There's a lot of people who come on here to vent and ask for assistance on coping with the overall symptoms of anxiety, which is obviously what's going to be the case as this is an anxiety support forum, however, why don't we share our knowledge of what we use to relieve our symptoms, without the use of prescription drugs. Over the last week I have been doing alot of research into the way in which anxiety occurs and the chemical imbalances within the brain that causes it. My thoughts then switched to, well if its an imbalance, how can I re-balance these chemicals, but without the use of prescription medication, it does seem that there are alot of natural supplements that state they will do just that and most of the reputable high street shops sell them. So the question is this, can anyone truly recommend any of these supplements, does anyone know of any other ways to reduce or eradicate anxiety without the use of drugs?
Heres a list of the supplements I have found so far, some of which are pretty expensive:
Vitabiotics Neurozan: This contains 5-HTP, which most people seem to think makes a big difference.
Patrick Holford Mood Food: This is VERY expensive, however it contains 5-HTP, TMG and Tyrosine which are all said to make a positive differance.
St John's wort: The NHS don't seem to want to endorse this but it is available online, has anyone tried this?
INOSITOL: I have seen varied reviews on this and would like to see if anyone on here has tried it.
Does anyone have any further natural solutions they feel make a big difference? Even certain types of foods or routines that they do...