There are several all natural ‘anti anxiety’ herbs which have been clinically proven to be just as effective (and much safer) than many of the synthetic 'anti–anxiety' pharmaceutical drugs which doctors liberally prescribe these days.
It is estimated that over 6.5 % of the total U.S. population will suffer from some diagnosable type of anxiety disorder in their lifetime. There is also information that indicates that up to 90% of all disease is 'stress related' and since stress and anxiety are on the increase so is people’s interest in alternative treatments for these major health concerns.
There is a large percentage of the population that has occasional bouts with distress, anxiety and social isolation due to anxiety disorders. Most people are well aware that that percentage is consisting trending upward!
For people with anxiety problems,psychiatric drugs such as Clonidine, Imipramine, Wellbutrin, Clonazepine, Alprazolam or Diazepam are commonly prescribed (along with sessions of psychotherapy or other types of counseling) by medical professionals. These are just some examples – there are a number more!
These drugs have been studied in clinical trials and shown to be effective to in suppressing the symptoms of depression and anxiety - but patients are often not fully informed as to the dangers of their long term use.
As a safer alternative, there are several natural herbs for anxiety which are highly effective!
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, concerns or unique or unfamiliar situations. Anxiety becomes a problem when the mind begins to respond irrationally or illogically to events and perceive them as anxiety provoking when they are not.
Anxiety may be displayed by a constant high level of fear or anxiety without a specific cause, bouts of depression, panic disorders, obsessive-compulsive tendencies and disorders as well as phobias.
Panic attacks are often accompanied by physical symptoms such as palpitations, a tight chest, dizziness and irregular breathing.
Symptoms Of Depression:
Physical Symptoms Of Depression Can Include:
These can include the above, plus any of the following:
Physical symptoms of anxiety can include:
These can either be physical or psychological, or both, and can include:
Physical effects include:
Conventional treatment options include the prescription drugs listed above.
but please remember - these medications only suppress your symptoms while dulling your mental abilities!
If you are seeking alternative treatment options there are several natural herbs for anxiety and other natural nutrients that you can consider. These are discussed below.
Long-Term Usage Dangers of Conventional Treatments:
For those prepared to go the ‘synthetic drug’ route rather than well known natural herbs for anxiety disorders, it is important to consider the long-term side effects that these medications can have. Several of these are extremely serious!
Depending on the type of anti-anxiety medication prescribed the user may experience:
The longer you take these medications the greater the risk of developing one or more of these long-term side effects.
In some cases users experience more severe reactions making the situation worse rather than doing what they were taken for - alleviating anxiety!
Natural cures include vitamins and other nutrient forms (natural herbs for anxiety) that can be taken without the need for concern about nasty side-effects (when used as prescribed).
Extensive research shows that the cause of depression and anxiety in many sufferers is nutrient deficiencies in the brain and nervous system. Negativity, low energy and low self-esteem are all at the root of these conditions and may stem from such nutritional imbalances, causing neurotransmitters and brain impulses to malfunction. (2)
By using vitamins herbs and natural supplements which natural science has shown can repair neurotransmitter faults, you can improve your mood and re-balance your required nutrient intake.
Key natural herbs for anxiety, amino acids, vitamins, and other natural supplements which have been scientifically proven to be extremely beneficial in both mental and physical health include:
*denotes herbal extract
The natural herbs for anxiety and other nutrients in this list have seen numerous clinical studies completed which show their effectiveness.
Two examples: (natural herbs for anxiety) -
S. Meyers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California has completed a study showing the use of 5-HTP as a precursor to the formation of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
The study concluded that this herbal nutrition supplement would be effective in treating mild to moderate depression.
The Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital in Tehran has found through research studies that passionflower is an effective method for eliminating generalized anxiety disorders without the use of prescription medications that can impair job performance.
In addition to the above ingredients other herbal nutrition supplements and herbal vitamins such as green tea extract, ginseng, biotin, B Vitamins, enzymes and amino acids can be used to combat anxiety disorders.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also critical in stabilizing mood and have been proven effective in clinical trials. Omega 3 fish oil is an important factor in anti-anxiety treatments.
Be sure to use a high quality, pure fish oil which has been molecularly distilled and is an ester form – this allows maximum absorption. Omega-3 fatty acids should be taken in conjunction with vitamins herbs and natural supplements for optimum results.
The Xtend-Life company from New Zealand has formulated a state of the art anxiety formula - ‘Serenity’ – containing all the natural herbs for anxiety and other natural supplements mentioned above.
These help you achieve a natural nutrient balance; help you to think/act more positively; and alleviate your lethargy and feelings of panic.
The head formulator - Prof. Dr. A Munem Daoud PhD., MSc., ND, is a renowned bio-scientist who has been included on the ‘Who’s Who in the World’ list for scientists1 Dr. Munem has been hired by governments around the world to created formulas that their own scientists could not, including brain formulas for NASA.
Xtend-Life is a rare company in that they put the effectiveness of their products first – reasonable profit second.
They don’t hold back with anything. They are not a listed company so they don’t have any shareholder pressures to contend with when formulating products.
If Dr. Munem says a certain ingredient must be included then it is – regardless of price. When you examine the value for money of the Xtend-Life products you will see that their value for money cannot be matched by their competitors.
If you would like to learn more about Serenity please follow this link.
And you may like to pop over and take a look at my leading vitamin supplement comparisons.
Here you can see Xtend-Life’s flagship health supplement – 'Total Balance' – in unbiased, in-depth, head to head comparisons against other market leading multi nutrient vitamin supplements.
My last word on natural herbs for anxiety is this: – in combination they have their place as powerful natural treatment options for anxiety disorders. You should not take them as isolated supplements nor self prescribe.
Individually they are not potent enough to provide you with the nutritional, chemical and hormonal balance you need. These natural herbs for anxiety need to be professionally and scientifically formulated, in combination, to synergize and balance your system adequately enough to prevent depression and anxiety problems.
That’s why you should consider a quality supplement like Serenity from Xtend-Life!
Personal Note: I recommended 'Serenity' to a close friend at the beginning of 2007. She only needed to take it for 3 months (along with some counseling sessions) and her anxiety symptoms completely disappeared. (name and contact details available on request)
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