Can adaptogens help with anxiety?


Anxiety is one of the most common mental complaints in the United States. I can imagine that it is even worse now. We know prolonged stress can cause anxiety and can wreak havoc on our immune system and can manifest into physical symptoms like muscle tension, fatigue, depression, insomnia, lack of focus, and illness as well as many other physical imbalances and disturbances.

All adaptogens have antistress properties. They normalize the neuroendocrine system which is our control center and many of these herbs decrease damaging cortisol in our body. Adaptogens alter immunosuppression in a immune system that has been depleted due to continuous exposure to stress and anxiety.

Ashwagandha, and schisandra are adaptogens that relieve anxiety. They also directly support the nervous system. I use these adaptogens with others in formulas to focus on anxiety and depression. I also combine these with herbs called "nervines" which decrease our reaction to anxiety and halt negative circular pathways in our thoughts.

Combining adaptogens to take at different times of the day can help you function better and sleep better.

Adaptogens work directly with our body to bring balance and facilitate healing, they are not vitamins where they only restore what is depleted.

I combine adaptogens to restore and balance all systems because maintaining balance is a continuous process.

I hope I have helped your understanding of adaptogens and anxiety!

May you be healthy, happy, and well!

My personalized adaptogen formulas cost less than a daily cup of coffee and they create magnificent energy!

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