Major Depression: Can B Vitamins
Be Your Solution to Feeling Better Today?
Major Depression affects 17 million Americans each year and is four times more likely to affect older adults than the young – major depression is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and worldwide.
Studies of patients with major depressive disorders have found that the duration and severity of depressive episodes are associated with blood levels of Folic Acid. The lower the Folic Acid level, the longer and more sever the episode.
It’s scientifically proven that a deficiency of Vitamins B-12 and Folic Acid will cause severe depression and eventual psychosis.
This fact has led researchers to explore the relationship between more moderate depressive disorders and low levels of
Now, neurologists and psychologists agree – deficiencies of B Vitamins contribute to depressive disorders – and
B vitamin deficiencies
are so easily corrected.
Depression and Aging
Your ability to absorb B Vitamins through your digestive system drastically decreases as you age – just when you need these essential vitamins the most for disease prevention and emotional balance.
A sublingual delivery system speeds B Vitamins directly to your bloodstream, avoiding the digestive system altogether, along with the likelihood that these vital nutrients will not be absorbed. Laboratory tests show sublingual B12’s patented delivery system raises blood levels of Vitamin B-12 by 90%.
Emotional Balance You Can Count On
Unlike potentially harmful and numbing pharmaceutical drugs, a continual supply of the nutrients you need to maintain your emotional health and well-being will give you the emotional stability that only balanced nutrition can. Sublingual B12 optimizes your body’s use of these “feel-good” nutrients by bypassing the digestive system to maximize absorption instantly into the bloodstream.
Discouragement and Irritability
The National Institute of Mental Health has confirmed that studies demonstrate low levels of Vitamin B6 in depressed patients. The British Journal of Psychiatry concluded that more should be done to ascertain whether Vitamin B-6 deficiencies exist in the mentally ill in order to detect and treat deficiencies – research evidences that as many as 20% of people hospitalized for depression lack sufficient Vitamin B6.
The Low Folate – Depression Link
A low or deficient blood level of Folic Acid has been detected in 15-38% of adults suffering from depression, and there is now increasing evidence that supplementation with therapeutic amounts of folate can significantly improve the condition of depressed patients. - Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 55, May 1997
A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research IN 1986 reports that Folic Acid deficiency is common in those that experience depressive symptoms. Researchers concluded that a Folic Acid deficiency may pre-dispose or aggravate psychiatric disturbances, particularly major depression.
Like Vitamin B6, Folic Acid helps produce most of our mood-regulating neurochemicals – low levels of Folic Acid promote major depression and high levels seem to deter it. - Drugs, Issue 45, May 1993
As you can see, depression is no laughing matter and it affects millions of people worldwide. For more information on how I overcame depression in my life, please
to read my vitamin B-12 success story.
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