7 Natural Ways to Combat the Debilitating Effects of Stress….
Posted Sep 29 2008 12:46am
The following natural substances are recommended to help combat the effects of stress.
GABA:Since the amino acid GABA affects our mind, memory, mood and behavior, along with the fact that, stress, trauma and anxiety deplete our supply of GABA it is advisable that you supplement with GABA. GABA has a natural calming effect and helps to cool the brain. Amino deficiencies occur due to prolonged periods of pain, stress, depression or anxiety. When depletion occurs the brain is overwhelmed by anxiety signals, leaving you emotionally on edge.Dosage:100mg of GABA daily.
Serotonin:Serotonin is a key neuro-transmitter in brain function that enhances focus, elevates mood, reduces anger and aggression and can help reduce cravings for carbohydrates and alcohol.Dosage:Supplement with 5-HTP ( Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP increases the amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body.)
L- Theanine:Take 100 to 400 mg to induce a state of relaxation.
Magnesium:Low magnesium levels are detected in humans with hyperirritability, depression and anxiety. In addition magnesium helps to relax the muscles. It is especially good for your heart.
Brain Food:Take an amino acid complex daily to in order to create the necessary neuro-transmitters your body needs to enhance your brain function.
Anxiety Relief:Anxiety is an unavoidable necessity of life. It is a basic human emotion that helps you take appropriate action in response to an anxiety-provoking situation. Although anxiety can be productive and stimulating, it can also be intense and debilitating. At present, severe anxiety conditions affect more than 28 million Americans.Physical manifestations of anxiety disorders may include insomnia, palpitation, excessive sweating, dry mouth, dizziness, irritable bowel syndrome and headaches. Emotional aspects include irritability, inability to relax, depression, anger, guilt and feelings of emptiness.
Vitamin B6:Vitamin B6 must be taken with amino acids. You may take a complex B vitamin that contains B6.