The Truth About Stress And 6 Supplements To Aide S
The Truth About Stress And 6 Supplements To Aide Stress
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The irritability and anxiety that often comes with stress is also linked to depression. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a kind of depression that tends to hit at the same time each year, usually in the fall continuing in the winter months. The general belief is that its related to your body's reaction to the lack of sunlight. Since sunlight is our main natural source of vitamin D, it's been hypothesized that low levels of vitamin D may contribute to SAD and therefore to the many symptoms that go with it like fatigue, weight gain, irritability and anxiety.
Australian researchers found that 800 IUs of cholecalciferol vitamin D enhance mood in late winter months, and other research has shown that depressed subjects had lower levels of vitamin D in their bloodstream than non-depressed control subjects. Another study found that improvement in blood levels of vitamin D was significantly associated with improvement in depression scale scores.
Here are the 6 supplements to help with your stress starting 5-HTP-Serotonin is the brain chemical associated withe feeling relaxed and content. The body makes serotonin from and amino acid called tryptophan, which converts to 5-HTP which then becomes serotonin. 5-HTP is a great natural supplement for increasing serotonin. Many report that it makes easier and more restful,calms the mind,and may even indirectly help with weight loss. Start with 50 mg,and work up to 300 mg a day.
L-THEANINE-Ever wonder why tea drinkers dont get the same jitters as coffee drinkers? One reason is L-theanine and amino acid with a relaxing effect, and one thats found in green tea. Theanine is helpful in improving mood and increasing a sense of relaxation. Try 200 mg capsule a couple of times a day.
Melatonin-Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland and is available as a supplement. Its most famous use is for the prevention of jet lag, but what it really does is help regualate by helping to set the brains internal clock. Is also useful for insomnia. Doses are .3mg-3mg before bed.
GABA- GABA is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain and slows down brain activity. There is some dispute about whether supplemenatl GABA can get through the blood brain barrier, many health practitioners use it successfully to combat anxiety.
INOSITOL- Inositol is natures pill. Taken before bedtime,it can significantly improve quality. People who take it report a general relaxed feeling,akin to having calming bedtime teas. I recommend getting it in the powdered form and taking a big heaping tablespoon in a glass of water right before bed.
Rhodiola- Rhodila is an adaptogenic herb,which means it can both dial anxiety and stress and boost energy,adapting to your bodys needs. Rhodiola may be helpful in relieving mental and physical fatigue and improving endurance and general well being. Most users find that it improves their mood,energy level and mental clarity. Take it early in the day. Dosage is 50-200mg a day. Not recommended for bi-polar disease.
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