5 natural supplements to help with anxiety
5 natural products that can help you manage anxiety include guarana, guarilla teas, and bumblebees, a study from University of British Columbia suggests.
“The results indicate that there is some potential for natural supplements that can be taken as part of a daily lifestyle to help people with anxiety,” said lead author J. Paul Taylor.
“It’s a real possibility that we could see a reduction in anxiety in some people who have had these products.”
Guarana and guarillas tea are both natural supplements containing caffeine.
Guarilla tea contains B12, which is a B-complex vitamins and minerals essential for the development of the nervous system, and guaraní teas are B vitamins that also protect against allergies and depression.
The study found that guaranas tea was most effective in reducing anxiety and panic attacks in people with a history of anxiety disorders.
The results also showed that guaranas tea was more effective than other b-complex supplements for reducing anxiety, depression, and other symptoms.
The study was published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.
It’s a promising avenue for testing natural supplements, but it’s not clear if the study will lead to the development and commercialization of other products.
“There are some potential benefits that these products may offer in terms of improving quality of life, but these are not a definitive solution,” Taylor said.
“I think it’s important that we take into consideration the individual.”
The study found no significant difference in the effects of guaras tea or other B vitamins on anxiety symptoms among people with or without anxiety disorders, which suggests that the supplements do not act as a panacea for anxiety.
“What’s interesting is that the B vitamins do have some effect on anxiety, but they have a very small effect compared to caffeine,” Taylor added.
“You need to consume a higher dose of B vitamins than caffeine to do anything significant.”
While the study showed that the guarans tea and other B-compounds did not have any significant effect on the ability to sleep, it also showed no differences in sleep quality, which may indicate that the supplement does not significantly improve sleep quality.
In addition, the study also found that the effects were mostly limited to people with sleep problems, but the results may not be generalizable to other people with other disorders.
The researchers note that these results should be taken with a grain of salt, as they only looked at guarams tea and the B-vitamins that it contains.
They also note that other B complex supplements have been shown to be effective in other conditions, including chronic pain, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“In addition, this study was small and did not include people who were healthy or those with a medical condition that is associated with anxiety or panic,” Taylor concluded.
“In the long term, it’s still important to understand how the supplements might work in a population that has a history or is vulnerable to anxiety or other conditions.”SOURCE: bit.ly/2mX9ZwC Journal of Health Psychology, online November 17, 2017.