No, there is not any vitamin that will help with stress. There is a type of vitamin called "stress vitamins" which are very high doses of the B vitamins. However, they are called stress vitamins as a marketing tool. B vitamins are sometimes depleted during PHYSICAL stress (such as being in extreme weather conditions or battling an illness) but not mental or emotional stress. There is also no evidence that these work for the physical stress. So, if you happen to see this type of vitamin in a health store or pharmacy, be aware of this.
There are many natural health products (not vitamins) that claim to help with stress and depression, but there is no evidence that any of these work. There is a product called St John's Wort that has some evidence for depression, but it is not necessarily a safe product to use because it has many side effects and many drug interactions. Also, there is a lack of standardization for health products. You may not always be getting what it says you're getting on the label, and some products may be contaminated. There are basically no regulations as to what health products can contain, and what types of labels they need to have in order to be sold to the public.
Be cautious. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking a health product. They are not harmless, they do have their dangers and side effects, just like any medication.
I suggest that if you are having issues with stress or depression, that you talk to your doctor or nurse, or somebody close to you that will support you. You may not need medication to help you with your problem. Sometimes there are other things you can do, which your doctor can talk to you about. There may be a specific reason you are experiencing stress or depression, which your doctor can help you correct without medication. The best thing to do is talk it over with your parents and see about just going and talking to your doctor, to see what he or she thinks.
The answer isn't always medication, but it isn't always avoiding medication for the sake of avoiding it that is the best thing either.
I'm a pharmacy student; I know this from school and practice.
· 1 decade ago