The Natural Xanax

Magnesium may be a key ingredient your diet lacks that could alter your relationship with anxiety.  Watch both your mood and stress response improve daily.

If you are fed up with your anxiety and stress levels, you may find some comfort.  Magnesium is known to manage the pathway that includes the hypothalamus and the pituitary and adrenal glands.  For this reason, it may be directly involved in our stress response.  Studies have been done and show that there is a positive response in people with anxiety that supplement their diet with Magnesium.  It works even better if taken in conjunction with B Complex vitamins.  My fascination with Magnesium came about when I performed a diet makeover and found that I wasn’t getting much Magnesium, at least, not every day.  I have been strict with my diet all my life; however, several years back I had to really reevaluate the situation.

Types of Mg that help with anxiety:

Magnesium Glycinate-helps relax muscles and the nervous system

Magnesium L-threonate-helps Mg levels in the brain

Other Ways to get Mg-these typically absorb right away in the body and are a good alternative if you don’t want to take the actual Mg vitamin.  These are great to use right before bed as they are a sleep aid.

Bath or foot soak

Body spray

Other supplements to add to the diet along with Mg:

B Complex

B 12

Turmeric

Multivitamin

Foods:

Quinoa, leafy green veggies like spinach and kale, raw almonds, avocados, fermented foods, Kombuchafor these last two, research has shown a connection between the brain and the gut. Furthermore, it’s important that gut health is maintained to help with stress and anxiety.

Herbal tea:

Camomile

Valerian Root

Passion Flower


Poses to help with anxiety:

Child’s Pose

Seated Forward Fold

Cat and Cow Poses

Eagle Pose

Yoga Nidra

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