For many years I've told my patients that optimizing vitamin B levels can improve their mood. Now, a new study shows that vitamin B is a must for staying positive in the face of unrelenting stress.
Australian researchers studied 60 people who were under a lot of stress at work. Half took high-dose B vitamins and half didn't. After three months, those taking the B's had less mental and emotional strain, less confusion, and were less likely to feel dejected and depressed.
"The effect of 90 day administration of a high dose vitamin B-complex on work stress." Stough C, Scholey A, Lloyd J, Spong J, Myers S, Downey LA. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2011 Sep 8. doi: 10.1002/hup.1229. [Epub ahead of print]
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of eight research studies on their effective treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.