The Greatest Nutritional Deficiency in America: Vitamin B-Complex
One of the most common nutritional deficiencies and most commonly misdiagnosed problems in America is B-COMPLEX DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (BCDS). Since most doctors feel either that vitamin deficiencies are a lot of bunk, or that “enriched” processed foods fill nutritional voids, a lot of bogus diagnoses are given to people suffering from a simple deficiency of B vitamins.
Some of the bogus diagnosis and symptoms include:
Hypoglycemia (*more on this later.)
Neuritis (inflammation of the nerves which cause pain)
Weakness and fatigue
Muscular pain and soreness
Sound serious? When you consider all the possible different diagnoses and drug therapies for each symptom listed is downright horrifying.
*To an individual who has problems handling sugar, refined sugar is equivalent to a poison! A list of symptoms accompanying hypoglycemia is impressive. Apprehension, depression, inability to concentrate, cravings for sweets and chocolate, ADD, dizziness, crying spells, mental cloudiness, unrealistic fears, worry, sleepiness, insomnia, double vision, low reflex response, chronic fatigue, pain.
It is not easy to get real B vitamins in the American diet. The riches source of these vitamins is Brewer’s yeast (not exactly a staple of the average American’s diet). Other rich sources include liver, animal foods and whole grain cereal.
As for the cereal, do not get too excited. No amount of synthetic B-vitamins added, enriched or fortified to food will substitute for the real B-complex found in nature. The only cereals that contain the true B-complex vitamins are the all-natural whole grain cereals that most people do not eat.
When you strip a grain of all its nutrition, make it into white bread or commercial cereal, and add a few synthetic nutrients like thiamine hydrochloride, it is still a nutritionally counterfeit food, no matter what the medical-drug-food-dairy-chemical distributors (of misinformation and lies) tell you. If “enriched” foods, which are consumed by the tons, were truly enriched by the added synthetics, BCDS, and all the health problems associated with it, would not exist.
“Since we obtain vitamin B12 only from animal foods in our diet, deficiencies tend to develop among strict vegetarians, especially vegan children, who eat no animal products. However, the elderly, and those who are unable to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestinal tract are also at risk, as well as those who are pregnant or who suffer hemorrhage or intestinal disorders (Dr. Weil).”
When you suffer from B-vitamin deficiency over a long period of time, undue stress is placed upon the glands that provide you the ability to cope with stress–the Adrenal Glands. As long as the adrenal glands can put out sufficient adrenal hormone, you will survive BCDS. But when adrenal function can no longer compensate, the symptoms will slowly creep up and if ignored, can turn into a chronic health condition.
Weakening adrenal functioning in the face of starvation for B-vitamins causes about half of all the low back pain in America. Continued weakening of adrenal leads to heart problems, even heart attacks. And when adrenal function nears the critical stage, nervous exhaustion occurs, with the potential of a full-blown nervous breakdown.
You court disaster by treating conditions like hypoglycemia, candida, PMS and other conditions with drugs or bizarre diets. Instead, alter your diet to include foods rich in B-vitamins. If foods are not enough, get a food natural vitamin B complex supplement such as Biotics Research Bio-3B-G (3-6 tablets daily).
The most common complaints of people suffering from BCDS (especially women) are depression and the tendency to cry easily. The next most classical symptom of BCDS is a constant feeling that something dreadful is about to happen.
If you start a nutritional supplement program, be alerted that after a few days to a week on the program, unusual or increased fatigue or even exhaustion is not uncommon. This increased fatigue results from repair mechanisms within the body, and is proof that the program is working. The increased fatigue is typically short-lived.
Within 30 days, you will begin feeling much better. But it can take some people longer than others. If you have already advanced to the stage of having severe symptoms, it may take several months or even longer than a year to completely recover.