I’m ashamed to admit my repeated dismissals of this amazing supplement. I’d been advised by my gynecologist on multiple occasions to give B-Complex a try in order to ease my hormone-induced mood swings. I had tried birth control pills and virtually every antidepressant on the market. I even paid big money to procure customized herbal tinctures to no avail. How could such a seemingly puny vitamin help if all these powerful drugs failed? Well, I’m here to tell you that it really worked for me.
I have been taking B-Complex vitamins for over two years, and I would say I am myself 100% of the time these days. I do have my moments, but at least now I can recognize them, and calm down most of the time. On days prior to my period, or upon detection of the impending shrew, I find comfort in taking an extra dose (which has been approved by my doctor). I’m not sure if the added milligrams truly contribute to my relief, or if it’s the placebo effect. Whichever the element, I’ll take it!
I do prefer a specific brand because of it’s higher bioavailability, meaning it’s better absorbed by the body. It’s available in most health and natural food stores. This is not to say that the brands you find in the big discount and grocery stores don’t work, I have just found I need to take more than the recommended dosage to see results. Spend less take more, and vice versa. It all comes out in the wash. I just feel better buying stuff from hippies.
Now that I’ve extolled the virtues of this lovely miracle pill, I must remind you that I am in no way, shape or form a medical anybody. Please consult with your doctor before adding this or any other supplement to your daily arsenal.