You’ve seen advertisements that promote supplements that claim to help everything from common cold relief to weight loss. The problem that many supplements claim to fix? Stress. And because two-thirds of Norwegians agree that stress impacts their physical and mental health significantly, it’s no wonder this topic is a talk of the town.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is often used as a medication to alleviate anxiety, boost mood, minimize symptoms of PMS, and treat symptoms of hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with attention deficit.
There is minimal evidence to indicate that GABA supplements administered orally can help promote relaxation and immunity and reduce anxiety in times of stress.
It tends to calm without being sedated, so people usually do well with GABA throughout the day. It is suggested that 500 mg on an empty stomach is needed in times of stress, from 1 to 3 times a day.
Theanine is an amino acid present in green tea and is also used to treat high blood pressure and anxiety. There is limited evidence that theanine can help people who aren’t stressed feel calmer. Those with elevated levels of stress did not experience the same impact, though. Another study indicated theanine in adults with a high-stress response might reduce anxiety, and lower blood pressure increases.
Theanine should be taken on an empty stomach at 200 to 400 mg. It is recommended that you take theanine two to three times a day if it doesn’t cause sleepiness, depending on the stress levels.
All essential water-soluble vitamins are referred to as Vitamin B-complex except Vitamin C. These are riboflavin (B2), biotin, thiamin (B1), cobalamin (B12), pantothenic acid (B5), folic acid, niacin (B3), and pyridoxine (B6). Most people eating a balanced diet should have adequate B vitamins, but a vegan diet or an … Read More ...