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Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorders Associated with Iron and Vitamin B6 Insufficiency

Japanese researchers have recently undergone a human study, and they discovered an essential connection between anxiety disorders and iron and vitamin B6 insufficiency.

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It has been established for a long time now that nervous and emotional disorders may be caused by the lack of vitamin B in the body. As a matter of fact, vitamins belonging to the B complex group are universally acknowledged for the significant beneficial impact they have on the health of the brain.

Panic Attack Symptoms

The primary symptoms associated with vitamin B deficiency include tiredness, weariness, agoraphobia (the fear of remaining alone in crowded public places), agitation, irritability and emotional instability.

Panic attacks are characterized by psychiatric events that are accompanied by a set of symptoms, occurring without any notice. Palpitations, shortage of breath, accelerated heart rhythm are some of the primary reactions of the typical panic attack. Other people link panic attacks with increased, uncontrollable trembling, sweating and the stressing sensation of suffocation.

Vitamin B and Iron contribute to the growth of serotonin

Japanese researchers have tested various vitamins belonging to B complex group, and they realized that vitamin B6 deficiency is the main problem associated with anxiety disorders. The results of the study show us that panic attacks that are associated with hyperventilation can be solved with the help of proper alimentation and supplements.

Hyperventilation commonly refers to a breathing disorder that is, in most cases, the result of chronic stress and anxiety. The person suffering from hyperventilation experiences shortage of air, aiming at breathing faster than normally and uncontrollably.

Vitamin B6 and iron play a crucial role in regulating the production of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is also known as “the hormone of happiness.”

Foods rich in vitamin B6 and tryptophan

Besides the alimentary vitamin B6 supplements, the persons dealing with panic attacks and anxiety disorders can always opt for the healing power of mother nature. The serotonin level can be significantly improved the natural way with the help of foods that contain substantial levels of tryptophan. Below are some food suggestions:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Chicken and turkey meat
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Bananas
  • Dark chocolate
  • Tuna
  • Eggs
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Mozzarella
  • Pistachio

Here are foods that are rich in vitamin B6:

  • Sunflower seeds
  • Flaxseeds
  • All sorts of nuts
  • Fish: salmon, tuna, herring
  • Chicken breast, chicken wings, turkey meat
  • Dried fruit: apricots, raisins
  • Lean beef meat
  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Cooked spinach

Your healthcare provider can further recommend you taking iron and vitamin B6 supplements if your test results indicate this necessity.


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11 commments

  1. Yes thats bang on what i was in deficiency for and my attacks soon subsided once i increased my intake of iron and vit c xx

  2. wow how true iv been iron deficient for a few years on n off and as my levels improve its helped anxiety

  3. Might get mine checked, iv been getting so many panic attacks and for no reason, even waking up during the night and having one. I v had iron problems in the past x

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