Re: 11 year old entering middle school-crying
The teen years are a time of great stress for many, including stress of the growing and changing body. These stresses can lead to deficiencies of vitamins, which can lead to "mental" symptoms. I used to think that just eating a good diet was enough and that it was a waste of time to take vitamins but then this last year one of my children began to suffer from a serious mental illness, and now we have found that this mental illness can be completely controlled with vitamins and diet and now we all take vitamins.
It is difficult sometimes to change the circumstances that your child has to deal with, but giving vitamins to your child will help them to deal with the circumstances. Our son who has the illness has to take very large amounts of a couple of vitamins, but here is what I give our 15 year old son, who is healthy, just for an example.
one B-50 capsule a day in the morning.
250 mg of niacinamide at night.
2 grams of Vitamin C in the morning and 5 at night.
30 mg of zinc a day.
If he was suffering from anxiety I would give him 250-500mg of niacinamide twice a day plus more vitamin C along with the B-50 and the zinc because these two vitamins block excess production of adrenaline, and adrenaline causes feeling of anxiety and panic.
The great thing about vitamin C and niacinamide for anxiety is that if they are going to help they work within a day or two but you have to be sure to take enough because each person is different in how much they need. Our nephew uses them for anxiety and they really help him a lot, and his friends can even tell when he forgets to take them because his behavior changes so much.