Anxiety can be crippling for many and accompanied by long term health concerns and stress. Even when traditional medications are used, it can be contributed to many long term health issues. Anxiety disorders are now considered to be the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. This is why natural support is needed now more than ever for anxiety and mood disorders that will address the root issue and not patch the symptom. Here are some of the questions and experiences we have encountered over the years.
What is the difference between Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and other Anxiety Disorders?
Individuals who have GAD generally worry about a wide range of topics, not just one particular “stressor.” Those who experience GAD also oftentimes experience long term worry or anxiety that can last for months or even years.
Adaptogenic herbs and adrenal supporting ingredients such as those found in our Adrenal IQ can be very beneficial to these individuals as these ingredients help the body “adapt” to stress in conjunction with other therapies, exercise, and items such as Yoga. It is important to support the body’s natural stress response system as a foundation.
What are some of the common causes of Anxiety?
In our body, Anxiety is a normal response to a stressful or dangerous situation. This response is often referred to as the “fight or flight” response. Anxiety generally becomes an issue when it is in reaction to inappropriate circumstances, which build over time and negatively affect your daily life.
Causes of anxiety can include excessive caffeine and sugar intake, excessive alcohol consumption, hormone and serotonin imbalances, traumatic life experiences, and stress.
How do I know if I am experiencing Anxiety?
Anxiety is generally characterized by extensive worry or tension, however, there are many other signs as well. Other physical and physicological signs can include chest tightness, insomnia, panic attacks, anxiousness, restlessness, and inability to socialize.
What natural options are there for anxiety? What Questions Should I be asking?
The ingredients in Anxiety IQ are a great and simple starting point for anxiety and most.
Gut Health: It is now known now that many neurotransmitters are produced in the gut. Using ingredients such as those found in Bone Broth IQ to heal the gut can be very beneficial for those experiencing anxiety.
Dopamine Levels: For individuals who have used drugs or alcohol in the past, dopamine levels will be imbalanced. Ingredients such as l-dopa found in Mood IQ can be used to rebalance dopamine levels and combat anxiety.
Optimal Sleep: Under everything, the quality of our day is determined by the quality of sleep the night before. Just one night of poor sleep can stress our body’s adrenal health and central nervous system. Ensuring quality sleep is one of the most important things we can do to defend our body against anxiety and help it adapt to stress. The ingredients in Sleep IQ will help ensure optimal rest and includes l-dopa to help balance dopamine levels naturally.
Adrenal Health: Our adrenal glands help our body to buffer stress when we are in flight or fight. Anxiety is prolonged periods of fight or flight in which our adrenals cannot adapt to. Knowing this, along with sleep, adrenal health is critical in defending against anxiety. A good adrenal supplement such as Adrenal IQ is key for those who live high-stress lifestyles to ensure the body can best adapt.
As you can see there are many factors with anxiety to consider and asking the right questions along with lifestyle changes will be the key to living a stress-free life. There are other items such as CBD and our CBD IQ that will provide fast relief for anxiety, but our goal is to implement long term changes and get to the root of the issue.