Q: I feel so stressed out! What nutrients will help me?
A: Here are some of the supplements we use to manage stress:
1. l-theanine – an amino acid derived from green tea. It reduces electrical activity in the brain associated with anxiety, which helps put you in a state of calmness and relaxation. We like to say that it takes your shoulders out of your ears.
2. flush-free niacin/niacinamide – a B vitamin (B3), helps to balance brainwaves, has a relaxing, anxiety-easing influence. It is especially useful at bedtime, as it helps to get rid of mind talk and brain chatter so that you can fall asleep.
3. thiamine (B1) – helps to stabilize emotions and relieve irritability and depression
4. total calm – a combination of l-theanine and relora, a botanical that relieves stress by supporting the adrenal gland, thereby balancing cortisol (stress hormone) levels