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Nutrition and Anxiety: Our Top 3 Supplements

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Nutrition and Anxiety: Our Top 3 Supplements

Does anxiety plague you? Are you tired of feeling exhausted even after 8 hours of sleep? Are you just desperate to experience a mind that will shut off and allow you just a little bit of peace? If you feel like this, then know you are not alone! 

There are so many more people than you realize, who struggle from anxiety and when in the midst of it, it can seem impossible to see any way out. Don’t despair if you aren’t able to take a step back to try and figure out ways to manage your anxiety. We’re here to help!

Here are our top 3 supplements when dealing with anxiety:

Magnesium 

Magnesium is a superstar supplement where anxiety is present because it relaxes your muscles, something that most of us tend to need a little help with. The neck and shoulders are the first place stress and anxiety tends to manifest, and those long hours hunched over our screens don’t help either!

That’s not all. Magnesium also helps to increase levels of GABA in the brain, a neurotransmitter essential for keeping your mood balanced. It also decreases inflammation, of which high levels may contribute to both anxiety and depression. 

Just be sure to get your hands on magnesium glycinate, rather than the citrate form. The glycinate form is gentler on the stomach and absorbs better than its cousin.

Foods naturally rich in magnesium include: leafy greens, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

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Adaptogens

Your adrenal glands are located above each kidney, and are responsible for releasing stress hormones that help your body better handle stress. When you are in a chronic state of stress, your adrenals are releasing stress hormones on a regular basis. They may then become overburdened and as such, you may experience adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue can contribute to all sorts of unwanted anxiety symptoms. However, the use of adaptogens can be beneficial. Adaptogens are herbal pharmaceuticals that help to support the adrenals and counteract the negative effects of stress.

Our Bounce Back formula is a special blend of adaptogenic herbs and nutrients, specially formulated to support the adrenals by reducing stress hormones and improving energy levels.

Support your adrenals by reaching for foods like: lean meats, fish, eggs, and legumes.

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Probiotics

May people don’t realize that a healthy gut is essential for a healthy brain. Your gut is responsible for producing up to 60% of your serotonin (your feel-good hormone). But when your gut is impaired in any way, then you aren’t going to have enough serotonin and may start feeling anxious and stressed – some, may even feel depressed!

A good quality probiotic can help to repair your gut and start boosting the production of that ‘good’ gut bacteria. Not only will your tummy feel calm, your mood will start to feel a whole lot better too!

Feed your gut with good bacteria from fermented foods such as: kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh and kombucha.

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Mental health is as important as physical health. Don’t wait on addressing symptoms of anxiety and start taking steps towards a healthier physical, mental and emotional health. 

 

 

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