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vitaminsResearch has found that this single supplement may help boost mood and reduce stress.

Australian researchers gave men aged 50-69 a multivitamin or a placebo for 8 weeks. 'Using the Depression Anxiety, and Stress Scale (DASS), researchers analyzed symptoms. men who took the supplement had reduced symptoms of DAS as well as improvement in alertness and general daily funtioning.

A study from the UK confirms the results. 2 Men took the multivitamins for 28 days had a significant reduction in anxiety and stress. They also had more energy.  Remember that prescription meds take at least that long to kick in. Sometimes you won't even feel the full effects for a few months. 3 And in the mean time, you have to deal with side effects while your body adjusts to the medication. Diarrhea, headaches, nauseas are common side effects. 

The Australian study used a multivitamin that contained vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and herbal extracts. 

Studies have found several inks between diet and mental illness. 4 and people who are deficient in essential vitamins and nutrients often display notable symptoms. Vitamins B, D, and C deficienceis can lead to fatigue, chronic stress, and anxiety. 5 A mineral deficiency of magnesium can lead to confusion and agitation. Calcium and zin deficiencies are linked to nervousness and paranoia. So really, it's not surprise that a multivitamin can help.

Some stress i good for us. It keeps u on our toes. 6

But daily stressors can leave you in physical and emotional pain. Then it becomes a serious condition. Stress depletes the body of the very nutrients needed to control it. 7 Bottom line. when you're under more stress than usual, take a multivitamins. 

Of course doctors are quick to hand out scripts. But taking an antidepressant won't replenish your body with the essential nutrients it may be lacking.

A mutivitamin can't replace a healthy diet. But a good one can help give you the extra supplementation you may need. 

Make sure you choose a high quality multivitamin. Check that it's 100% organic. It may cost you a little extra than the big company brands, but it's worth it. 


Source & References:

1. http://institutefornaturalhealing.com/2013/05/this-surprising-supplement-calms-you-down/#Continue
2. http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10907676
3. http://pdrhealth.com/antidepressants/antidepressant-treatment-timeline
4. http://www.ncbi,nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2738337/
5. http://depression.about.com/cs/diet/a/vitamin_2.htm
6. http://webmd.com/depression/stress-anxiety-depression
7. http://voices.yahoo.com/how-vitamins-relieve-stress-7531504.html?cat=5