Each year, it is estimated that 40 million people living in the U.S. will face at least one anxiety disorder. When it comes to living a healthy life, there is more to take care of than just physical health. Mental health and stress management are key elements of one’s overall well-being. While there are many conventional treatments available (e.g. medication), there are also plenty of effective holistic remedies that reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re in search of a quick and natural way to lower your anxiety this summer, check out three trending herbs and supplements.
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, one common herb that reduces anxiety levels is bacopa monnieri. This herb, grown in places such as Australia, India, Africa, and Asia, has been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms such as insomnia, fatigue, headaches, racing heart, upset stomach, nervousness, and more. In natural health stores, it is most often made available in a syrup form. In addition to the recognition of its efficacy in the holistic medicine world, it is also gaining major traction in conventional medicine. Various studies have linked the herb to added benefits, such as improved brain function, reduced inflammation, and a reduction in ADHD symptoms.
Ever since its use became legal in all 50 states due to the 2018 Farm Bill, cannabidiol (CBD) oil, as well as products made from the oil, have become exceptionally popular. One of the biggest benefits associated with CBD is its anxiety-calming properties. More specifically, the use of the oil can help individuals sleep better, rapidly relieve stress, and reduce symptoms of depression. What is most convenient about this substance is that there are numerous ways to experience its benefits. While there are many plain and flavored CBD oils, a reduction in anxiety symptoms can also be achieved through the use of gummies, bath bombs, gum, coffee, and many other infused products.
For those who are looking for an additional way to quickly feel relief from anxiety and stress, consuming liquid magnesium is an excellent choice. Scientists and holistic practitioners alike have both recognized the anxiety relieving properties of magnesium for decades. Known as the “original chill pill” by many, this mineral has been shown to naturally relax muscles, reduce irritability, and foster an overall sense of calm. Although it is available in many forms, liquid magnesium is absorbed by the body much quicker than a pill. This helps rapidly deliver its anxiety and stress-busting effects.
The world of natural remedies offers plenty of effective solutions for those who routinely experience stress and anxiety symptoms. Before taking any of the above herbs or supplements, it is best to consult with a natural health practitioner to ensure that you are using them in the most effective manner.
Written by Sally Collins
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Sally Collins is a professional freelance writer with many years of experience across many different areas. She made the move to freelancing from a stressful corporate job and loves the work-life balance it offers her. When not at work, Sally enjoys reading, hiking, spending time with her family and travelling as much as possible.
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