Hi lybrate-user Talk to your doctor before you take a vitamin supplement. Keep in mind, the role of B vitamins in depression
isn't clear. If you have a vitamin deficiency
, taking a supplement may help. But no supplement can replace proven depression treatments such as antidepressants and psychological counseling.
The best way to make sure you're getting enough B-12 and other vitamins is to eat a healthy diet
that includes sources of essential nutrients. Vitamin B-12 is plentiful in animal products such as fish, lean meat, poultry, eggs, and low-fat and fat-free milk. Fortified breakfast cereals also are a good source of B-12 and other B vitamins.
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.