Stressed Out or Anxious? These Supplements Could Help

Jun 15, 2018

I’ve rounded up some of the most talked about supplements regarding stress and anxiety and how to possibly combat or minimize our responses to them. An estimated 8.3 million American adults suffer from serious psychological distress. Everyone feels stress and anxiety to a certain degree, some worse than others. This is where lifestyle changes and supplementation could help.

This adaptogen is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Everything form the roots to the seeds has beneficial properties, especially when it comes to dealing with stress. Though there’s wide ranging benefits, it’s been studied for its impact on the stress hormone cortisol. If you’re feeling overly stressed, try some ashwagandha. For me, it’s truly helped a lot. I like to take it once I get home from a long day to help me unwind.

Fish Oil
Fish oil is typically known for supporting heart health. It also contains a specific omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid, which has been linked to mood. Omega-3s are the basic building blocks of the brain and nervous system; so taking fish oil can actually help maintain a great level of cognitive function and supports our body as it regulates daily stresses.

A mineral that’s essential for muscle and nerve function. Many studies have shown that magnesium is fundamental for sleep. I started incorporating this supplement into my nightly routine and it really has helped calm me down while setting me up for a great night of rest.

Vitamin B Complex
B vitamins are known for keeping energy levels high therefore, aiding in the improvement of cognitive performance. Low energy and fatigue can contribute to irritability and stress levels (helllllo, we’ve all been there). There have been clinical studies that have shown that supplementing with a vitamin B complex (I like B12) can keep your energy high, and stress low.

Vitamin C
We all know vitamin C as an overall immune booster but it can also help strengthen our body’s response to stress and it’s been known to help lower cortisol levels. I take this religiously.

An inflamed gut is an inflamed brain. Maintaining a healthy amount of gut bacteria affects a healthy response to chronic stress and has been shown to promote mental health and cognitive function. This is something I absolutely cannot live without.

Along with ashwagandha, rhodiola has a rich history with Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. It’s been shown to support emotional well-being and enhance energy levels by helping the body adapt to stress (also considered an adaptogen). Rhodiola can also support mental and energy focus. This is something that should be taken in the morning to see how you react. Some individuals may find it hard to fall asleep if taken at night, while others have no problems with it. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3541197/)


このアダプトゲンは伝統的なアーユルヴェーダ薬を使用しています。根から種に至るまで有益な特性を持っていて、特に、ストレスへ対応してくれます。 幅広い利点がありますが、ストレスホルモンのコルチゾールへの影響について研究されています。 過度にストレスを感じている場合は、ashwagandhaを試してみてください。 私にとって、それは本当に多くの助けになりました。 長い一日で帰宅した後は、これを使うととてもリラックスします。




私達は、総合免疫ブースターとしてビタミンCを摂りますが、ストレスに対する体の反応を強化するのにも役立ち、コルチゾール値の低下を助けることが知られています。 私は、ビタミンCを徹底して摂ります。


ashwagandhaに加えてrhodiolaは、アーユルヴェーダと伝統的な中国薬で豊富な歴史を作り上げています。身体のストレス適応を助けることによって、感情的な幸福をサポートし、エネルギーレベルを高めることが示されています(アダプトゲンとも呼ばれます)。Rhodiolaは、精神とエネルギーの焦点をサポートすることも可能です。これは、その反応や効果を見るため、朝摂ると良いでしょう。夜に摂取すると、眠りづらくなる方もいるようです。 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3541197/