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3 natural remedies to combat stress and anxiety

by Naturopathes de La Boite à Grains 23 Jul 2024
3 remèdes naturels pour lutter contre le stress et l’anxiété - La Boite à Grains

How can we help ourselves fight stress naturally? Are there solutions that are both healthy and effective?

This article sheds light on stress and anxiety and suggests 3 remedies and and natural products to combat stress and anxiety.

Natural remedy for stress and anxiety: GABA 

Gamma-aminobutyric acid, better known by its acronym GABA, is an important neurotransmitter (brain messenger) abundant in the central nervous system. GABA's primary function is to induce a state of calm and alertness, while reducing nervousness and mental hyperactivity. A brain producing sufficient GABA offers its host a stable mood, sustained concentration and inner calm.

However, when GABA production declines, mood or neurological disorders may be experienced. Symptoms of anxiety, depression and insomnia are usually the first to surface.

On the pharmaceutical market, medications to treat anxiety interact mainly with the GABA. By opting for a more natural avenue, the product chosen should also address the cause, i.e. the balance of the neurotransmitter. 1

Clinical studies have focused on Pharma GABA, produced naturally by fermentation of beneficial bacteria found in the kimchi. These studies, which measured the physiological effects of stress, demonstrated that Pharma GABA promotes relaxation and reduces stress markers, including the hormone cortisol. 2  

Natural Factors bottles the Pharma GABA to give you all the benefits of relaxation and to quickly counteract nervousness and anxiety. Pharma GABA is available in capsules or in chewable tablets.

Natural remedy for stress and anxiety: Mental Calm 

Mental Calm is a product featuring L-theaninean amino acid derived from green tea. This amino acid is known for its calming effect on the nervous system.

According to clinical studies L-theanine reduces stress and anxiety, while promoting alertness and improved concentration. 3

It is a natural product recommended for attention disorders, mild depression, anxiety and premenstrual syndrome. Mental Calm can also reduce the undesirable effects of caffeine, while promoting non-drowsy relaxation. 3,4

Due to its modulating effect on brain waves L-theanine reduces feelings of stress and anxiety throughout the day. It also improves sleep quality by combating mental hyperactivity. This is mainly due to its stimulating effect on the brain's alpha waves, which promote calm while reducing beta waves, associated with nervousness, scattered thinking and hyperactivity. 5

Mental calm from Natural Factors is available at La Boîte à Grains stores in a crunchy, tropical-fruit format.

Natural remedy for stress and anxiety: Serenity

The formula Serenity from Natural Factors includes a blend of healthy, natural ingredients to combat exhaustion.

When stress sets in and persists, various signs of exhaustion can appear, including depression, inability to concentrate, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, apathy and low immunity. To remedy this condition, it is imperative to implement stress management tools while improving stress tolerance. 6

To do this, the body needs to be supported. That's why it's imperative to nurture and address the health of the adrenal glands.

The adrenal glands, located above the kidneys, produce three important hormones, including the stress hormone cortisol. When the adrenal glands constantly produce cortisol due to exposure to intense, prolonged stress, they become fatigued. 7

 This results in a poorer ability to adapt to stress and change, as well as concentration and mood disorders.

To support adrenal gland health and improve stress tolerance, the formula Serenity formula features a synergistic blend of herbs beneficial to the nervous system, including adaptogens that can reduce symptoms of exhaustion. Rhodiola and Siberian ginseng help boost mental stamina in times of stress, while ashwagandha and lavender calm the nervous system.

Treating adrenal gland exhaustion is the right step towards a healthier body and mind. Don't wait, try the Serenity today.

 

La Boite à Grains wishes you a healthy autumn. To make the most of this time of year, drop into one of our our gatineau stores to purchase natural health products to combat stress and anxiety.

 

About the author

Naturopaths of La Boite à Grains

Team of licensed and certified naturopaths (ND) in Gatineau, Outaouais.

Original article written by Véronique Cousineau

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