Scientists reveal vitamin B6 supplements may reduce anxiety and depression

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high-dose vitamin B6 supplements will lessen anxiety and depressive symptoms. Scientists at the University of Reading measured the impact of high doses of Vitamin B6 on young adults and found that they reported feeling less anxious and depressed after taking the supplements every day for a month. The study provides valuable evidence to support the use of supplements thought to modify levels of activity in the brain for preventing
or treating mood disorders. Dr David Field, the lead author from the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading, said: “The functioning of the brain relies on a delicate balance between the excitatory neurons that carry information
around and inhibitory ones, which prevent runaway activity.”Recent theories have connected mood disorders and some other neuropsychiatric conditions with a disturbance of this balance,often in the direction of raised levels of brain activity.