Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Vitamin C and Emotional Health

According to medical and scientific research, our brain runs through its supply of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine during times of crisis or trauma. These are neurotrasmitters that promote emotional well being and stabilize moods. When levels of these transmitters drop in our brain, we can get depressed, anxious, stressed, or irritable.

One recognized prescription is to take Vitamin C, which is known to increase levels of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine as well as relieve stress. It may be taken as supplement, at least 2,000 milligrams a day in divided doses. Foods high in Vitamin C may also be taken such as brocolli, strawberries, oranges, papaya, sweet potatoes, kiwifruit, brussels sprouts, watermelons.

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