Stressful situations can happen in everyone’s lives every now and then. Stress from all kinds of uncomfortable experiences most of the times gives rise to mood changes, and it can lead to chronic anxiety, depression, and even severe panic attacks.
But can stress be the only or the number one reason for these mood shifts? New studies are showing out that this does not have to be the case.
Anxiety and other mood disturbances can be caused on a physiological level from lacking just one specific nutrient, and it’s one that millions of people are at risk for becoming deficient in due to modern dietary trends. Do you get enough of it in your diet?
Why We Experience Mood Issues
It has been estimated that about 1 in 10 American adults and 1 in 7 adolescents are having common mood disorder every year, and frightening panic attacks are being increasingly reported by everyone from actors and celebrities to everyday kids and adults.
Every year over 18% of the American population will live with anxiety, and 7% will have depression. An estimated 4.7% of adults will have a panic attack disorder in their lifetime.
All three are making it harder for people to lead day-to-day lives.
In the medical community, there is currently no agreed upon theory about the one cause of mood disorders, and a combination of all three genetic, psychological and physiological causes is suggested. There is, however, the most recognized theory that all of them stem from imbalances in the brain.
In the last decade, a new theory has also emerged that linked mood disorders, nutritional and chemical imbalances stem from our toxic food and environment combined with chemical-laden processed food.
The good news is that, aside from work with a highly quality naturopathic or functional doctor, there is one vitamin you can take that won’t cause harm, and may be able to heal you from any and all of these disorders.
How To Know If You are Vitamin B12 Deficient
To know if you are one of the 40% of adults who lack vitamin B12, besides taking a blood test, you can look for the following symptoms to discuss with your health professional:
-Lack of energy even when getting at least 8 hours of sleep
Feeling pins and needles in hands and feet
-Experiencing problems remembering things
-Your skin looks pale.
-Becoming highly emotional easily