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SUMMARY: B Vitamins Cure Depression quickly 25 mg to 300 mg/day, also 5000 mcg B12 helps
5-HTP 100 mg/day provides serotonin neurotransmitters to think more clearly, more in depth, with less confusion, and less anger. Synthetic vitamins are just as good as natural vitamins and much cheaper, go cheap, its the same thing 100 mg of B6 is 100 mg of B6. "Vitamin B Complex" or "B-100" usually have all the B vitamins (better) 100 mg size, not 15 mg

LACK OF B VITAMINS CAUSES DEPRESSION: quote "DON'T WORRY, B HAPPY: If your seriously low on any of the B vitamins, depression is one of the earliest symptoms. In fact, studies show....over three-quarters of all depressed patients have a pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) deficiency. Giving these patients even small doses of pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) improves their depression" - pg 54 "Idiots Guide to Vitamins & Minerals" by Alan H. Pressman, D.C., Ph.D., C.C.N. This page

Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression.

The B vitamins, especially folic acid and vitamin B6, can be helpful in mild depression, and you should know that B vitamins can increase the efficacy of prescription anti-depressants.

according to a case report from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital published in The New England Journal of Medicine. It could have been worse, severe vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell, and more.

low levels of B6 in the body. Symptoms of serious deficiency include: Muscle weakness, Nervousness, Irritability, Depression, Difficulty concentrating, Short-term memory loss.

Vitamin B6 helps your body make serotonin, a chemical that influences mood. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, and some antidepressant medications work by raising levels of serotonin.

An association between low blood levels of folate, vitamins B6 and B12 and a higher prevalence of depressive symptoms has been reported in several epidemiological studies. The present study aimed to assess the association between folate, vitamins B6 and B12 intake and depresion prevalence

Those who do not take Vitamin supplements, do not get enough B Vitamins:
quote ".... only a fraction of U.S. adults currently get the recommended daily intake of all B vitamins by diet alone"
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Most people don't take vitamins, most people are depressed (and hide it)
20% to 30% of people take vitamins "Daily" ///// 50 % to 80% never take vitamins. Data previously posted at

Even those who take a multi vitamin (good to do) do not get enough B vitamins to keep them happy, as the official RDI is enough to keep you alive but not happy

I ESTIMATE that at least 80% to 90% or more are DEPRESSED, but since most everyone is, why bother? because happiness is just a few B vitamins away....

Dr Shari Lieberman and Dr Andrew Weil both concur that the "recommended daily intake" RDI (or older RDA) will keep you "Alive but Not Happy" Most people are not even getting the RDI or RDA needed for survival. Dr Shari Lieberman's "Real Vitamin and Mineral Book" suggests the Optimum dose for B Vitamins as 25 mg to 300 mg daily. Andrew Weil MD suggests 50mg/day for his brand (Medical staff with stressful jobs sometimes take up to 1000 mg of B Complex /day, I used to but now more like 600 mg/day). ALSO: get a separate B-12 (in mcg not mg) at least 1000 mcg per day, I get at least 10,000 mcg /day of B-12 (mental physical coordination and well being). Vitamin List RDI/RDA & Dr Shari Lieberman's "Optimum daily intake" So get a multivitamin and get a "B Complex" or "B Stress Formula" or "B-100" in the 100 mg size, and get 25 to 300 mg per day (600 up to 1000 mg is ok for an adult, but not 2000 mg daily), weight proportion for children, good for happy children daily, good for better grades, and plenty in prenatal vitamins already

Signs of Depression: "Come on Bob, were all going out to watch the sunset, you want to come along? let's go", "No, that's ok, you go ahead WITHOUT ME, I'll just wallow here in my misery" (I used to be like that, I can understand, lots of people don't get their B vitamins, it's sad),

But the 100 mg size is on the shelf, every store, many brand names
5-HTP 100 mg: I would also get some "5-HTP" 100 mg/daily. I take 100 mg daily, it provides "Serotonin" aka "neurotransmitters" needed for thought process and transference of information within the brain, more depth of thought and better utilization of the mind. Lack of "Serotonin" aka "neurotransmitters" is the reason that people become confused or even angered (when the world behaves like they do). More about "5-HTP"

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MORE INFO about Proper Doses of other Vitamins & Minerals including daily requirements, min and max for water (still researching air)

FORMER QUOTATIONS: all my links to these quotations have disappeared, they existed, but those web site all let you down, as they are all commercial, they don't care if you live or die, they don't care if you die of depression, they are busy saving lives (golfing).

B6 What are the signs of a deficiency? "....confusion, depression and insomnia" ~Andrew Weil MD

"Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) deficiency may lead to anemia, depression, dermatitis, high blood pressure (hypertension), water retention, and elevated levels of homocysteine."

Those who do not take Vitamin supplements, do not get enough B Vitamins:
quote ".... only a fraction of U.S. adults currently get the recommended daily intake of all B vitamins by diet alone"

Most people don't take vitamins, most people are depressed (and hide it)
20% to 30% of people take vitamins "Daily" ///// 50 % to 80% never take vitamins Background Music by Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry Be Happy"'t_Worry,_Be_Happy
MIDI version of Don't Worry Be Happy


I get 300 mg of B1, B2, B6, and 5,000+ mcg of B12 daily
Get the 100 mg size (read labels), Grocery Stores, Pharmacies, anyplace that sells lots of vitamins, some are open 24 hours per day (must contain at least all four: B1 B2 B6 B12)
Do it today, Don't Delay, B Happy
MUSIC ON THIS PAGE "Dont Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin found on the internet and remixed by Archure. Also, Hear MUSIC by ARCHURE

B Vitamins are essential for proper functioning of the brain, but most people do not get enough B Vitamins, give this page priority
New Improved: download, print out, "B Happy CardsWord.DOC or PDF
Pass these cards out to depressed people (see signs of depression listed below)
Pass these out to anyone and everyone, Keep America and the World, Coherent and Happy

"Idiots Guide to Vitamins & Minerals" by Alan H. Pressman (photo), D.C., Ph.D., C.C.N. says pg 54 
"DON'T WORRY, B HAPPY: If your seriously low on any of the B vitamins, depression is one of the earliest symptoms. In fact, studies show that at least one in four of all people hospitalized for depression is deficient in pyridoxine (B-6) and cobalamin (B-12); another study suggests that over three-quarters of all depressed patients have a pyridoxine deficiency. Giving these patients even small doses of pyridoxine (B-6) improves their depression. Folic acid supplements have been shown to help elderly patients who are depressed. People who take lithium to control bipolar disorder (manic depression) sometimes benefit from taking additional choline. If you take lithium, read the information in Chapter 12 and discuss choline supplements with your doctor before you try them. 
BOOSTING YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: When your body comes under attack from germs, your immune system swings into action. To launch an effective counterattack, your body needs to quickly produce a bunch of complicated proteins and the enzymes that help them work better and faster. And for that you need all your B vitamins because the B's are all closely involved with moving amino acids around to make proteins, hormones, and enzymes." END OF QUOTE by PRESSMAN

SIGNS OF DEPRESSION: (not to be confused with the astrological book, I met the author at a AFA convention)

"Come on Dave, were all going to the Bellagio Buffet for breakfast before going to the convention", "no, that's ok, you guys go ahead, I'LL JUST GO sit in the Keno lounge".
OR "Come on Herman, we want to get you in this photograph too, come on over Herman", "no, that's ok, I don't wanna be in the picture, YOU GO AHEAD WITHOUT ME".

The key words are usually "no that's ok, you go ahead without me".  They feel rejected, and they put themselves in that position, they do it to themselves.  Why? because they, like millions of other Americans, are severely low in B Vitamins (if they only knew, and even then, once informed, they sometimes refuse to take the B Vitamins, and eventually hopefully see a doctor who gives them a B Vitamin Injection).
OR "I came to Las Vegas to have a fun time, but I'm not really having fun, isn't there anything to do for fun around here?" Well you spent a fortune for your air fare, hotel room, meals, and gambling, why not go to CVS or one of the Walgreen's on The Las Vegas Strip and pick up a B Vitamin supplement (100 mg size) for only around $7 to $12, that will get you having fun.  Take a Holiday, take a Holiday every day.  

BETTER BUY?   Any grocery store or pharmacy where vitamins are sold. Any brand name. Some may be initially cheaper, but often the dosage is much smaller, thus it may not be the better buy.  You will have to compare and estimate.  60 tabs of 25 mg for $5.50???, or 50 tabs of 100 mg for $11.00??? (the later being the better buy).  

INSTRUCTIONS: You can take them with a glass of water (admittedly, they taste kind of "gaggy", but they sure do make you Happy, within 30 Minutes), and you can take them with a meal or on an empty stomach.  (Better to take them with Water than coffee or soda, just to get them down the throat, as coffee and soda are both acidic, and water is just easier). 

IF YOU HAVE NOT HAD B SUPPLEMENTS DAILY for a while, I would advise taking 600 mg per day for at least 2 days, just to get you back in the pink.  WARNING: if you have been low on your B Vitamins and suddenly take a large dosage, you may experience convulsions of laughter (you'll get over it). I met an RN (Registered Nurse) and asked how many milligrams (mg) of B Vitamins she consumed per day, she said 1,000 mg, I laughed and she said "but I need to" (with all the good work she does, good for her). 1,000 mg /day is safe.   

"You don't really need that much, after your body absorbs what it needs, the rest is flushed out of the body in the urine"
WRONG KIMOSABE:  As I gradually increased my intake of B Vitamins, over many months (many Moons ago), I noticed a great difference.  The amounts listed here are the right amounts which you should be getting.   

"I eat a healthy diet, I get all the vitamins and minerals I need thru those foods naturally".   WRONG AGAIN KIMOSABE: If you ask those people how much you need of which vitamin, or what the natural source is, they can't tell you, and they don't smile like author experts Alan Pressman PhD, Dr. Andrew Weil, Shari Lieberman , or myself. (photos on this page).  
B Vitamins naturally occur in Liver, which is so extremely high in Cholesterol, that it is dangerously Toxic to your system to get them thru that source.  But just so you should know, in the event of a World War 3 Nuclear Holocaust, after the radiation fallout and cloud cover clears (2 years), if you are still alive, you can come out of your hiding hole and search for liver if you must.  But as long as we have a civilized world with vitamin manufacturers making B Vitamins, help yourself, they are cheap and healthy.  But that's up to you.  

"But I don't wanna be healthy and happy, you go ahead"

                                Well? That's up to you.