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How does vitamin B1 affect anxiety?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
Taking vitamin B1 decreases anxiety (even panic attacks) and improves mental clarity. Vitamin B1 also helps prevent the production of excess lactic acid, or lactate. Why is this important? Excess sensitivity to high levels of lactic acid has been linked to anxiety attacks.
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There is no good evidence that vitamin B1 has an impact on anxiety. While some people do take the vitamin because they think it will boost their mood or help fight stress, the National Institutes of Health says there is not enough research to prove it affects mental health in any way.

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