Q. I am a retired professor, so what I did for a living for 40 years was talk. It’s a paradox because I suffered from stuttering, particularly the ‘block’ type you get when you have to give a speech.

I discovered a ‘cure’ for it. I took B-complex vitamins each morning and sailed unimpeded through the day. At lecture time I took a bit more and floated through my presentation fearlessly. The B-complex vitamins enable the neurobiological connection between the brain and the mind. I will feel more than rewarded if someone else benefits from this simple remedy.

A. Thanks for sharing your unique approach. The only research we could find dates back to 1951, so it has not been well studied. Nonetheless, B-complex vitamins are inexpensive and low-risk. It’s unlikely everyone will benefit, but it could be worth a try.

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  1. wcs

    Really? B Complex?
    Wow, I have never heard of this before.
    However, who knows what medical marvels are yet to be discovered!
    Please let us know how you get on with this.
    Plus I must do some more research on this as well!

  2. Anonymous

    The study published in 1951 had to do with children who had recently begun to stutter. The vitamin used was B1 (thiamine) only. The amount used was 30 mg. The published RDA (recommended daily amount) for B1 for adults is 1.5 mg. No further studies of B complex vitamins and stuttering have been reported.
    While some of the components of B complex are relatively benign in terms of side effects, others – Niacin, for example, can cause significant side effects. Also, certain of the B’s interact negatively with medications and also certain of the B’s should not be taken by women when pregnant or nursing.

  3. lk

    I would also like to know how much vitamin B was taken.

  4. BARB

    Interested to know how much Vitamin B was taken. Thank You

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