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What is the safest natural supplement for anxiety and depression.That i can take with xanax (alprazolam)?

What is the safest natural supplement for anxiety and depression.That i can take with xanax (alprazolam)?

None: If you are taking xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chances are there will be no extra benefit from any supplement because none would compare with that. There are different supplements that can be used in anxiety - valerian root, 5-htp for example, but the safety of those with xanax (alprazolam) has not been established. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are the best natural supplements for my anxiety?

What are the best natural supplements for my anxiety?

Several: Passion flower (passiflora incarnata) is one -- some studies indicate it can be as effective as Oxazepam for generalized anxiety disorder: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11679026?Dopt=abstract for this you want standardized whole plant extracts or capsules containing no less than 0.8% flavonoids or isovitexin. Also kava (piper methysticum) -- but it has been linked to liver problems in some. ...Read more

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Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Best herbal/natural supplements for stress and anxiety relief?

Magnesium,B vitamins: Magnesium is the first supplement i advise- see http://bit.Ly/1dpai09 b vitamins often help, esp. B6 & niacinamide up to 500 mg 4x/day. I advise adults take 5-6000 iu of d3/day in fall & winter. Consider fish oil, l-theanine, 5-htp, tulsi tea, ashwagandha, rhodiola, valerian & skullcap. Avoid nutra-sweet. Exercise, meditation & counseling can really help, as can seeing a classical homeopath. ...Read more

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Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? Already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. Trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.

Any ideas for natural supplements to help with anxiety? Already use chamomile, considering l-theonine. Trying to reduce my ativan (lorazepam) usage.

Complex anxiety: From your additional information, your anxiety is complex. Anorexia nervosa, chronic pain, and adhd all need specialized treatment. I suggest working with your psychiatrist & staying in psychotherapy. L-theanine is effective in some, but magnesium might be better for you (taurate or glycinate would be best absorbed). Also there are passion flower, lemon balm, kava tea, and wild milky oat seed. ...Read more

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What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

Possibly effective: No RCTs to my knowledge, but Kava, Camomile, Valarian Root, and Passion Flower are possibly effective. Some report benefits from Omega 3 fatty acids from fish oil and flax. Other than supplements, there is evidence for the benefits of regular exercise, a healthy diet, mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and energy psychology. Also there are many causes of anxiety other than nu ...Read more

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What natural supplements can I take for anxiety?

Herbals: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. Lavender & chamomile essential oils (not ingested) are also calming. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any natural remedies/supplements to help reduce anxiety?

Reducing Anxiety: Yes. Exercise. Yoga. Meditation. Talk therapy. No more pills. Anxiety is resolved by learning new ways to think, to define experience; by gaining experience and insight. ...Read more

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What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement? Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

What is a good natural anti anxiety supplement?  Tried st johnsworth but no good results, maybe try gaba, is it safe?

Anxiety: Gaba doesn't work like internally produced gaba, because it doesn't cross the blood-brain barrier. Still, some studies show stress reducing effects. http://tinyurl.com/m45neqe it can be safe when used short-term. Other possible supplements include l-theanine, passion flower, kava, lemon balm, etc. You might also stop caffeine if using it. And consider seeing a psychologist about your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more