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B Complex For Hot Flashes?

There are a lot of natural remedies floating around that are supposed to alleviate, if not eliminate, hot flashes in women going through menopause. A high carb, all-raw diet. Magnesium. Certain herbs, such as He Sho Wu.

I’ve always eaten healthy – a lot of fruits and vegetables, little to no meat. I’ve supplemented with magnesium and vitamin C for several years. And all this has helped to diminish the number and intensity of my hot flashes. After I started taking two droppersful of He Sho Wu, the hot flashes disappeared altogether.

I’ve been taking, in addition, a B complex vitamin to ease anxiety and boot out the mood swings. It helps.

Back to the hot flashes. Up until around a week ago I hadn’t had a hot flash in months. It’s been awesome.

Then, I started spending more quiet time with the Lord, started praying throughout the day, and as I did, I realized I’d rediscovered the mental health benefits of staying filled with the Spirit: His joy and peace infuses, driving out all anxiety and depression.

So I decided to do an experiment. I decided to stop taking the B complex for a week to see if I needed it for my mood, now that the presence of God was keeping my serotonin at high levels.

It’s been over a week now since I started the experience, and my mood has remained stable.

But.

The hot flashes came back.

Not many a day, so far. Not as hot as they’d been, and not with the pre-flash aura of an impending sense of doom. Maybe because I’ve been taking the He Sho Wu.

But, they came back, nevetheless.

After I quit taking the B complex supplement.

Hmm.

Guess what supplement I’ve added back into my health routine?

I’ll let you know if the hot flashes go bye-bye again. 😉

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