The B complex vitamins are extremely beneficial for a number of conditions and may be necessary in extra amounts at certain times in a persons life. Many individuals suffer from anxiety and stress at one time or another and research has found that the B complex vitamin can be advantageous in helping alleviate the symptoms. When your body is going through stress it depletes stores of B vitamins. The B vitamins are necessary to help maintain the proper functioning of the nervous system. Deficiencies in Vitamin B can lead to anxiety, irritability, restlessness, fatigue, etc. There is more than one kind of Vitamin B. It is best to take all eleven of the B vitamins together in a B-complex supplement since they tend to work together. Generally available in a 50 or 100 complex of all eleven B vitamins which can be taken once a day (or twice during high stress times).
For those that suffer Reflux and are on a PPI medication this supplement can be extra important. With PPI’s reducing the acid in the stomach this can also hinder the absorption of nutrients from your foods, especially B12. This is also true if you just take antacids for any length of time
Vitamin B may also help improve your reflux. According to a study in the October 2006 “Journal of Pineal Research,” supplementing your diet with vitamin B-12 may aid in the regression of GERD symptoms, a more severe form of acid reflux. Also that Folic acid, a B vitamin, and vitamin B-6 are two other vitamins that may aid in reducing symptoms of acid reflux. The same study found that GERD symptoms were relieved upon supplementing the diet with these vitamins. Also common sense tells you when you are stressed and anxious this churns up your stomach acids and can increase reflux symptoms.
As always its best to talk to your doctor if unsure.