Supplements that boost Serotonin Levels

Today's article is brought to you by a new AG contributor named CJ. -- Paul Dooley Effects of Serotonin Serotonin, or 5-hydroxytryptamine, is a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating several important bodily functions, but its popular implications today are its effects on mood and anxiety.  Modern day antidepressants of the class SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) cause serotonin to be removed from the bloodstream and brain more slowly, allowing more to be available for the brain to use. This excess of serotonin boosts

Balance Your Diet and Supercharge Your Mind & Body

Today's post is brought to you by Lance Wiles. Lance is a new contributor to AG and I'm very thankful that he's decided to lend a hand to help our community. -- Paul Dooley When it comes to anxiety and panic, nutrition is just as important as any other coping mechanism. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different views on diet and nutrition, and almost as many on supplements, medicines, and homeopathic treatments. What I will not do here, is dig into the basics of a well rounded diet. The first step in determining what is

How Drinking Tea Can Relieve Anxiety

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There are many ways to treat an anxiety disorder. Some people use drugs, yoga, acupuncture, vitamins and the list goes on. But did you know that drinking tea can help relieve anxiety? Tea contains a unique anxiety reducing amino acid called L-Theanine that helps create a calming sensation. The irony is that tea often contains caffeine. Nonetheless, people who drink tea often say that they feel calm after having a cup. In addition to reducing anxiety, studies have shown that L-Theanine may be effective in promoting concentration,

Here’s a Quick Whey to Reduce Anxiety and Depression

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Today I want to share with you a diet tip that can help you reduce your anxiety and depression .  I've always believed that to successfully cope with anxiety you have to use plenty of different tools and I'd like to suggest that you put whey protein into your toolbox. Now, if you can't consume milk or milk derived products, whey protein will not be of much use to you, so to these people, I owe you one.  But for everyone else that can consume milk derived products, let me introduce you to whey protein.  This stuff is absolutely amazing, and

The Anti-Anxiety Menu

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photo credit: TheGirlsNY Article Highlight: Although many rely on medications to help manage their anxiety, food can also play a large role in relieving anxiety. There are several types of foods that contain different types of vitamins and nutrients that are thought to reduce anxiety. Many of the so called anxiety reducing foods are inexpensive everyday foods like yogurt and almonds. We should not underestimate the power of food to help us manage stress and anxiety. Click the image or click here to get the full list of

How To Change Your Brain To Reduce Depression Symptoms

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photo credit: john.d.mcdonald photo credit: lu_lu As many of you know when someone is afflicted by an anxiety disorder usually the anxiety brings along friends like depression.  Like anxiety, depression can be a very nasty mental ailment that not only impedes your life but can also cause great harm. As a result, vigilance and action are a must.  Now some of you take synthetic medications like antidepressants to deal with both anxiety and depression and if it works for you sweet.  But for those of you that are more into the natural

Is Taking Gaba Supplements For Anxiety Just Hype?

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photo credit: lrargerich Article Highlights Gaba is an important neurotransmitter that encourages feelings of calmness. Gaba deficiency may cause anxiety, irritability, and palpitations. Researchers are still not sure if Gaba really works to relieve anxiety. There are other ways to promote Gaba production in the brain. Click the image to read the full article.

Dietary Supplements For Anxiety – What Works?


As you may or may not know I am not a huge fan of synthetic drugs. I instead encourage anxiety sufferers to find other means of managing their anxiety disorders before trying anti-anxiety medications. One of the most popular alternatives to anti-anxiety dope are dietary supplements. Today I want to explore the safety and effectiveness of five supplements commonly used to combat anxiety. Do they work and should we even bother? First I'd like to clear the  air a bit and preface this article by letting you know that I am not an anti-drug

Anxiety Food: Fish Oil


The belly rules the mind. ~Spanish Proverb Of all the things you can do to help cope with your anxiety, the most simple would be to add anti-anxiety foods to your diet. I will be posting and podcasting about various types of foods and supplements that can help you cope with your anxiety. However, today I want to focus on fish oil. Fish oil is derived from oily fish like salmon, mackerel, lake trout, flounder and albacore tuna (eat lightly). The food that salmon and similar fish eat produces omega-3 fatty acids that you can consume by munching