Trying to Kick a Caffeine Addiction?

Trying to Kick a Caffeine Addiction?

Cup of coffee

Creative Commons: Lali Masriera, 2006

By Jo Garcia, Lifestyle blogger.

Maybe you are a fan of green tea, have a relationship with your morning and afternoon cup of Joe or consume unhealthy, sugar-filled energy drinks. No matter what your addiction is, for one reason or another you’ve decided to cut back on caffeine. If you are interested in trying a healthy, natural remedy, why not see if vitamin B-12 is a good alternative for you?

Why would it help with energy?

We need vitamin B-12 for several vital body functions, but for those of us searching for a healthy energy source, B-12 is needed for energy. Vitamin B-12 plays a role in our energy metabolism and is needed to facilitate the necessary production of energy in the body. A lack of B-12 can lead to deep fatigue, mood changes, and other unenergetic symptoms. All of these deficiency symptoms can lead to you not being at your best or performing at your highest energy level.

Where can I get B-12?

Like most vitamins, B-12 can be hard to get the amount you need through diet alone. Commonly found in foods including fish, poultry, beef and dairy products, B-12 can be extra hard for those who choose a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. If you don’t feel you are eating enough foods that have B-12, be sure to incorporate a daily B-12 Vitamin.

See if it works for you

There is no strict correlation between the intake of vitamin B-12 and the degree to which our body uses energy. We can’t think of caffeine the same way we do vitamins; they do not make you hyper or cause instant energy spikes, but if you want to or need to give up on that daily 2, 3 or 4 shots of addictive caffeine, you need to make sure your body can produce its own healthy energy.