More individuals who suffer from anxiety are turning away from drugs and looking for more natural solutions. It’s important to talk to your doctor first, but here are some supplements shown to help reduce anxiety symptoms.
Magnesium affects nerve health, blood health, and more. Therefore, there’s reason to believe that low magnesium levels result in anxiety symptoms including panic disorder.
Theanine triggers the release of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA. GABA is believed to help anxiety. It’s a neurotransmitter that activates calming, promotes relaxation, and reduces anxiety. Synthesized GABA supplements cannot pass the blood-brain barrier, meaning the body cannot absorb them. We recommend theanine, which the body can absorb and boosts GABA.
All B vitamins have an effect on anxiety, especially B6 and B3. These vitamins help your body conserve tryptophan and convert the amino acid to serotonin. Vitamin B12 and folic acid synthesizes norepinephrine and dopamine.
Melatonin is a hormone that naturally helps the body sleep. While few studies have investigated melatonin as an anti-anxiety tool, it’s widely regarded in supplement circles.
5 HTP is an amino acid supplement for both anxiety and depression. It synthesizes serotonin and melatonin.
Fish oil contains high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids. Without enough omega-3 fatty acids, your body cannot transmit nerve signals properly which can lead to depression or anxiety because your brain isn’t properly running. One study shows that diets low in omega-3 fatty acids can lead to pro-inflammatory cytokines-molecules that are produced when individuals suffer from stress.
Research shows vitamin D combats anxiety. One study finds that vitamin D supplements significantly reduces anxiety symptoms, possibly because it improves neurotransmitter function.
If you’re interested in supplements for your anxiety, verify who your supplier’s manufacturer is before investing your time and money. Healthy Solutions tests every raw material that goes into our supplements, liquid vitamins, powders, and skin care products. If you need vitamin manufacturing, contact us today.