormones, to calm us down, regulate our heartbeat, balance our metabolism, get some sleep, and take a break. Without vitamin B foods, there’s a breakdown in communication between the mind, brain and body.
The B-complex family plays a key role in maintaining the health of your nervous system. During times of stress, your body uses its store of B vitamins to deal with the mental and physical demands. Particularly needed in stressful situations are B-5, or pantothenic acid, niacin and folate. Although it is nearly impossible to avoid stress completely, lowering your stress levels can prevent rapid depletion of these nutrients. This is where meditation, yoga, guided imagery, or a good walk in the park makes perfect sense.
Vitamin B foods do not make stress go away, but they do make it easier to deal with, because a deficiency leads to the inability to think straight or concentrate. And, stress itself actually depletes vitamin B. So, if you have a job that requires a lot of brain power, and you have a lot of stress, then vitamin B may be just what the doctor ordered.
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Your body uses all parts of the Vitamin B Complex for different key functions of its electrical, energy-producing cycle — from brain function to digestion to nerve transmission. BFood Complex helps refresh, revitalize, energize and heal this system.