Statistics show that nearly 40 million people in the United States will experience anxiety each year. And globally 1 in 13 suffer from anxiety. It seems the numbers grow more every year.
Figuring out anxiety is not easy! It takes a lot of trial and error in order to find what really works for each person.
Studies have shown links between low levels of several key nutrients and anxiety or depression. Checking for possible deficiencies, improving the quality of food you eat, and supplementing where necessary may decrease symptoms of anxiety.
Herbs have also shown to be beneficial with anxiety. Cannabis, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, omega 3, lemon balm, lavender, and others have beneficial effects on the nervous system, calming anxious feelings and making the body more capable of weathering stress.
I have found help with Earthley’s Cocoa Calm and the CBD oil with herbs (formula C), plus the magnesium and vitamin D mentioned above. Exercise and sunshine are also mood boosters, so get out in the sun and take a walk. Sweating out the toxins may also be beneficial.
If you have ongoing anxiety, it’s best to talk to a naturopath or other natural health practitioner who can help you work through your specific needs. Looking at these nutrients and herbs is a great place to start.
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