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Could Vitamin B12 Help Your Anxiety, Depression?

By Richard Zwolinski, LMHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski

ould a B12 vitamin deficiency be causing your depression, anxiety, even symptoms of psychosis? This video shows the effects a vitamin B12 deficiency can have …

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Could Vitamin B12 Help Your Anxiety, Depression?

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  1. Vitamin B12 deficiency is MUCH more common than most people realize. The culprit is our bodies’ inability to effectively absorb vitamin b12 through our stomach linings…this is also why orally ingested supplements fall short…only 4% of the vitamin makes it into our blood. That’s why I started taking b12 injections (and patches) several years ago and am glad i did:

  2. Vitamin B ( and D ) has really helped my depression and anxiety. It went from what I would call severe to moderate. It’s definitely worth trying?

    • Excuse me, I meant “worth a try!”

    • I just wanted to know if the b vitamins you are taking are a complex or B12 alone. I am presently suffering from a withdrawal from paxil with severe nausea and vertigo. This is my second attempt at withdrawing from paxil as I ended up in the hospital with the above mentioned symptoms on the last attempt. This time around I have decreased the paxil at a slow rate of 5 mg per week under a doctors supervision. My doc has also begun vitamin b12 injections at my request to ease the depression which was very severe. It has helped somewhat with the depression but I am now down to 3 mg of paxil daily and the nausea and vertigo have begun again. I am a little scared as I don;t really know if I am ever going to be able to get of paxil even though it no longer even helps with the depression what so ever. Any help from your experiences would be greatly appreciated.

      • I am happy to let you all know that the continued use of b12 injections has completely eliminated my depression. I initially took doses every day for one week but now I take 2 doses a week of 1500mcg which is only 1 and 1/2 mg.I am able to function very easily. My doctor was amazed at my recovery because she tested me for serum b12 and it was normal. This test is totally unreliable for vit b12 as it was for me. A more reliable test is Homocysteine levels . If they are high then b12 is low. Most doctors are uneducated in b12 and mine apologized for her ignorance but she plans to correct that. In Canada you can buy liquid b12 ( cobalamin) over the counter without a prescription $8 and the syringes are 25 cents and do your own injections. Each container has about 7 injections so it is very economical. My doctor was on board with me doing this and I am very glad as I travel a lot and find that doing my own injections is really affordable and very easy as you do not need to find a vein just intramuscular usually in the fleshy part of the leg about midway between knee and thigh on the outer side of the leg.All the best to those out there who have terrible debilitating depression. This procedure really worked for me. It might work for you also.

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