B12 and Sleep

5 01 2011

At XCAP, our B12 product is called B12 Nitro.

You may find that B12 Nitro improves your sleep.  Give it a try.

According to the CDC, approximately 29% of American adults report sleeping for less than seven hours per night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

There are some small studies that show that vitamin B12 supplementation may be beneficial to patients with problems sleeping.

One study that appeared in the Japanese Journal of Psychiatry and Neurobiology (1991;45(1):165-166) looked at five patients between the ages of 14 and 60 with a variety of sleep problems, including insomnia, delayed sleep-phase syndrome, non- 24-hour sleep-wake rhythm disorder and depression. The patients were successfully treated with 4.5 milligrams of vitamin B12 per day, divided into three equal doses.

Another study that was presented at the 5th World Congress of Biological

Psychiatry in 1991 had eight subjects between the ages of 12 and 63, with a variety of sleep-wake rhythm disorders. Patients were given 1.5 milligrams of vitamin B12 three times per day.

Symptoms improved in the patients with the sleep-wake rhythm disorder, in the patients with insomnia and in one of the patients with the delayed sleep-phase syndrome.

The authors of the second study noted that patients with sleep issues who respond to B12 therapy are not necessarily deficient in vitamin B12.

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