How to combat the Holiday Stress with the help of B Vitamins

December 01, 2020


How To Combat The Holiday Stress With The Help Of B Vitamins Min

Christmas is just around the corner and while there will be noticeable changes in how it will look outside (no big reunions and spectacular light shows), there’s no stopping Filipinos from keeping the festive spirit alive. [1]

 

Apart from the hearty eating and gift preparations, the holiday season also brings with it the coldest weather of the year and the possibility of experiencing the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on top of their day to day stress. [2]

 

Christmas brings about a number of stressors—from painful memories, managing family expectations, finding the perfect gifts, and not going over budget. [2] While these situations are unavoidable, there are steps you can take to minimize your stress, manage SADness, and relax.

 

B-Complex, your weapon against stress

To help combat stress, make sure you have enough B-Complex in your body. B-Complex is made up of eight different B vitamins, each with a specific function that helps support blood production and promotes DNA repair, among others. [3]

 

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B12 are known to help maintain a healthy nervous system. Together, these vitamins help to effectively fight the symptoms of stress. Other B vitamins are also vital in energy production, which is needed to support bodily systems that respond to stress. [3]

 

When you have equipped yourself with enough B vitamins, it also helps to practice the following:

 

Plan Ahead

To avoid getting caught in the holiday rush (albeit doing everything online), create an action plan. List down all the things you need to do so you can prioritize the most important tasks. [4]

 

Keep Your Finances in Check

Create a budget and stick to it. Spend only what you can afford and explore alternative gifting options if the budget is tight. [4]

 

Don’t Be Afraid to Say No

Say “yes” to things that bring you joy and say “no” to obligations that will cause you heartache and disappointment. [4]

 

While ‘tis the season to be merry, it’s also a season for stress and anxiety. To help manage this, equip your mind and body with enough vitamin B-complex.

 

Pharex Vitamin B1+B6+B12 is a supplement that contains the optimal amount of quality B-vitamins to support the busy mind and body. It contains vitamin B12 that helps improve mood and may even give you an energy boost to help you in your daily activities. [5]

 

 

Sources:

  1. https://interaksyon.philstar.com/trends-spotlights/2020/09/16/176933/a-coronavirus-free-christmas-filipinos-begin-100-days-countdown-to-december-25/
  2. https://nyctherapy.com/therapists-nyc-blog/how-to-combat-stress-during-the-holidays/
  3. https://www.blackmores.com.au/energy/vitamin-b/vitamin-b-for-stress#:~:text=Vitamins%20B1%2C%20B2%2C%20B3%2C,fight%20the%20symptoms%20of%20stress
  4. https://www.healthline.com/health/holiday-stress#tips
  5. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-b12-benefits