DaoCloud Q&A

View all questions

What are some of the best natural supplements to help ease anxiety?

Asked 4/15/2019 19:46 by
Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald

Answered 4/17/2019 12:24

Finding the source of your anxiety is the key. Bach Flowers are wonderful at easing anxiety. Homeopathy also has several remedies. If the anxiety is caused by a vitamin deficiency there are many different things to look at. Please look for a Holistic Practitioner in your area to help with your anxiety.

Lydia C Griffith

Lydia C Griffith

Answered 4/18/2019 13:25

Ashwaghanda and a blend of herbs by Himalaya company called Stress Care are my 2 go to herbal supplements for stress and anxiety. I would also highly recommend learning yoga breathing techniques which are even more powerful for calming the neurology of the brain.

Ashley Hendrickson

Ashley Hendrickson

Answered 4/19/2019 15:49

CBD is very effective here is a link to an amazing product. In terms of approaching anxiety for a Functional Medicine perspective, however, we also need to look at what is the source. Food sensitivities especially to gluten, in my experience are often times a major trigger. Gut health is another potential cause. I suggest trying CBD to help ease the symptom while you dig into identifying the WHY. Please let me know if I can help! https://balancewellnesscenters.primemybody.com/prod_RECEPT01

Erika Davey

Erika Davey

Answered 4/22/2019 19:12

Improving the balance of gut bacteria can often improve anxiety, as the gut-brain axis connection improves. Amare Global is a supplement company focused on mental wellness and has a product that is 3 parts: prebiotic/probiotic powder plus immune support and brain support and has been shown to improve many symptoms including anxiety. Please respond to this message for more information!

Dina Garcia, RD, LDN

Dina Garcia, RD, LDN

Answered 4/23/2019 15:35

The best supplement(s) to take will depend on the root cause of your anxiety. Seeking a dietitian-nutritionist to check for nutritional deficiencies and/or food sensitivities is a good start. It will likely also be helpful (if not more helpful) to seek psychotherapy and/or hypnosis to help deal with stress/anxiety. I'm happy to provide you with recommendations for both :)

Nikki Ahmad

Nikki Ahmad

Answered 4/24/2019 05:29

cucumbers and celery helps

Aviva Furman

Aviva Furman

Answered 4/26/2019 17:53

Hi. I work with whole food supplements and have had some incredible results with my clients with their anxiety. It is so important how we feed our 'second brain'. Everything we eat will affect the way we feel.

Melinda Fouts

Melinda Fouts

Answered 4/29/2019 18:45

Neurofeedback, also known as EEGBiofeedback is highly effective with lasting results. To learn more about neurofeedback, you can go to: www.eeginfo.com and click on anxiety.

Denice Garrou

Denice Garrou

Answered 5/10/2019 13:56

Anxiety is a energy drain which contributes to other issues with the physical, mental and emotional body. You can learn how to stop the energy drains and become more resilient to daily challenges around you. You can learn to self-regulate your emotions which in turn keeps your internal energy batteries charged. Anxiety is a sympathetic response to triggers around you and you can learn like the animals of the wild when to turn it off so you can go back to a parasympathetic state of rest and digest. Feel free to see what HeartMath can do for you and check out my page. I just joined and can answer anymore of your inquiries. Namaste

Paty  LeBaron

Paty LeBaron

Answered 5/15/2019 15:04

Anxiety can be caused by many different factors, so the first thing I would do is find the cause of your anxiety. Some of the causes of anxiety can be Toxic build up in the body, Adrenal Fatigue, Lactic Acidosis, Vitamin B deficiency, Hormonal Imbalance, Emotional Stress or Trauma, Constipation, etc. Contact me if you think any of these factors might be your anxiety trigger and you would like to address it with herbal tinctures.

Nini Gridley, MS Ed, BFRP

Nini Gridley, MS Ed, BFRP

Answered 5/18/2019 14:19

Bach Flowers can be blended (up to 6-7) to address individual anxieties, fears or apprehensions. A consultation provides the opportunity to discover what in particular causes the feelings. The remedy is easy to take - just four drops four times a day over time, to ease the symptoms, find emotional balance and insure well being.

Jennifer Broderdorf

Jennifer Broderdorf

Answered 5/23/2019 01:45

Mindset is everything and Valerian root in tea form or pill form, helps too! Writing your thoughts in a journal is extremely helpful. There is a therapeutic nature in writing your thoughts out, seeing them, and reading them. It actually allows for your brain to see what's triggering you and interrupt that pattern. Anxiety = fear of the future. So make note of what is in your thoughts. See if there's opportunity to address issues now, take actions towards your stressors, or if it's all unnecessary and you can let it go.

avatar
Answered 5/23/2019 22:08

Anxiety is very common these days and there is a way to retrain your brain to overcome it. However, you must get your arms around the fact that you are doing this to yourself - with your own thoughts or imaginations which are mixing with emotions - both go to the Limbic system of your brain and poke the amygdala. Not good. So you must get off this "super highway" of negative thoughts and emotions. How? Take the exit - which is to say - think a new thought. You have the ability to scare yourself with negative thoughts, but you also have the ability to recognize that these negative thoughts are not serving you and imagine good thoughts. That's right - YOU decide if the glass as half empty or half full. YOU can decide to change your thoughts (your perception) whenever you want to. By allowing your brain to create these negative images that frighten or worry you, you are allowing it to create a negative "super highway" in your brain which will become your new normal. Just like you learned to walk or drive a car - you will teach your brain to scare you each and every time you allow this to happen without correcting it. How to correct it? When a negative thought enters your mind, LABEL IT as, "my mind is misfiring again" and THINK OF WHAT YOU WANT - not what you don't want. Do this enough times and you retrain your brain to build a new super highway of good thoughts.

Alyse Rothenberg

Alyse Rothenberg

Answered 5/28/2019 20:31

There is a lot involved in the topic of anxiety. Are you doing anything outside of supplements to help the anxiety? Supplements are used to help support the body along with other modalities, not just relying on supplements. A lot of stress comes from things we are creating in our minds, so managing stress, healing traumas, spiritual healing, keeping healthy in the mind. Also, anxiety can be created by the foods we are eating, so keeping healthy diet. Ashwaghanda is a great supplement. It is good to talk to someone in detail about your needs, and more of a health intake. My friend who is on here is great to do this. Her name is Jessica Elliot with clear happy fit. She is wonderful! you can contact her and please connect with me as well in case you need support contacting her. I can also help with the other pieces like stress management, energy healing, and nutrition.

Sharon Shores

Sharon Shores

Answered 5/29/2019 13:37

I would suggest that you take a look at the cause of anxiety -sometimes it can be physical --for example I had a client who had extreme anxiety and I discovered that her thyroid was out of balance. Another client it was stress in his life. Another client it was an intake of too much caffeine in product she was using. There are many natural supplements that will help --but looking at the long term solution-means finding the root cause. Feel free to contact me via my profile here --or via my website. All the best to you!

E. Chaya Weinstein, Ph.D., OTR/L

E. Chaya Weinstein, Ph.D., OTR/L

Answered 5/31/2019 13:43

I think a holistic approach to anxiety is vital. As others have stated, looking at physical factors such as diet, exercise, nutritional imbalance and the like are important. I agree that psychological factors, such as looking at one's anxious thoughts and reframing them, is also key. As an occupational therapist, I would add: How do you feel about, and think about, your overall life daily activities? Are you satisfied with your life? Are your activities and interactions meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling? If one is not feeling confident, inspired and connected emotionally and socially to others, that can lead to significant underlying anxiety, as well. I believe a holistic exploration of all these issues is a key to uncovering possible multiple factors. Thus, your approach to improvement might entail various modalities, working synergistically.

Suzy Dito

Suzy Dito

Answered 7/3/2019 17:16

Anxiety emerges in so many forms. What works for me one day may not anther. I have been exploring the use of L-Theanine. Ashwaganda actually made me feel worse while natural Gaba supported me in moving through my day with clarity and calm. Breathwork (alternative nostril yoga breathing) is also an excellent technique to unify the right and left side of the brain.

Sharon Shores

Sharon Shores

Answered 7/4/2019 15:28

I would recommend to get to the root cause of the anxiety.Whether it is emotional/physical/spiritual/ inherited and any or combination of the ones mentioned Even though you may never know the root cause-I can help you identify when it got started. There are many methods for working toward this. Emotion Code and Body Code is just one. If it is physical then there may need to be other interventions such as diet change, perhaps even some supplements --for example--if your body is reacting to substances --it could be creating imbalances that are leading to anxiety etc. My personal and professional opinion is that supplements are not the first option. For those who do experience anxiety --after we've identified the root cause --some of the supplements I've suggested are: ashwagandha, 5Htp, GABA, Passion Flower, Valerian, and or Rhodiola. (Note: through testing your body tells me what supplements would be best for you.)

Candace Foster

Candace Foster

Answered 8/12/2019 21:06

I hate to recommend supplements if there is a whole food option. Try a clean and whole food diet that focuses on a more plant based concept. That doesn't necessarily mean vegetarian or vegan. Just less meat and when you do eat meat make sure it's of good quality. Also, anxiety can also be a sign of heavy metal toxicity. Try adding spirulina and barley green powder to your diet. Meditation and breathing techniques are also a huge factor in managing anxiety. Anxiety management can take continued work but can be managed with many different avenues.

Adriana Pickering

Adriana Pickering

Answered 8/19/2019 00:31

The best is to obtain these nutrients from your diet, I have expected that it is important to address anxiety from different perspectives, clean eating is one and looking into patterns that you might be perpetuating definitely helps. For example looking into the archetypes and see which one you resonate the most with right now. Also I would take a look in the environment, the people you surrender yourself with, how do you feel about yourself? What do you feed your eyes, ears and mouth are very important too... how big are you on self care? Have you tried floral essences ? Are you sleeping enough? Do you have obvious reasons to be anxious?

Adriana Pickering

Adriana Pickering

Answered 8/19/2019 00:32

I would also recommend to meditate. Start with 1-2 min per day and increase up to 20 min.

Adriana Pickering

Adriana Pickering

Answered 8/19/2019 00:32

I would also recommend to meditate. Start with 1-2 min per day and increase up to 20 min.

Jenny Sieck

Jenny Sieck

Answered 1/14/2020 23:11

CBD oil, Celery juicing, and Cacoa... not cocoa.... That is the right spelling... Reduce coffee intake. Reduce your intake of media stories and social media, Eat unprocessed foods and lots of organic vegetables and finally try some therapy. Whatever you feel drawn too; hypnotherapy, cranial sacral etc. Make sure to go for a walk and get some vitamin D. And consider good talk therapy if that appeals. With this the connection between you and your therapist is paramount. Slowing down and having the opportunity to tell your story in your own way can be very healing for some people. It is quiet different then being told what to do, or talked at....Feel free to check out my page. And be gentle with yourself.