Doctors Andrew Weil, Daniel Amen, Judith Orloff, among other health specialists, suggest a variety of herbal supplements to deal with stress and anxiety.
Andrew Weil, M.D., is “a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit.”
In an article on relieving anxiety, he suggests a number of supplements:
“B vitamins and magnesium can be helpful in dealing with the symptoms of anxiety. … Passion flower derivatives are effective as mild tranquilizers.
“Both tinctures and extracts are calming without being sedative and are useful adjuncts to programs of stress reduction.”
[From article: Dr. Weil on Coping With Anxiety.]
Psychiatrist Daniel Amen is a brain disorder specialist, director of the Amen Clinics, and a New York Times bestselling author.
He also recommends supplements and even has his own line of them: BrainMD Health; see some of these products below.
Here are some herbal preparations with ingredients they recommend:
Zenapin: “All-Natural Anti-Anxiety Supplement with SIX Stress-Relieving Ingredients – GABA, Magnesium, DMAE, Chamomile, 5-HTP, and Ashwagandha and B-Vitamins.”
A2X Anxiety – “Natural Relief from Anxiety, Stress, Depression, and Panic Attacks”
“The unique formula of ingredients in A2X are designed to help provide relief from anxiety within 15 to 20 minutes by helping to naturally change your body’s response to stress and anxiety.
Ingredients: Passion Flower Extract; Ashwagandha Root Powder; L-Theanine; Vitamin B6; Vitamin B12; Magnesium” and more.
St Johns Wort (Research Grade Tablets w/ B6, B12 from HBC Protocols)
MegaFood Un-Stress “provides pure whole food nutrients including powerful antioxidants, vitamin C and zinc, as well as energizing B complex vitamins which support the health of the nervous and immune systems.” Recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil.
The Amen Solution Everyday Stress Relief from BrainMD Health
“Developed by Dr. Daniel Amen through his work at the Amen Solution clinic to support daily relief from stress, anxiety and depression. Alleviates Stress without causing drowsiness and boost your mood. Unique blend of natural ingredients at clinically tested levels.”
Dr. Amen Gaba Calming Support – Reduce Anxiety, Stress and Depression
“GABA Calming Support is a combination of inhibitory neurotransmitters vital to quieting an overactive mind. Developed by Dr Daniel Amen… Contains clinically-tested and natural Pharma GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid).”
The Amen Solution Omega 3 Power from BrainMD Health
One of the Amazon.com reviews (By jenabee): “I gave this product 5 stars because it helps me so much… I noticed that I feel more focused when I’m studying. If I don’t take these my ability to concentrate goes down because I have ADD. I also feel that my mood improves. I don’t worry or have anxiety when I take these.”
Judith Orloff, M.D. is a psychiatrist, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, and leads workshops on intuition, energy, and medicine, as well as working privately with actors and other artists.
She notes, “Creative people are extremely sensitive.
“Neurologically, they are very finely tuned and open to all kinds of energies from the outside, so it’s important they protect themselves and not be overwhelmed.”
Dr. Orloff suggests meditation, as well as a few supplements to relieve anxiety, including: 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), which is one of the main ingredients in ProVanax.
Among the many testimonials about ProVanax –
“My thought process and memory has really improved a lot over the past couple months of use…”
The supplement contains 5-HTP 5 Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia Simplicifolia); St. John’s Wort; Passion Flower; L-Theanine; Valerian and more.
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