A recent study in humans conducted in Japan discovered that there is a substation correlation between anxiety and panic attacks and low levels of iron and vitamin B6.

This indicates that if you have sporadic panic attacks with hyperventilation, this may be a symptom caused by deficit of a basic dietary supplement that can be corrected very easy.

Hyperventilation and panic attacks are psychiatric paroxysms, with sudden symptoms. They are diagnosed if the patient has four or more of these symptoms: pounding heart, palpitations, accelerated heart rate, trembling and shaking, sweating, smothering or shortness of breath.

Various studies were made on this subject but many made a critical mistake, claiming that B-group vitamins and iron are linked to these disorders – whereas these researchers tested all B-group vitamins and discovered that B12 and B2 are not correlated to hyperventilation and panic attack. However vitamin B6 deficiency is strongly correlated to these disorders.

But, it is also noteworthy that B-group vitamins in general are connected with improved mental health. Agoraphobia, fatigue, anxiety, emotional instability and irritability are also linked to lack of vitamin B.

The hormone of happiness – serotonin is synthesized in the organism from its predecessor or building block tryptophan, and iron and vitamin B6 are very important compounds for the synthesis of this hormone in the body. The other factor is obtaining the amino acid tryptophan from your diet.

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of tryptophan. Some other foods rich in tryptophan include grapefruit, turkey, tuna, juice, eggs, chia seeds, mozzarella, pistachios and sesame seeds.

Vitamin B6, tryptophan and iron can be obtained from dietary supplements. If you are looking for a good B-group vitamin supplement, you should look for quality varieties based on whole food.