Best Anxiety Supplements On The Market Today!

Unfortunately, most natural anxiety supplements and herbs lack scientific backing; however, there are still many options that have been used in Ayurvedic and Natural Medicine for years. This list of best anxiety supplements below has been compiled from over several years of personal. and professional experience and research.

Many of these recommended anxiety supplements are folk medicine, gathered from around the world

It’s important to keep in mind that anxiety is a very complicated disorder to treat because the cause can be anything from a vitamin/nutrient imbalance, to an underlying medical disorder that can be treated incredibly well through a combination of CBT and NLP methods. Every human body is different, so it may take some experimentation with these anxiety supplements and their dosages to find the right one(s).

If you are on prescription medication, talk to your doctor before starting any of the below anxiety supplements. They’re not usually harmful by themselves, but rarely the ingredients will negatively react with the pharmaceutical chemicals. It may also be worthwhile to see a homeopathic physician who will work in collaboration with your primary doctor to find a good regimen.

You will also need to make sure you are exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. These two lifestyle changes are essential because they help release the appropriate amount of chemicals from the brain, so that you are functioning at a more balanced level.

Make sure you use an online resource to see if there might be some kind of interaction with these anxiety supplements, and any medications you may be on before using.

Let’s Get To The Best Vitamins, Herbs, And Supplements Specifically For Stress And Anxiety:

Bio Strath

Bio Strath is an all in one health optimizer that worked very well for me in the past. There are no synthetic colourings, artificial sweeteners or any type of preservatives so don’t worry about what you might be putting into your body. Bio Strath is a complete vitamin B complex, and also contains magnesium which is fantastic for moderate to high levels of anxiety.

Committing to 2 tablespoons 3 times a day before meals for one months time, should help lessen your stress and anxiety levels. 

Chamomile Tea

Recent clinical and laboratory research has actually proven that chamomile tea can significantly decrease high levels of stress and anxiety, as well as lessen depression. During the height of my anxiety disorder living in Bali Indonesia, I relied on chamomile tea especially before bed time to give me the rest I needed.

a study was done in 2009 at the University of Pennsylvania to further cement the effectiveness of Chamomile against anxiety. 19 people who were diagnosed with anxiety and depression were involved in a double-blind and placebo-controlled investigation. This involved 220 milligrams of chamomile extract and a placebo. The treatment period spanned over an 8 week period slightly upping the dosage of Chamomile each week. Researchers concluded that 57% of the group that used Chamomile extract SIGNIFICANTLY reduced their anxiety levels (50% or greater). With those kinds of tested numbers, you can’t afford not to try chamomile extract for your anxiety.

Magnesium

Did you know that magnesium deficiency greatly increases anxiety and depression? If you feel like even the most minor things throughout your day are setting you off, you may want to increase your magnesium levels starting today. When deficient, your cortisol levels may soar. Cortisol is a “stress” hormone, however it plays all sorts of roles in that regard. Your body needs to have a balanced level of cortisol.. too much, which is generally triggered by stress and anxiety, is not so great.

However, not enough cortisol and you won’t be able to handle stress effectively. What’s interesting is that it is believed that prolonged stress and anxiety causes you to lose much more magnesium through the urine than what is normal. Finally have you ever had a muscle twitch that came out of nowhere, and left you in fear and confusion as to what it might be? Or have experienced out of the blue heart palpitations at night before sleep? That may all be a combination of stress, lack of enough rest, and you guessed it… a deficiency in magnesium. 

Ashwaghanda

I hold Ashwaghanda very high on my personal list of most effective herbs against anxiety. Ashwaghanda’s main use is to help the adrenals adjust to stress in our daily lives. It basically produces stress hormones when you need them, and stops producing them when you don’t need them, how cool is that! But the benefits of Ashwaghanda don’t end there, this ‘magic herb’ as I like to call it improves your immune function and greatly improves sleep.

Many people I work with through the end the anxiety program report a very calming effect, as well as a slight lift to their moods when they normally feel like they’re dragging themselves on most days. I recommend around 500 mg per day for Ashwaghanda. Time to give your adrenals a re-charge!

B Complex

A B-complex vitamin is affordable and easy to find. It’s also very rare that it will react badly to any prescription medications. All of the B vitamins are essential for proper energy production and stress management because the eight forms are needed for proper brain functioning. Those with anxiety and depression have been found to have low levels of all B vitamins. Look for a supplement without any synthetic or artificial colors and fillers. It should have all eight forms (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12).

GABA

Dr. Wong from the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation supports GABA as one of the most beneficial anxiety supplements around. It has a similar calming effect to Xanax and Valium. GABA is a neurotransmitter and nonessential amino acid that works by preventing neurons from over-firing in the brain. While it is produced naturally in the body, it is very often deficient in those with chronic anxiety. So try supplementing with 500 mg daily.

Adrenal Formula

Adrenal fatigue is very often missed in diagnosis, but is severe enough to cause symptoms like excessive morning fatigue, depression, anxiety, feeling run down, and you may have trouble healing from infections or recovering from stressful situations. Adrenal fatigue happens when you are under prolonged stress either mentally or physically. This type of fatigue is not relieved with rest or sleep and can lead to more stress and anxiety. Look for supplements that are specifically aimed at the adrenal glands. Dr. Rodger Murphree, a functional medicine doctor in Alabama who treats fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients, has spent years developing a specific formula for adrenal fatigue.

Kava

The root of the kava plant has been used by Pacific Islanders for thousands of years. It induces relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety. Kava extract is often served in drinks at well-known Kava bars, but people more often choose to use the pill form found in most local drug stores. In a review of 12 placebo-controlled studies, physicians found that kava was more effective at treating anxiety than the inert substance; however, there were a lot of differences in the studies with regard to dose, strains, and treatment duration, so the conclusion is not completely backed by science; however, with its history, this is an anxiety supplement worth a try.

St John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort has been used since the Renaissance and Victorian era to “drive out evil spirits,” or basically to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression. A research team from the Munich Technical University reviewed 29 studies of the use of St. John’s Wort to treat depression. Overall, the studies did show that the herb was more effective than the placebos and just as effective as some prescription medications. However, not all these studies showed the same results. A couple of large-scale U.S. studies showed that there was very little support to show that St. John’s Wort is effective against anxiety and depression. Again, this is a case that would depend on the individual. Since it has relatively few side effects, it is worth a try, but remember to talk with a doctor before use as this herb could negatively interact with some medications. Trouble Falling Asleep?

Valerian Root

 

This is another one of those anxiety supplements that have been grossly under-studied. The root has been used for thousands of years to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as to help reduce insomnia. There are several ways to use it: Pill, powder, tea, or add it to bath water. Since this is a herb and not regulated by the FDA, there is no way to prove its efficacy. It’s just something that you will need to try as part of a natural remedy regimen to see if it works for you. You could also talk with a homeopathic doctor about its use over the years and whether it is a good option for you. The recommended dosage can be found on the back of the pill or tincture bottle and should be followed accordingly. Overuse can cause sedating side effects, so use it according to the recommendations or under the guidance of a medical practitioner.

Vitamin D

 

Vitamin D deficiency is a common occurrence in most people. It’s especially prevalent in the winter months because it’s most often caused by lack of or very little exposure to sunlight. This vitamin, however, plays a vital role in mental health and well-being. People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or depression during the winter months, have been found to have very low vitamin D levels during this time. Anxiety is often a symptom of SAD, and recent studies have found that vitamin D has receptors in the brain that play a part in overall mentality and mood. While research is still ongoing, it is thought that vitamin D as an anxiety supplement during the winter months can help relieve symptoms.

Fish Oil

Neuroscientist, Dr. Andrew Stoll, from Harvard Medical School has found that natural sources of the essential fatty-acid, omega-3, which is found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel, can help bring mood back into balance. These fatty acids prevent neurotransmitters from over-firing in the brain, preventing leakage of these hormones and regulating their flow. Stoll found that the fat in fish oils has a similar effect to lithium and anticonvulsants, which makes it a possibly beneficial addition to the treatments for bipolar and manic depression. The fish oil stabilizes the walls of the cells in the brain so that they are better able to communicate messages. While more studies will be needed to prove whether or not fish oil can be added to the repertoire of anxiety supplements, Dr. Stoll says it does not hurt to add this into your diet. Not everyone likes the taste or smell of oily fish, so there are over-the-counter fish oil supplements you can take instead.

Passion-Flower

 

This is one of my personal favorites when it comes to anxiety supplements, and has been used in my own family for many generations. passion-flower a calming herb that is used beneficially in those with generalized anxiety disorder and major depression as a complement to their current treatment. It increases GABA levels in the brain, inducing a state of non-sedating relaxation. The University of Maryland Medical Center notes that passion-flower is much milder than Kava or Valerian, so if those two prove to be too much for you, try this one instead. Passion-flower can be found at natural food stores as a tincture, tea, or extract.

Licorice Root

This one is yet another personal favorite. It has long been used, but is almost like a secret known only by those who practice herb lore seriously. There is no great reason for the secret, really, just that there are so many other herbs and supplements that are recommended before it. Licorice root has so many benefits. It regulates blood sugar and the hormones excreted from the adrenal glands, so you will likely find this root as part of an adrenal formula. It has a relaxing effect on the mind, especially if anxiety is caused by a medical illness. It is also a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibiotic, and even anti-cancerous agent. Licorice root can be found in capsule form at most local drug or whole food stores.

Natural medicine, the right strategy and support, along with a little will-power is a proven winning strategy against stress and anxiety. If you have any questions feel free to ask me on our Facebook page, or just send me an email.

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28 comments on “Best Anxiety Supplements

  1. Elisa Feb 14, 2015

    Hey, thanks for this great help. I was really confused about the supplements. This post is really going to help me now. I will make sure to bookmark your post. With so many scams I fear piurchasing them online.Thanks friend

  2. Elizebeth Feb 14, 2015

    My husband used to feel too much stress and after reading your review I ordered a supplement that was having vitamin E and other essential boosters. It really helped and I am very happy. My family is back again and I am thankful to you.

    • Sometimes it’s not the vitamin or supplements itself, but the idea that it my work for a sufferer that truly creates the shift. Very happy for your husband :)L

  3. Elisa Feb 14, 2015

    I really didn’t knew about these herbs and extracts. It looks great , but I still doubt they work or not. Well, I am confused whether to order them. What if I am just loosing my money. I will have to think about it.

    • We’re all wired differently so what may work for someone may not work for another. Best to give it 4 to 6 weeks before judging good or bad.

  4. rossy Feb 14, 2015

    All these are natural anxiety supplements. This is a great post and is going to help many in boosting up their brains. Keep it the good work man. I am too going to look something for my memory from your list.

  5. marwin Feb 14, 2015

    Hey, do all these ingredients and supplements really work. I am afraid that I am getting memory loss signs. I am 45 years of age and I don’t thing so this is the right stage to suffer from all this. I hope all these alternatives are affordable.

    • If you’re not going to invest in your physical and mental health, what could be more important? Without it we are nothing, so please look at the investments as furthering you as a person, and budget accordingly. yes these can help but shouldn’t be relied upon solely.

  6. Heather Feb 21, 2015

    Thanks for all the great advice, I recently started many of these supplements and noticed improvement in my daily anxiety. I have been suffering for several years but now am more optimistic about beating GAD completely!

  7. Jenson Mar 1, 2015

    Great, thank you for the run down on products and the tips that you provided with each. The info is helpful!

  8. Hasak Krath Mar 1, 2015

    I have always used chamomile tea to wind down by the end of the day. It is natural, which I like and it is very effective.

  9. Oscar Thomas Mar 1, 2015

    I have been dealing with a person that has anxiety/depression for many years. I have never really thought about the fact that they could be low on magnesium. Thanks for the tips!

  10. Julie Berwel Mar 1, 2015

    I am happy that you got over your anxiety. There are millions in the world that cannot say the same. Good luck in your future endeavors.

  11. Nancy E. Mar 1, 2015

    I have used the vitamin D, especially in the winter months when I do not get a chance to see the sun that much. Fish oil is also something that I use on a regular basis.

  12. Gregory Depture Mar 1, 2015

    Great tips here man! Thank you for sharing your information and experiences with these products.

  13. Reese Mar 1, 2015

    I am going to take down some notes and head out to pick some of these up. Based on your experiences, they are all worth a try for someone that feels they are just getting the beginning parts of stress!

  14. Manny H. Mar 1, 2015

    Awesome list! Thanks for describing each one so that we all know what it is and what to expect when using it! Very thorough!

  15. puneeth Apr 1, 2015

    hi dennis,

    there are 14 listed supplements. i was looking for 1-2 supplements which would help me on my way. i have muscle twitching, muscle pain, shaking and not to mention anxiety. which one would you suggest. and also had you been through all of these because when u start feel good with something you generally try to stick with it.

    • Puneeth I must have been through every symptom imaginable, and have done every test there is to find a solution. The truth I found out was that we all have to be our own doctors in todays world, and cannot wait for answers when it comes to anxiety. Understand firstly that when the mind is nervously hyperactive, there may be no supplemment in the world (or medication) that can calm the nervous mind, you yourself must work towards changing the beliefs and patterns you have set in motion. As a sidekick to the mental, emotional and physical changes you make in your life, the two best supplements I have went through and can suggest are bio strath formula, and Ashwaghanda. These two are a winning combination and you must give them a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks to begin working for you. Be well my friend.