You’ve been told over and over again that anxiety and panic attacks are “mental” illnesses. And it’s easy to believe it because your anxiety attacks make you feel like you are going crazy.
In a desperate attempt to regain your sanity and a sense of control over your racing mind, you try everything: Medication, therapy, breathing techniques and even some alternative therapies and home remedies. But nothing really works, excepy maybe the medication.
If you don’t mind depending on drugs for the rest of your life, this article is not for you. If you are sick of anxiety meds and want to find a possible root cause for the anxiety that has ruined your life, keep reading.
The Missing Link in Your Anxiety Treatment
How would you feel if you found out that the months or years of your suffering could be caused by a “simple” nutritional deficiency? And if this is the case – Is it still a “mental” illness?
Multiple studies, readily available on PubMed, have confirmed that magnesium deficiency can be a major cause of anxiety, panic, depression and other nervous-system disorders.
Same goes with amino acids and anxiety. Amino acids are crucial for a proper function of the nervous system.
The Anxiety Cause that (almost) No One Knows About
Unfortunately, only few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and anxiety while they easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness.
Depression, anxiety and panic disorders are more typically thought of as strictly biochemical-based or emotionally-rooted. But science has proved that nutrition can play a key role in the onset as well as severity and duration of these “mental” conditions.
A magnesium deficiency can cause or worsen symptoms of anxiety. Magnesium naturally calms the nervous system and the muscles; whereas, a deficiency can result in a tense body and an anxious mind.
If that’s not enough, a few studies have found that during periods of extreme stress, magnesium is often used up by the body, which leads to a vicious circle of magnesium deficiency.
The modern mainstream diet is deficient in the amino acids that our brains need to make neurotransmitters. As a result of these factors, incidence of depression and anxiety has reached epidemic proportions.
Anxiety Medication vs. Nutritional Supplements
Anxiety medication won’t kill you, but they will do absolutely NOTHING to CURE the root cause of your anxiety. Even if you ignore the horrible side effects, the possible kidney and liver damage and possible drug addiction, they will do nothing other than hide your symptoms (if they work at all).
On the other hand, if you really lack in magnesium and amino acids, adding them back to your body can actually cure your anxiety, or at least dramatically relieve your symptoms – Naturally, without side effects and without being addictive in any way.
Dosage, Usage and Warnings
I am not going to tell you to stop taking your medication; only your doctor can approve or disapprove that. But do NOT try to the magnesium-amino-acids combo together with medication. There are possible counterinteractions.
It’s important to take both of these supplements, the combination between them is what works.
Amino Acids – The TwinLabs Amino Fuel has B1, B2, B6 and B12, which are needed for the amino acids to cross the blood brain barrier. It’s also liquid and therefore will absorb better. You don’t have to start with the full recommended dosage, just measure 3/4 of an ounce once a day.
The Amino Fuel is a 32 ounce bottle if you take 3/4 of an ounce a day the bottle will last about 40 days.
Magnesium –Start with 120mg a day and add more if needed. Too much magnesium can cause loose stools so you’ll know when to reduce the dosage. I recommend either the Natural Calm powder or the GNC magnesium tablets.
Are There Side Effects?
As I mentioned above, over dosing of any natural supplement can cause digestive problems, but if you reduce your intake it will go away.
It’s not recommended to take these along with any kind of medication because of possible counterinteractions. If you do stop taking medication, you will most likely have some withdrawal symptoms when stopping the meds so you might feel worse before you start to feel better
Let Me Know How it Works For You
I have heard so many success stories and I would really love to hear yours too. Let me know if this works for you and share your experience with me in the comments, o.k.?
To your health and happiness,
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