Vlog from Carol discussing depression and mood problems post hcg. Here she has been discovering what works for her to help achieve balance and feel back to normal. If you are feeling depressed you should always discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician. Discuss natural alternatives with your doctor you would like to try.
Below I have highlighted links to the supplements and articles relating to the discussion from the video.
GABA: GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) is an amino acid help reduce anxiety and make will you feel more relaxed. It has also been known to produce better sleeping patters. The recommended dose for GABA is 700-750 mg, 3 times daily. Click Here for GABA500-200 daily. I take 2 3x a day on an empty stomach.
Magnesium: Our bodies needs Magnesium for cell and muscle strength. Magnesium contains anti-anxiety minerals and it’s a natural muscle relaxant. You will find it in in dark, leafy veggies such as spinach, chard, beet green, and dandelion greens. Eating these greens will help your digestive enzymes and help break down toxins in your liver. Toxins can make us feel sluggish and create other symptoms associated with anxiety. Taking 200-300 mg of magnesium 2 to 3 times daily has been shown to help management anxiety symptoms. (more) Click Here for Magnesium I take 3-4 after dinner.
5-HTP. is an amino acid that our body produces from a dietary amino acid called l-tryptophan. This amino acid helps build serotonin, the brain’s feel-good chemical. Serotonin is an important brain chemical involved in mood, behavior, appetite, and sleep. I take one at night just before bedtime – Click Here for 5 HTP
L-Tyrosine For low energy, depresson and poor concentration. L-tyrosine will bring back our energy and restore your thyroid function. It raises the levels of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, the body’s natural energizer. I take one at night just before bedtime but some need it 3 times a day. Click Here for L-Tyrosine
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Don’t forget to Exercise – according to the Mayo Clinic, exercise boosts the immune system and provides calming effects that reduce anxiety and depression so try to fit in some form of physical activity 4-5 times a week. It will boost feel-good endorphins, relax muscle tension and minimize your cortisol (stress hormone) levels. It will help you sleep well and become anxiety free.
Breathing Exercises. How to breath is very important in controlling your anxiety. Shallow breathing leads to increased anxiety and panic attacks. Try breathing in while extending your stomach, followed by pulling your stomach in while exhaling. So, opposite of the natural breathing response. Do this about 10 times three to four times a day. Very helpful if you wake up at night. Check out these books for more information.
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