7 CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP ANXIETY. FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

 

causes of relationship Anxiety

Having or experiencing relationship anxiety is one of the worst feelings you could ever feel, because it doesn’t only make you feel insecure but it can tarnish your chances of falling or being in love again.

They are a few people on this planet who will come out and admit that they have relationship anxiety because it isn’t something that they are proud of and generally accepting that you have anxiety is the hardest thing for anyone to do.  Anxiety as a mental illness interferes with alot of things in a person’s life, from lifestyle to relationships,  in this article am going to be explaining relationship anxiety and what causes it.

FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT RELATIONSHIP ANXIETY.

When it comes to anxiety, we all know that it is a human thing to feel daily but excess anxiety has bad or painful effects .

Relationship anxiety happens in two different situations, one situation  is where by you are in a relationship but always worrying about what is going to happen in the future , the other situation is where by you don’t want to enter or your afraid of starting a new relationship because of maybe what happened in your past relationship.

All these kind of relationship anxieties can affect your love life in different ways. So let’s look at these situations differently.

  • Where your already in a relationship.

These days alot of people are having sleepless nights because of their partners. They keep on worrying what their partners  are doing behind their backs or what secrets they are keeping. This type of relationship where by there is no trust of one another is a very stressful relationship which can make one of the person in a relationship to have an anxiety disorder. In most cases in this kind of situation the anxiety that you already have or the thoughts that are making you anxious will always make you question everything that your partner is doing.

This kind of anxiety that comes when your already in a relationship has things that trigger it in the first place and that’s what am going to be discussing in this article. When you understand what relationship anxiety really is, then you will see that the causes are within our surroundings and our inner mind. For someone who has suffered or suffering from anxiety, we know that sometimes we get anxious out of the blue and we don’t know even why we are feeling that way.

  • When you don’t want or afraid to enter a new relationship.

In this case a person is afraid or doesn’t want to enter in any relationship.  A person leaving in this kind of fear, always looks or thinks about what happened in the past or what will happen in the future and the thoughts that he or she gets can hinder or make him become uninterested in beginning any kind of relationship.

Every person, who has entered in a second relationship, has kind of experienced this kind of relationship anxiety though the levels of anxiety always differ, as i say that some experience mild, moderate and severe anxiety.  If your not able to let go of the fears that hinder you in starting a new relationship then that means that you have an anxiety disorder which has to be delt with.

Many people who are having this kind of anxiety, always come up with different excuses of not wanting to enter a relationship. Excuses can be like;

  1. Am not ready.
  2.  I don’t have time
  3. Am always busy
  4. Am ok being single
  5. Am looking for perfection.
  6. Am not interested in boys or girls.
  7. Relationships have no meaning.

And so much more. Both of the above situations can be dealt with if you find a psychologist who is experienced in helping people overcome relationship anxiety.

7 CAUSES OF RELATIONSHIP ANXIETY.

They are things or factors that make us have anxiety in our relationships or about the whole relationship concept.

7 causes of relationship anxiety

Insecurities.

Being insecure in any area of your life can always make you anxious , because it always makes you feel that you aren’t good enough in whatever stage of your life you are at. There are alot of insecurities that can cause relationship anxiety, this can be your physical appearance, career or what you think in your mind that your partner finds attractive.

The most common insecurities that people do have is mostly on their physical appearance. Today everyone or most of the majority are trying to look good in order to feel more attractive infront of their spouses or partners. The pressure that is between striving to look good and thinking about if you can’t reach those body goals is stressful enough to make anyone have anxiety.

At first when we  enter a relationship or at the new stages, most of the times our partners find us in shape or looking very nice, but after a couple of years we definitely get used to each other or we even get kids, which offcourse will change how our bodies look like, which we make us feel insecure afterwards.

The other insecurities would be if we aren’t outgoing enough, social or fun enough to attract the kind of partners we are looking for and if we are insecure in that area, then it is very hard for us to enter a relationship.

Peer influence.

The circle that we live in, this can be friends or family, can influence alot in our relationships. The anxiety sometimes we feel or you feel, might not be as bad till someone close to you fuels it. It is very natural to feel anxious or to worry about your relationship or where it is going, but when you have a close friend that you choose to confide in , you better make sure that this kind of person understands what to be in relationship otherwise you might end up being more anxious.

In some situations where your friends can stalk your partner on social media , or what they are doing and later they come and they tell you about it, will make you have an anxiety. There is also a perception that people in your circle have towards a relationship or the picture of your partner can cause relationship anxiety.  For someone who lives in a circle of single people who think all relationships don’t work out or all men cheat then that will affect your mindset as well and your won’t be motivated to enter in any relationship rather it will end up becoming a scary thing for you.

Unhealthy habits.

When people are in relationship , you will realize different habits they have, some of these habits you already know while others might come as a surprise to you.  The unhealthy anxiety might be triggered because your partner is acting in any type of way that makes you worry or feel unsettled. These kind of habits can include uncontrollable jealousy, over dominance, use of violence and many more other things.

In most cases if you find your partner treating you in such a bad manner or having such habits just know that something isn’t right in their life or wasn’t right in their past.  In my experience i had a violent boyfriend and later i realized that it was one of the reason that fueled my anxiety.  Unhealthy habits do contribute alot on having relationship anxiety because of the fear of what our partners will do next.

Long distance relationships.

It is normal to feel insecure or worry about what your partner is doing when your living in different countries, cities or  villages.  When we are starting long distance relationships, sometimes we don’t realize the effects that come with these kind of relationships because of the excitement we might be having at the moment.

The truth is that not everyone is meant or can handle being in long distance relationship.  The thought of your partner being far away from you can be stressful enough to make you go into panic.  In most cases when our partners are far away we tend to put crazy ideas in our heads or imagine false ideas of what they might be doing at that time. For example if you have a girlfriend who lives in another country and she tells you that she is going out with friends, for someone who doesn’t see your girlfriend daily, you might get jealousy or even start thinking the worst scenario which can cause anxiety.

Perception.

When it comes to making anything work, the mindset is everything. In most cases when a person goes into a new relationship with a negative mindset, this will definitely cause problems in the short run, because this is where a person starts mistrusting their partner before they even fall into wrong.  For people who are scared of entering new relationships, deep down in their brains and hearts they already know that all relationships or love stories don’t end well which ends up hindering them to entering new relationships or finding love again.

Fear of Abandonment.

They are people who fear to be abandoned, and mere thinking of their partner leaving them is fearful enough to cause anxiety.  As humans we were born different, some people their partners are there life while others don’t care at all.

When a person develops that fear of being abandoned by the people they love then they will have anxiety since they will be worrying about what will happen if that would the case.

Depression.

Depression is one of the reason to most of the anxieties that we might have. when a person is depressed, offcourse they will have mood swings and they won’t be happy in their relationship.

A depressed person is always anxious and restless, in that if they are in a relationship it is very hard for them to be in a good mood.

 

CAN RELATIONSHIP ANXIETY BE HEALED OR STOPPED?

Any anxiety disorder can come to an end, it all depends on how your dealing with it and what strategies your using either to manage it or get outside the bubble.

I would recommend a person suffering from relationship anxiety to seek professional help, and this can be meeting a psychologist or a healthy worker that is competent in that field.

You can still use the simple strategies to avoid relationship anxiety.

  • Occupy your mind with useful stuff.  In most cases people who worry too much about what their partners are doing, are people who have less to do and they find themselves investing all their free time spying or being suspicious of their partner. ” There is a saying that goes an idle mind is a devil’s workshop” in life we have to keep ourselves busy with the things that motivate us or that pump lots of positivity in our lives than leaving our minds to wander anyhow.
  • Develop confidence.  Most of the insecurities we have or feel in our lives are because we feel we aren’t worthy enough to be with the people we are with at a particular time this can be because of our physical appearance or the situation where in.  Developing confidence is not an easy thing but its possible. Forexample if you feel like your body isn’t in shape you can try and do something about it . Developing confidence is all about doing things that make you feel good about yourself.
  • Seek a therapist. There is nothing good like accepting that you have a weakness when it comes to relationships because the process of healing starts from acceptance.

Relationship anxiety disorder is a very serious illness which shouldn’t be taken lightly. You should seek help if you realize your suffering from it.

 

How to help a person with anxiety. Do these simple things for someone suffering from anxiety.

You don’t need to be a therapist to help a person with anxiety.

how to help a person with anxiety

During the years i was suffering from anxiety, i felt lost as i explained in various articles. First of it all i didn’t know that i had an illness called anxiety and most importantly my parents had also no idea that it was anxiety, when they found out about my illness they didn’t know how to help me  recover.  There is nothing more painful than seeing a loved one suffering but you have no idea how to help them become happy again.

I know they are people in each of your own circles dealing with anxiety and the sad thing is that you might not know as many people feel like having an anxiety disorder is a crime so they instead choose to keep it as a secret from the their friends or family. In this article am going to be explaining how you can intervene and help a person suffering from anxiety without them feeling being attacked or ashamed of their situation.

Things to know about Anxiety.

For Anxiety, there are important things you should know before you jump into helping someone.  Anxiety is a state of living in fear, stress and worry because of something that happened in the past or something you think will happen in the future.  When a person is living in that state every single day then we can conclude that he or she is suffering from an Anxiety disorder.

Anxiety disorders differs that’s why it is important to know the type of anxiety that your child, partner or friend is suffering from. The types of anxiety disorders include;

  • Generalized Anxiety. This is when a person has excessive and uncontrollable worry about the future and their possible negative outcomes.
  •  Social Anxiety disorder.  This is when a person has excessive fear and worry to interact or participate socially. people with social anxiety don’t want to be around people they don’t know or they are unfamiliar with.
  • Panic Disorder. This is a state when a person feels unsettled due to persistent feelings of worry that what happened in the past forexample if they had a panic attack once , they might live their life everyday worrying and living in fear of it  occurring again.  In this condition a person just freaks out with no good reason.
  • Post traumatic disorder.  This when a person worries about a tragedy incident like unexpected death of a loved one, accident, loss of a job or relationship that occurred in the past and  any flash backs can cause them panic.

After knowing that a person suffers from one of the Anxiety disorder above then helping them will become easier as you will know what situations to avoid.

You should also know that Anxiety  is a mental illness that can be cured naturally with the right methods and understanding, the reason why am saying this, is because some people treat anxiety like it some horrible disease, don’t quote wrong i know the situation of having continuous anxiety sucks and it can deprive you of your freedom but  inorder to help others overcome or manage Anxiety we need to understand it and be patient towards the people suffering from it.

How do i know that my friend or partner is suffering from Anxiety.

How to help a person with anxiety

As i said it is very important to find out early whether your loved one has anxiety, and research shows how early intervention  is one of the major methods  of helping someone with anxiety  because you can be able to give support  before the situation changes into what they call severe anxiety which eventually leads to depression. The more the person takes long to get help for the anxiety disorder,  the higher the level of anxiety so that is why it is very crucial to notice those small situations that can make you suspect that your loved one has Anxiety.

If your worrying about how you can find out whether a person has anxiety or not, Am listing down some of the common behaviours or things that you can base on and conclude that someone has anxiety.

Behavioral change.

When a person is suffering from any anxiety disorder, what changes first is their behaviour. A person will behave differently when they don’t or do have Anxiety. This is very logical because when a person has anxiety they are often unhappy and they don’t feel good, which  causes them to isolate themselves from people.

I remember when i was suffering form Anxiety, my behaviour changed first before even experiencing any painful physical symptom though i didn’t know it was anxiety neither was family otherwise i wouldn’t have let my Anxiety turn into severe.  Behavioral change can happen in many different ways for example if a person turns out to be moody,  not wanting to participate in different activities, lazy, not wanting to associate all these things symbolize that a person is bothered and they are signs showing you that person isn’t feeling great especially when they weren’t like that in the first place.

Reoccurring physical symptoms without a clear basis.

This is a situation when a person experiences painful physical symptoms without any clear basis on what is causing them. Most of the people who suffer from anxiety just wake up one day and they have all the symptoms and what freaks people out is because the symptoms keep on coming back regularly.

These reoccurring symptoms can be uncomfortable and painful, in most cases when a person gets one symptom they become more anxious which leads to another symptom and when they check out with their doctors the only thing they tell them is that nothing is wrong with you everything is fine, that is the unclear basis am talking about. If you have anyone who is experiencing all the anxiety symptoms  that i listed in one of my articles, just know that they have anxiety.

Depression.

In most cases depression comes from unnecessary worrying and stress that is caused by someone’s thoughts so when a person is in the state of depression they might be having anxiety and they feel like they have no one to confide to or they feel like their lives have come to an end hence depression.

Being with an anxiety disorder is one of the worst feelings you could ever have  because we all want to feel free and happy but with Anxiety you feel like your limited and you live your life in fear of what might happen and there is nothing more depressing than that. When you see your loved one wanting to commit suicide just know that one of reason why they feel so bad might be because they feel like no one is understanding their pain so they want to set themselves free.

Dissatisfaction

If a person is always not contented with what they have or what others do for them then it means that they aren’t happy within themselves and one of the most common reason which people don’t know is because their mind is filled with all these anxieties that create a blockage in even seeing the good things when they are infront of them.

Let’s assume that you throw a birthday party for a person with social anxiety,  do you think they will appreciate you? the only thing he or she will think about are the  negative possible outcome of the event. What am trying to say that people who are  suffering from anxiety most of the situations do irritate them because they are often in their head.

Confiding in you.

This doesn’t happen very often but when a person comes to you and they trust you to tell you that they have anxiety then you shouldn’t doubt them, you should believe them instead because it takes strength for a person suffering from anxiety to tell you exactly what is going on with their life.

When a person tells you that hey! am having anxiety don’t make him or her feel like she committed a crime or something and if at all you don’t know what it means, take some time and research about it.

Drug misuse.

This is a situation where a person takes excessive drugs than what was prescribed by his or her doctor with or without an intention . This is very common and dangerous  thing because it can take away someone’s life.  People who misuse drugs sometimes do it with an intention of freeing themselves from the pain of their illness which  is termed as suicidal attempt and sometimes they do it just to increase on their dosage thinking that they would feel better.

This mostly happen to people who are having severe anxiety, where by they loose control of their own life and can’t perform the day to day activities so they resort to high dosages of medication and if no one is there  to check on them, they overdose.

Others include;

  • Change in physical appearance ( Gaining weight or loosing weight)
  • Change in performance. ( This can be either in work or sports or any activity)
  • Regular Absenteeism of the mind. ( Thoughts are wondering everytime)
  • Confusion.

How can i help.

Helping a person with anxiety is an easy thing but at the same time they are alot of challenges involved because you may find that the person with an anxiety disorder is your friend, partner or child and all these relationships are different in their own ways. Am going to list down the DO’S and the DON’TS that you can follow to help a person with anxiety.

DO’S

Know exactly the type of Anxiety disorder. This is very crucial if you want to offer help, forexample checkout if they have phobias or panic disorders or any other type of anxiety because knowing the real thing will also help you to avoid mistakes.  You can find out through research and check out their symptoms then you will be able to tell the type of anxiety.

Find out the level of their Anxiety. After you have found out the type of the Anxiety, now the next step will be to know their anxiety levels because levels differ and they are treated differently. When i talk about levels i mean  they are people who have mild, moderate and severe anxiety.  Mild is that anxiety that almost everyone faces daily and it has very slight effects which do go away in few minutes, Moderate anxiety goes for longer than the mild anxiety and it can also cause some uncomfortable physical symptoms like muscle tension or fatigue whereas severe anxiety is the highest level of anxiety which can make you experience panic attacks. By knowing the level of anxiety, you will approach things differently.

Know the reason for their Anxiety. It is hard to go to a person who has anxiety and show him or her to do things differently without not knowing why they feel that way. Take sometime to dig into the reason  why your friend or partner is feeling like the way they are feeling, you can do this by talking to them in a friendly and normal conversation without being so direct or you can also talk to their closet friends to find out more about why they feel so anxious. When you find out it will be easy to help following the factors that are causing the illness.

Intervene Early. When you notice some of the physical symptoms of anxiety, don’t wait until things get worse , offer any of kind help as soon as possible. This helps because when someone is experiencing moderate anxiety and you intervene early, they won’t have severe anxiety. The problem is that most people are reluctant and they only realize when things are hitting up.

Limit Negative situations. I know it is really hard these days to avoid all sorts of   negativity because they are everywhere from the internet to our cycles but take a person who has anxiety where they are positive vibes or positive people this will make him or her less anxious.

Seek Medical help. You can help a person by taking them to see a doctor or a therapist regarding their condition. Even though you don’t know or can’t access a therapist physically, you can find an online therapist that you can talk to about your loved’s condition.

Get involved in their interests. You can do this by asking them what they enjoy daily and helping them enjoy that with the purpose of changing their focus from their anxious mind to the things they really like. This will help them have that anxiety break and it will help them reduce their anxiety.

Help them become self aware of their illness. This is done by educating them about their illness, you can do this by helping a person access some of the valuable information that can help him or her understand what is anxiety and how it can be overcome naturally. My best recommendation comes the release technique which i came to know about, it is a powerful program and has helped many to get their life back.

Give them hope. In most cases all what  people want is hope to help them pass through the day. A lot of people who are suffering from anxiety have lost hope, they think that they will die that way. You can change it by bring hope into their lives through talking about anxiety success stories, or reading to them inspirational things that do give hope. It will create a lot of difference.

Endevour to take them outside and let them enjoy the nature. When i was suffering from anxiety, i realized that everytime i went outside the house, i felt very different and was less anxious. The nature has a great impact on how a person feels and it can automatically change someone’s moods.

DON’TS.

Don’t Question them.  When helping someone overcome their anxiety, avoid asking them a lot of questions forexample” Why do you always panic? ” why do you have anxiety? people who are suffering from anxiety always feel like they are being  attacked or judged so you should always avoid that.

Avoid publicizing your loved’s condition if they aren’t comfortable. If you friend tells you that they have anxiety, always first ask them if they feel comfortable sharing that information with others, if not then don’t go around sharing it because this might increase their anxiety. They are so many cultures especially in Africa where stigma is created against mental illnesses.

Don’t force them to do things they don’t want. If there are certain things that need to be done but the person with anxiety doesn’t feel like, kindly just let them be and wait for the time when they feel  ready to do a particular task.

Avoid stressful conditions. The more an anxious person is exposed to stressful conditions, the higher the anxiety and the lesser the stress the lower the anxiety.

Note; If you use those simple tips above while following the dos and don’ts you will see a bigger improvement on your loved one’s life. Always remember recovery takes time and you don’t have to get tired helping till you kick anxiety out of your person’s life.

If you have any questions, kindly leave them in the comment section below and i will answer.

 

 

 

The best Anxiety medication

There are a lot of people out there who are suffering from anxiety and who are willing to spend some dollars to find relief or to stop the physical symptoms of anxiety and before they buy the medication like most people do, they research about it and the common question they come up with is, what is the best  anxiety medication? To be honest i didn’t think about it for a while till recently when i came a cross some articles of people recommending what they thought was better to cure anxiety.

What people think are the best Anxiety medications.

Before i lead you to the right answer of what your looking for, i have also realized that a lot of people have been led to a wrong direction by either their doctors or the internet to purchase the medications below as they are believed to be the best medication towards overcoming any type of anxiety.

Xanax.

This is a kind of medication that is  prescribed by the doctors in hospitals to patients who are suffering from panic disorders and anxiety disorders.  Xanax is supposed to be taken by the patient for a short period of time to relax their muscles and reduce the anxiety physical symptoms though some people get addicted on these medications and that’s when the problem starts.

Expect to see the following side effects when taking Xanax to cure your anxiety.

  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Trouble concentration
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle weakness.

Though they are a lot of people experiencing such side effects, still they are people claiming that Xanax is a miracle drug when it comes to dealing with their Anxiety.

Amitriptyline.

This drug works as a anti-depressant to help relieve or improve the symptoms of anxiety by increasing a level of certain chemicals in the brain which are connected to the central nervous system.

Me myself i was on amitriptyline for two weeks and it wasn’t the best time am telling you, yes it made me go to bed at night but in the morning i could wake up feeling very worse with no energy to do anything and this made me to immediately stop taking this drug.

If your on Amitriptyline expect to see the following effects.

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Skin Rash
  • Headaches
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and legs
  • Constipation.

This drug is most famous for reducing the chronic pain that might be brought by anxiety.

Valium.

The drug is used on the anxiety patients to calm their nerves because it contains that tranquilizer effect that can slow down the nerves in the brain. In my time of trying to cure anxiety, i didn’t use this drug but according to the reviews i have read, this drug is supposed to be used by people with mild to moderate anxiety which means that people with chronic anxiety ,this might not work for you.

Withdraw side effects include;

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Mood and behaviour changes
  • Night mares
  • Depression.

Imipramine.

This works as a anti-depressant drug that affects the brain chemicals known as the neurotransmitters which are involved in the cause of anxiety. It is known to relax the muscles and reduce pain. According to people who have used imipramine reported to have some ease in their anxiety symptoms but when they reduced or increased the dosage they immediately broke down.

Reported side effects include;

  • Dizzness
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Weight gain or loss

Ativan.

It is used in the short term management of people with severe anxiety. Though some people still get addicted to this drug like they do to other anxiety medication. Research states that it is not advisable to take it for longer than four months, but it acts fast on treating on set panic anxiety. According to my findings, many people who are taking it complain that they couldn’t get sleep after taking this drug.

The following are the side effects that can occur when you stay on Ativan for longer.

  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Violent mood changes
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Memory loss
  • Suicidal thoughts.

Other know anxiety medication include

  • Klonopin
  • Serax
  • Elavil
  • Desipramine
  • Clomipramine.

Why i don’t think that they are the best medication.

The best anxiety medication

All the drugs that i have mentioned above, help with anxiety but they aren’t the best medication when it comes to treating or overcoming anxiety because of the reasons that am going to be discussing below.

Affect your finances, Believe it or not these drugs can  make you spend more than what you usually spend in a month or a week. Imagine if you have been on these drugs for like six months or a year and you can’t imagine living without them, do you realize how much you spent and willing to spend in the future which definitely affect your finances in one way or the other.

Addiction. The moment that you start taking this medication and you feel like it is the only way to cure your anxiety or to make you feel better i guarantee you that you will be dependant on these drugs and you will feel like you can’t live without them hence having an addiction.

Limitation. The anxiety medication mentioned above they all have limitation to them, Forexample if you have any particular disease or your pregnant, your not allowed to use any of those drugs mentioned above. It means that you have to find something else which will help your anxiety rather than those drugs.

Change in behaviour and physical appearance. Whether you like it or not, these drugs will affect either your moods or the way you look. If you have been smaller they might make you fat and if you have been with some weight, they can make you loose some weight.

End your anxiety today

Now you see the reasons why i don’t support anyone using the above medication as a way of managing and treating their anxiety. i know it is a hard pill to swallow but the fact is if your using the above medication for your anxiety, your not trying to manage or overcome anxiety but your just harboring it.

What is my other option in terms of medication.

For the people who are so used to taking the anxiety medication, my only option for you would be to use medication that is made out of natural plants or what they call natural supplements for anxiety because most of them don’t have withdrawal effects and they can also help in reducing anxiety. I won’t say that i recommend a person to use medication as a way to treat anxiety because it did  work for me but never cured my anxiety but for some cases especially people with severe anxiety that affects their daily life activities instead of using Xanax or anything i listed above, you should try these first.

1.

Product; Zenta

Place to buy; Amazon

 

 

 

Zenta contain a blend of 13 natural  ingredients include chamomile, GABA, magnesium, Ashwangandha and other vitamins that will help in boosting your mood, increase the serotonin levels while reducing stress and anxiety through out the day.

Benefits.

  • Mood booster.
  • It doesn’t cause fatigue.
  • Promotes health cognitive functions.
  • Reduces anxiety.

2.

Product;  Serenity Hemp oil

Place to buy; Amazon.

 

 

 

If your having sleeping problems because of anxiety, this hemp oil will help you to revive your sleep and it will also reduce on the body aches that are caused y anxiety. It is a natural supplement that can be used daily.  Hemp oil contain Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids which are good for the brain health.    Instead of you taking the anti depressants, why not use hemp oil instead.

Benefits.

  • Helps to reduce the body aches
  • Corrects sleep issues
  • Provides a calm effect
  • It helps with dizzness
  • Reduces anxiety.

3.

Product; Genius joy

Place to buy Amazon.

 

 

 

The Genius veggie pills are well known as a brain booster. They contain ingredients like Ginseng, Sam-e, L-Theanine and other 11 vitamins that will help in combating all kind of stress levels that can make you anxious. When we feel anxious it means that our serotonin levels and dopamine levels are very low which will lead to future depression but the Genius joy pills increase all these brain chemical hormones that are responsible for a positive mindset and a good feeling.

Benefits.

  • It enables greater motivation
  • Improves overall well being
  • It acts a brain booster
  • It gives relief on anxiety
  • It fights depression

4.

Product; Anxie-T

Place to buy; Amazon

 

 

 

The product helps to nourish the nervous system and support the body’s natural ability to deal with stress, sleep problems and other things related to anxiety. The natural ingredients in the Anxie-T pills include L-Theanine and other plants like kava kava, GABA, they contain amino acids which are important for promoting brain health. The pills will provide you with a calming effect and you won’t feel tired when you take them.

Benefits.

  • Sleep better.
  • Relieves stress
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Boosts the moods.

5.

Product; Transzen

Place to buy; Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

If your anxiety is caused by nutritional deficiency, then Transzen is for you because the product contains essential vitamins ( vitamin Bs), amino acids and herbs( lemon balm, Ashwangandha, passion flower and many more) that will nourish your brain and reduce on your anxiety.  All the natural ingredients in this product are very useful in treating depression and anxiety. Transzen will help you to restore the depleted nutrients that are very important for the Brain functioning.

Benefits

  • It increases mental alertness
  • Increases energy
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Solves sleep problems.

 

For all that i have mentioned as medication produced out of plants can act as a second choice of the medication you can opt for rather than the anti- depressants but still however much you say that your seeing improvements in your anxiety by taking medication i call it harboring anxiety and letting the anxiety control you.  You have to ask yourself one thing if your an anxiety sufferer atleast that is what i did , will you take the pills for the rest of your life because of a condition you know that you can deal with without these pills, Hmmm well that should be at the back of your mind but let’s see my best option towards treating anxiety.

MY BEST ANXIETY MEDICATION.

For me what i consider as my anxiety medication is what i call self healing there is nothing that can take it out of the anxiety circle unless you understand it yourself and know the real reason why your feeling that way, you will realize that all the pills your pumping yourself was just to extend your anxiety cycle and let you live in the bubble for another one or two years.

What you should do.

I know that some people are using depressants right now which is understandable but you should start slowly by educating yourself about the illness or seeking help from people that will help you with your situation forexample you can join online therapy where to sign up is for free and you don’t have to worry about a face to face conversation or someone judging you. Therapy is a natural healing process that allows you to understand your illness and heal without taking any medication.

If you feel like your anxiety is caused because of the external factors like money, health or worry about the future, there is also a self help online program that is called the release technique it  allows you to learn how to take control of your life regardless of what situation your in and teaches how you can develop or change that area of your life  that is causing you to have anxiety. You can also take the matters in your hands by reading self help books that can widen your knowledge on the illness because they worked for me during my recovery period. Learn use the natural ways when it comes to dealing with anxiety or depression because it is the most effective way that will give you long term results.

If you have any questions, kindly leave them in the comment section below, i will gladly answer.

Note;  Am not trying to create stigma about the famous anxiety medication, i know they are alot of people using them and they are ok with it, this is my opinion due to my experience about the meds, it was one of the reason why i stayed with anxiety for so long because i realised i wasn’t trying to overcome it but to harbor the anxiety instead.

 

how to reduce anxiety naturally. 16 powerful ways that can control anxiety

ARE YOU HAVING CONSISTENT FEELINGS OF ANXIOUSNESS?

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If your an anxiety sufferer, and you are experiencing anxiety or panic attacks frequently, to the extent of not being able to perform your daily activities, you know that life can become very unbearable and painful. That’s why today I bring you the 16 powerful tips that you can use to reduce the level of your anxiety to a manageable state.

How anxiety levels differ.

There are different levels of anxiety experienced by different people as explained below.

Mild anxiety is a type of anxiety most people experience on a daily basis during certain situations, for example you can feel uneasiness in the stomach or muscle tightness in your body which can go away after a short time. This type of anxiety isn’t dangerous instead it can be beneficial as it increases alertness and focus.

Moderate anxiety, this can be similar to the mild anxiety but the difference is that you put all your total attention to the situation which is making you nervous or anxious and ignore everything around you. This type of anxiety can go on for a specific period of time and if it isn’t controlled it can easily turn out into severe anxiety.

Severe anxiety, Is the highest and dangerous type of anxiety whereby it can control your life and interfere with your daily activities if not treated early. This type of anxiety has no time frame on how long it will stop, it all depends on the person experiencing it at the moment. It is very important to know your anxiety level to avoid stress and depression because they are linked together. Taking an Anxiety level test will help you know to what extent does your anxiety have a negative influence on your daily life.

Ways that can reduce Anxiety

There are various ways on how you can reduce anxiety without taking any medication. It is very normal today for a person to fall into a fight or flight response due our everyday stress factors, but the issue comes in when this kind of feeling and perception remains consistent even without any reason that triggers the situation.

1. Acceptance. Acceptance is key when you are suffering from anxiety, the moment you start to live in denial that your not suffering from anxiety but something else which you have no idea about that is what increases our anxiety. You have to accept the situation because by doing so you will stop worrying as much about your physical symptoms which will eventually reduce your anxiety. I remember during my anxiety days what kept my anxiety levels to go up was because I had failed to accept the reality and when I accepted, that is when I started to see my anxiety levels shifting because I knew it wouldn’t kill me.

2. Change of beliefs. Our beliefs are very important when we have healthy issues, for example if you get to know that you have an anxiety disorder from the doctor and after sometime you reach in a situation where you are feeling very nervous or anxious, you have to be in position to change that belief in order to cut down the worries or the nervousness that causes the anxiety. Learn how to change your own beliefs here.

3. Stop checking yourself. When a person is suffering from anxiety, we experience all these physical symptoms that can be scary and according to our anxiety levels we can experience different symptoms everyday so by checking yourself to see what symptom has appeared or not appeared it only increases our anxiety. Many people find it hard to avoid checking on themselves, I don’t say that you shouldn’t be aware of how you are feeling but the thoughts you put on the anxiety physical symptoms it is what makes us very anxious, in one of my article I wrote about the best natural anxiety relief which I believe if you don’t know how to stop checking yourself you can include those activities in your daily life and you will be able to have breaks from your anxiety.

4. Stop dwelling on your past. I know that we all have our past that maybe triggered our anxiety or makes us anxious when we think about it, but you have to realize that the more you overthink or talk about an incident that happened to you in the past the more memories of that situation are stuck in your brain. Dwelling on something can very much increase your anxiety because it will always give you flash backs, Learn how you can stop dwelling on your past and focus on more positive things.

5. Reduce on the anxiety medication, Anxiety medication is good for a short term anxiety sufferer, because it is effective for only a short while. Those who are still on the anxiety medications know it very well that they can be addictive and withdraw effects can increase your anxiety. For anyone out there suffering from anxiety and has been on the anxiety medication for such a long period of time but still your anxiety hasn’t reduced, my only advice for you is to get off medications and approach anxiety in a more natural way. I know it can be hard to get off medication but if you start by reducing your dosages of pills you take a day, then you won’t be affected as much.

6. Educate yourself. Education has always been the greatest tool if you want to accomplish something and in most cases overcoming anxiety is all about knowing exactly what anxiety disorder really is. During my anxiety days I had to get selfhelpbooks that helped know about how to control and overcome anxiety attacks. I know that so many people don’t want to read or others it isn’t in their nature to read books but having knowledge about your illness will definitely shift your anxiety levels.

7. Build strong affirmations. This is one of the most natural ways that can help you reduce anxiety, by building your own strong affirmations that provide relief to your anxiety, it will make a huge difference. This can be a challenge at first but the more you do it the more you will get used to it and the more positive results you will get. There a lot of a affirmations you can build on your own that can help you reduce anxiety, for example the more you say to your self that I will be fine the less worried you become.

8. Being grateful. Being thankful for what we have or have accomplished in our lives everyday is a very powerful tool. When you are suffering from anxiety, most of the times we are depressed and we find it hard to appreciate even the smallest things around us and that increases our anxiety. Fear and anxiety are caused by our mental thoughts and how we perceive a situation, if your anxiety is caused by a financial situation or anything, try to look at the other bright side and be thankful for your life that you can still overcome a situation.

9. Surround yourself with positive people. When you are suffering from anxiety, try as much as possible to surround yourself with people who talk about positive things, otherwise if you hangout with people who only make your anxiety worse you won’t create a shift in your anxiety levels and your situation will be worse. There are people you meet in life when they will never say anything positive in their life, always talking about the negative side, those are the people you shouldn’t hangout around with during your recovery journey.

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10. Stop the daily search for solutions. It is very normal for a person to always look for solutions when they aren’t feeling OK or when they are trying to solve a problem. Researching and trying to figure out how to overcome anxiety is good to some extent but when you over do it you will become addicted to look out on the internet which I believe increases anxiety. When we look for solutions, we come across scary stories or anything that can trigger our anxiety so the best thing to do is to educate yourself the moment you find out that you have anxiety rather than trying to dig deeper into whatever situation your facing.

11. Limit everything that triggers your anxiety. We all have things that makes us anxious or depressed at some point but there situations or people that trigger our anxiety on a daily basis and that is what you should put a limit at. When I had an anxiety disorder, I realized that there where situations that could increase my anxiety levels from moderate to severe and it would make the physical symptoms worse. Things that can increase your anxiety include the unhealthy relationships, stressful work conditions, social media and many more others. The more you limit these situations the less stressed you will be.

12. Be hopeful, One of the reason why some people keep on moving even when the situation gets tough is, because they are still hopeful that things will workout for the best and for anyone suffering from anxiety should be hopeful that one day he or she will be anxiety free. Hope is that motivating factor that can bring tremendous benefits like reducing stress, reduces anxiety, helps to control the emotions, if practiced constantly. The reason why people with anxiety also fall a victim of depression is that they lose hope of recovering from an anxiety disorder.

13. Get out and enjoy nature. Nature has always been one of the way to reduce stress in our daily lives. I know some people when they are suffering from anxiety, they want to stay indoors and isolate themselves for the rest of the world in fear of getting a panic attack when they go outside. Being surrounded by nature or participating in nature activities reduces anxiety because research shows that nature lowers our stress hormone levels hence boosting our moods.

14. Find a person to talk to. It is good to find a person that you can talk to and share all your fears with, because now days it is common to experience any hardships in any different area of our life like relationships, financial problems, healthy problems which are the cause of our anxiety today. When you find out that you have anxiety disorder, talk it out with a person who understands what your really going through, this will help you feel that emotional support that can help you move forward to in your recovery journey. My advice is to avoid judgmental people and approach those who have suffered from anxiety before or you can as well find your own therapist that will help you throughout your journey.

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15. Be happy. Happiness works so much better than any other depressant for anxiety. I know that it is really hard to be happy when you have a lump in your throat or a burning skin due to an anxiety disorder but I also believe that there are things that you can do that can still make you happy regardless of what your going through. In most cases a person who is always happy has low chances of being anxious but a person who is always unhappy has high chances of being stressed and having high anxiety levels.

16. Learn to control your own thoughts. Many people most of the times they aren’t aware of what they are thinking about, which is one of the reasons why we stay in the anxiety bubble because we get imprisoned by our own thoughts. There are thoughts that can make us feel angry, frustrated and depressed whereas there are thoughts that can make us smile, laugh out loud, confident and happy but the issue remains that thoughts can have a great impact on our bodies. For anyone suffering from anxiety, he or she should be able to rewire their thoughts and replace bad thoughts with good thoughts.

End your anxiety today

The above ways don’t only reduce anxiety but also you can use them to overcome any anxiety disorder naturally. If your out there and you are suffering from anxiety, I would recommend you to include the above tips in your daily life and you will be amazed of what you will achieve in just a few months.

If anyone has any questions, or any of the natural tips to reducing anxiety naturally, kindly leave them in a comment section below.

 

What is the best tea for anxiety? My top recommendations

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Are you taking the right Tea for your anxiety?

what is the best tea for anxiety

When we are anxious and restless, did you know that taking a cup of tea would make a huge difference during that period?  though not all teas have that tranquilizer effect for calming the mind,  that is why if your suffering from anxiety you need that special tea that can give you the result that your looking for.

Drinking tea has always been used as one of the ways to reduce anxiety and stress symptoms by therapists.  Our daily consumption of tea can provide us with various benefits including having a great impact on our mental health.

What is tea?

Tea is known as a beverage made out of leaves ,flowers or herbs which is prepared by boiling water and mixing it with the beverage to make a solution.  There are so many type of teas which include green tea, yellow tea, black tea and so on.

How tea reduces anxiety

Most of the tea is made out of camellia sinensis leaves which contain caffeine which acts as a stimulant that reduces fatigue and drowsiness. Although caffeine is reported to cause anxiety but the percentage of caffeine in tea is just enough for the brain function.

Teas also contain small amounts of theobromine and theophylline which increase activity of the central nervous system.

The Beauty of drinking tea to reduce anxiety is that no side effects unlike other anxiety short term relief medication which gives  a lot of with draw effects. Taking tea has no time you can have it at any time of the day and as many times as you want.

Have you realized that most of the common reasons why people take tea these days has a link to anxiety symptoms?  These reasons maybe;

  • To sleep better
  • To boost the moods
  • To reduce dizziness
  • To relax
  • To improve on the cognitive performance.

The best tea for Anxiety.

During my anxiety days, waking up all feeling foggy with regular panic attacks it was the worst period of my entire life.  Drinking tea twice a day used to provide me with some relief on my anxiety symptoms. The challenge is always to find that tea that gives you relief in your anxious moments because to be honest not all teas help in reducing anxiety.

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Instead of relying on medication to reduce your anxiety, why not try out these natural herbal teas that will give you the same results as the pills but without giving you side effects. Below are my top tea recommendations for anyone suffering from Anxiety.

  1. Hey Girl Tea


what is the best tea for anxiety

This brand has a lot of different teas but i recommend the hey girl tea for sleep because this tea is made purposely to reduce symptoms related to anxiety.  It is made out of different herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, Valerian Root and passion flower.  The Valerian and lemon balm together improve the sleep quality in people with anxiety and sleep orders.

Daily benefits.

  • Treat insomnia.
  • Aids relaxation

Ingredients

  • Passion flower, reduces anxiety
  • Chamomile flower, aids relaxation
  • Lemon balm, solves digestive problems
  • Stevia leaf, supports weight loss
  • Valerian root extract, reduces depression

2. Pink stork Tea.

what is the best tea for anxiety

It is good for pregnant mothers with anxiety. The tea naturally eases the nerves and calms the body and mind. It is 100% organic, non GMO , vegan and gluten free.  Herbs included are chamomile, lavender, skull cap, rose hip fruit which naturally relieve anxiety and stress.

Daily benefits,

  • Improves sleep during pregnancy
  • Provides relaxation
  • Reduces anxiety

Ingredients

  • Chamomile flowers, aids relaxation
  • Lavender, reduces anxiety
  • Rose hip fruit, boosts the immune system
  • Skull cap, treat allergies

 

3. Tranquily Tea.


what is the best tea for anxiety

The tea is a natural remedy for stress, headaches and anxiety. It gives a natural relief from worries and stress of our everyday life.  The good taste for the tea which is naturally sweetened by stevia makes it easy and enjoyable to drink.

Daily benefits.

  • Eases tension headaches
  • Provides relaxation
  • Resolves sleep isues
  • Stress relief.

Ingredients

  • Passion flower, reduces anxiety
  • Lemon grass, treats insomnia
  • Spearmint, reduces headache
  • stevia, supports weight loss
  • Linden, treat nervous palpitations

4. Modest Earth happy camper tea.

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The tea is very good if your suffering from anxiety attacks. It is 100% organic, and provides a natural relief for anxiety, stress and depression. The nutrients from the leaves and roots strengthen and nourishes the nervous system.

Daily benefits,

  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Nourishes the nervous system
  • Reduces irritability

Ingredients;

  • Lemon balm, solves sleep problems
  • Passion flower, reduces anxiety
  • Skull cap, treats allergies
  • Lemon verbena, strengthens muscles

5. Tealyra tea

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It is a natural herbal tea that encourages relaxation. It helps to improve sleep, promotes solid, restfulness and reduces anxiety. The tea has a natural sweet honey floral taste so it is much enjoyable when drinking. It is made up of purely organic chamomile.

Daily benefits,

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Solves sleep problems
  • Treat cold sores

Ingredients

  • Chamomile, Reduces stress
  • Lemon verbena, Reduces inflammation
  • Lavender flowers, Reduces anxiety
  • Strawberry leaf, helps in digestion
  • Orange blossom, good fragrance

6. Cutea


what is the best tea for anxiety

If your suffering from generalized anxiety disorder instead of taking pills , this tea might turn out to be what you need to reduce your anxiety. The whooooo care tea includes all the special herbs that will give you stress and anxiety relief while increasing your mental focus.

Ingredients;

Milstle. promotes calmness                                                                                         Lemon grass; Supports stress relief                                                                          Birch; Bolsters your system with antioxidant.                                                    Ginkgo; sharpens your memory and concentration.                                        Nettle; soothes and relaxes your system.

7. kailo Tea

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The tea has a combination of multivitamins including Vitamin D, C and calm magnesium citrate. It is caffeine free

Daily benefits include;

  • Helps calm anxiety
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Helps aid insomnia
  • Helps with digestion.

Ingredients ;

  • Ginger;  improves brain function
  • Hibiscus; Manages blood pressure
  • Acai berry, Reduces irritation
  • Rooibos,  Acts as antidepressant agent.
  • Lavender, Resolves sleep issues

8. Be happy tea

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The purpose of be happy tea is to restore the nervous system, ease tension and anxiety.

Daily benefits;

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Restoring the nervous system

Ingredients

  • Skull cap; Hardening of the arteries
  • Lemon balm; Treat anxiety and insomnia
  • Vervain; Reduces depression.

9.  Organic chamomile with lavender.

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The tea is made up of organic chamomile and it is non-GMO with no additives.

Benefits;

  • Settles the nervous system
  • Relaxes  your digestive.

Even though tea  has various benefits which can help reduce anxiety but the truth is, it won’t cure the anxiety.  Anyone out there suffering from anxiety needs extra help to recover because no one wants to live with the unnecessary anxiety. Check out my recommendations on how you can start your recovery journey here.

if you have any questions about the best for anxiety, leave a question in the comment section below and i will kindly reply back.

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Causes of Depression in teens. Things that parents don’t know.

Depression is one of the major problem that is affecting our society today, it doesn’t only affect the adults but also teenagers as well. There are various reasons as to why kids in their teens fall a victim of depression, which parents have continuously ignored leading to more increased numbers of youth suicidal attempts.

How does Depression feel to a teenager?

When a teenager experiences persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness and loss of interest in doing daily activites, this can be termed as depression. Some people may have low moods for a short period of time while other stay in this state for a long period of time which turns out to be a mental illness that has to be treated. Reseacrh shows that 20 percent of the teens world wide experience depression before they reach adulthood and the increased risk of attempting suicide is by 12 times.

The process of becoming a teenager can be exciting because this is where your hormones are changing and puberty is coming through, but it  comes with both the positive and negative consequences which do play a big role on how a person lives their life.When a person is in teens they feel like they can do anything they want and they are nolonger controlled by their parents or guardians , which makes them fall a victim of social, environmental  and economic factors that cause depression.

Every teenager feels differently when they are depressed that is to say we all experience different things but parents should take note of the following signs in their children so that they can seek help where neccesary.

  • Frequent mood swings
  • Violence
  • Insomnia
  • Internet addiction
  • Increased fatigue
  • Suicidal attempts
  • Running away
  • Loss of appetite
  • Eating disorders.
  • Self injury
  • Feeling worthless.
  • Untentional weightloss.

Causes of depression in teenagers.

Depression comes in many different ways under different circumustances, some people become depressed without a reason, but still there are limitless causes of depression in teens today and am going to discuss a few of the most important.

 

Bullying.

This is the unwanted aggressive actions which occur among children in school or society through the use of abusive words, threats and physical assault. . The behaviour is often repeated and habitual. Bullying can be done in different ways like physically, verbally and electronically. It is the worst act that can be done to anyone, it puts a person in uncomfortable state which leads to physical and emotional stress.

According to the statistics 30 percent of teenagers in the USA have been involved  in bullying, either as a bully or as a victim of teenage bullying. This kind of behaviour is increasing day by day through social media sites and various media platforms.

The bullying of the teenagers is often done by they fellow age group members because of various reasons like peer pressure, wanting to feel empowered, payback reasons, gaining popularity, family problems back home and many more other reasons. So parents should take the intiative to talk to their kids to find out if they are being bullied by anyone in the society to avoid depression.

Physical appearence.

When i became i teenager that is when i started to mind about how i looked, whether i was small, fat or average. The physical appearence remains as one the main causes of depression in teens today. The whole world is becoming more advanced with a lot of exposure on how people look physically, this is done by exposing their physicality through social media plat forms which has caused anxiety in teens who feel like their physical appearence is ashaming.

A study shows that teens who are highly concerned about their body image  severely affect their mental health which causes depression and anxiety. The physical appearance factor applies more to teen girls as they want to have the perfect hair, clothing, shoes and body so that they can fit in the society. If a teenage girl doesn’t appreciate her physical attributes it reduces her self-esteem which can lead to teen depression.

Family issues

Every family has ongoing issues though some problems differ, in most cases  a child  who comes from a broken family forexample if  parents fight everyday, they are undergoing divorce, or they are addicts, that only can ruin a child who is in teens because of the failure of not having anyone to confide in during that stage of his or her life.

The situation in our families does have a great impact on how our kids or people in the family behave in the society. Just imagine if parents fight everyday while the child is seeing, what will the child feel or percieve of the situation. It will definately cause mental health issues and one of them is depression.

Poor grades.

Most of the teens do enjoy being at school as they get to meet friends but the problem comes in if they start performing poorly. When a child starts to have a poor performance this won’t only affect the child but also the parent as well. The teen will always feel embarrased infront of his collegues and the anxiety will arise when it comes to approaching the parents.There are reasons as to why teens can have poor grades for example taking alchol, drugs, loose of focus or just losing interest.

Some of the parents find it hard to watch their kids declining everyday, which can lead to them taking measures towards improving a child’s perfomance by putting strong rules or getting a private coaching tuitors. This  rarely solves the issue because it imposses stress on the teens which makes the very depressed. It is always advisable for a parent to talk to their kids before they take any measures.

Boy and girlfriend relationships.

People always get their first crushes and experience their first love when they are teens. The relationships they form don’t last forever and when they end these relationships, is where the depression comes in. I remember when i was 16, that is when i had my first boyfriend and i was very happy. The moment we separated i felt very devastated and i remember crying for the whole night. This is what exactly is happening to the teens, though some of teens decide to dwell on the first heart break they have ever experienced  which makes them feel so down and unworthy.

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When teens do fall in love they become overly excited not knowing the pressure that comes along with these relationships. Relationships sometimes do cause stress and teens may feel pressured to do things they don’t want to do, like a boy can ask a girl to do something as a proof that she loves him which can lead to stress. It is good if parents take a chance and talk to their kids about relationships when they reach their teens.

Bad diet.

Eating unhealthy food has been linked to how our brain functions. A clean diet  has a great impact on how we feel and our thoughts. Adolescents who consume a lot of unhealthy foods like junk food, sweatners, sodas are more likely to suffer from mental healthy issues.

Researchers in Australia analyzed the diets of teens aged between 11 and 18 years in 2005 and 2006, again two years later, they found out that there was an improvment in mental health after two years for those teens who where eating a clean diet and things detoriated for those who opted for a poor diet.  Most teens do  ignore foods that are high in nutrients like leavy greans, fruits, high proiten foods which do cause depression because healthy foods can inprove our state of mind.

Healthy problems.

There are  many chronic illnesses or diseases that people deal with today. Teens who suffer from chronic illnesses like Asthma, cancer, Diabets  are often depressed because most of their time is spent in treating their diseases which can even last for a life time.  Having a medical problem sometimes can deprive or discriminate a teen from participating in different activities which can develop sadness and self pity into a child’s life.

Parents should always support and give hope to their teens who are facing any medical problem to avoid a huge depression because this can be emotionally and socially draining.

Drug  abuse.

The excessive use of drugs and alchol in teens has caused many of them to become depressed. When a child reaches the age of 13, they feel like they drink and take any drug that they want, not knowning these drugs aren’t good for someone’s mental health and wellbeing.

Many kids who take excessive drugs and alchol do it for  different reasons like to cope with stress at school, peer presure, to feel grown which can lead to an addiction. Once the teens do realise that they can’t take themselves off drugs and they are loosing control that is when they become more depressed.

A report from CBS news showed a recent survey which was done and two million of children between the ages of 12 and 17 need treatment for substance abuse problem but only about 150,000 get the help they need. This is like awake up call to any parent who has a teen to interven early to avoid more serious problems.

Neglect.

Due to our busy schedules as parents or guardians, we often neglect our kids which make them to feel unloved hence making them depressed. Teens need more care and attention but if they feel that they aren’t getting enough of it from their guardians or parents, they will become stressed and sad.  Many teens are being neglected by their parents who don’t check up on them leading to various consequences that cause depression.

Teens who lack emmotional support are more likely to behave in away that hurt others. They are so many things a parent could do to show care to their children like, offering support if kids do have a problem, showing interest in what kids do if even though your not interested, taking care of them if they don’t feel well,  and monitoring what they are doing when not at home to avoid any surprises.

Poverty.

The state of lack or not having enough money to meet the basic needs like food, education, shelter, clothing, medical bills  is always depressing. Kids in their adolscent they want to have and experience things what others in the same group do experience, but if they get to know that they can’t afford it because their parents don’t have enough money it will put themin a depressed state.

Teens always care about what circle they come from, how do they come to school, whether in a fancy car or not, because some want to show off to their friends and others do feel embarrased if they aren’t living a life they want. A lot of kids lives have been affected due to overty this always comes from the environmental situation which include the neighbourhood, being homeless, lack of food and school tuition which destroys a child leading to depression.

Mental Health issues.

Depression in teens is often caused by  mental illnesses, it  takes  time to realize that a child is really suffering from a mental health problem which can cause serious damage on the child’s life. Mental issues like Anxiety disorder have become serious issues today affecting both adults and teens.join the online therapy program

If a teen has social anxiety, socializing with others becomes difficult which can lead to isolating him or herself from kids of the same age group.

If your teen or any child out there shows signs of depression,  he or she should seek medical help or counselling. Remember early intervention saves lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 weighted blankets for Anxiety. My top reviews.

10 weighted blankets for anxiety

 Having a good sleep has always been one of the ways to reduce stress and anxiety, and  things have become a lot easier by using weighted blankets . A weighted blanket stimulates the deep pressure touch (DPT) a feeling of gentle squeezing, hugs or holding that relaxes the nervous system and makes us to sleep better in our anxious or stressful moments

Have you ever had a stressful day or your having anxiety but the only break you get is when your sleeping, but you also fail to do so  because you have an itchy blanket or bed cover that isn’t comfortable enough for you to sleep.

Why you need a weighted blanket

Many people today suffer from high levels of stress and anxiety. This can be because of their jobs, family, relationships or the food they eat.  Having a good sleep is always a good way to reduce levels of stress and anxiety.

High levels of stress and anxiety are said to be the main causes of Insomnia. Research shows that 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders and 20 percent of the global population are deprived of enough sleep.

Weighted blankets have been scientifically proven to act as a natural treatment in people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, MS and many more.  They stimulate a deep pressure touch , a type of therapy that uses firm, hands on pressure to reduce chronic stress and high levels of anxiety.

But before we buy the weighted blankets there are things to consider.

  • It has to be 100% cotton
  • weighted blanket should at least be 10% of your body weight
  • The nature of the fabric

Though we all have our own tastes and preferences. what feels good for you might not feel good on some else so it is always important to choose a blanket that you really like.

Below are my top weighted blankets for anxiety

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  1.  Miesling weighted blanket.   most popular

The meisling blanket is one of the most well known weighted blanket to be used by people who are suffering from anxiety, stress, insomnia. The blanket has a quality premium for weighted sensory and great sleep.The hugging feeling of the blanket aids relaxation by helping the brain to release  neurotransmitters like serotonin that reduces the level of stress and anxiety.

The meisling weighted blanket is sewed in a beautiful diamond pattern which is attractive physically, so it looks good when laid on the bed.

Even though the blanket has a heavy materials , it has a soft feeling at the same time which will keep you in one posture and avoid tossing around in bed.)

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pros

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Machine washable Blanket.
  • it has two sides the cotton and the glass side
  • The company offers convenient after sale services

Cons

  • It’s a little heavy.

2.  Miran weighted blanket.  Immediate stress relief


The miran weighted blanket is a premium washable construction heavy comforter with a removable cover  60″ by 80″ | 20lb |.

if you experience stress factors through your daily life, this blanket is a must take as it provides immediate stress relief.

The manufacturers of the miran weighted blanket named it ” a warm hug” because it has a feeling of someone sleeping next to you. The miran manufacturers are known to only source the best materials for all their products and to make the most luxurious weighted blanket on the market.

The manufacturer provides three different sizes of blankets and a removable cover that is machine washable so it is easy to care of it unlike other blankets which can’t fit in the washing machine.


Pros ( table)

  • Machine washable blanket
  • It comes in different sizes 20lb, 15lb, 25lb
  • It has  removable cover
  • Its not too heavy.

Cons ( table)

3.  Buzio Weighted blanket.  A perfect gift

The blanket maximizes relaxation and minimizes body movement for a longer and deep sleep period which allows you to sleep better during the night.

Buzio blankets are safe and effective non -drug therapy for anyone seeking a solution for loss of sleep and relaxation. This may as well be given as a gift to someone who is undergoing a lot of stress, anxiety and sleep orders.

The manufacture uses 100 percent cotton fabrics for the inner shell and poly fill inside the blanket which makes it more comfortable. They also use 100 percent non toxic, hypoallergenic, sand like pellets to weigh the blankets.

( Even though this blanket doesn’t come with a duvet or a cover, you can easily put a design on it or pick a duvet of your own choice.)

The manufacturer provides a warranty of 12 months

pros

  • machine washable blanket
  • 100 percent cotton
  • it can be shared by two people
  • 100 percent non- toxic
  • No overheating during warm months.

Cons

  • its kind of heavy
  • no removable cover. so might have to wash frequently or purchase one.

4. KOZEE weighted blankets. High quality materials with a natural source of gravity

The Kozee premium weighted blanket is a home smart product which provides you with the high quality materials with the natural force of gravity  which enables you to have the best weighted blanket on the market.

It has a soothing sensation of pressure which is known as a deep pressure touch that will calm your mind and relax your senses. Many people who have used this blanket have reported improvement and positive effects in bedtime anxiety, depression, restless leg syndrome, PTSD and many more.

The blanket also has a 100 percent cotton, an oversized dimension and is also perfect for hot summer nights or cold winter days.

There is a money back guarantee if you purchase the product and you have a bad experience with it within the 90 days of purchase, they will replace the blanket at no cost.

Pros

  • 100 percent cotton
  • Natural gravity force
  • No overheating even in warm days
  • Oversized dimension
  • Good for adults and kids.

Cons

  • Too heavy
  • it can only be used by adults
  • No duvet cover.

5. Gafly therapeutics weighted blanket.  Good for kids and Adults.

The blanket is a heavy premium comforter for promoting calm and sensory therapy. It relieves anxiety by stimulating deeply and increasing the neurotransmitters that promote happiness and calm.

The blanket has a two featured construction, the durable weighted inner part and the ultra soft mink cover that dramatically increases the life of the blanket. Its durability and quality is tested for quality insurance and feature hypo-allergenic is smaller than any other blanket.

They have a 30 day money back guarantee if you aren’t satisfied with the product.

Pros

  • Unmatched durability and quality
  • Money back guarantee
  • Designed by professionals
  • softy mink duvet cover
  • Good for both Adults and kids.
  • Good packaging

Cons

  • It is not machine washable

6. Deluxe value weighted blanket.   Holistic alternative.


The blanket is made out of the best relaxation sleep fabric which provides heavy stress relief, restless leg syndrome and natural calm for anxiety.

The blanket has a sensory sensitive” minky dots” on one side and a cashmere like a smooth texture on the other.

It comes with both the cover and the cotton blanket. The cover is deluxe duvet style with security ties inside and the blanket is weighted by small beads woven securely in quilted design.

Because of its of holistic effect, it acts as a natural remedy to manage physical and mood sensitivity as well as insomnia. It promotes an easy personal hygiene  because the cover is conveniently machine washable.

Pros

  •  Holistic aternative
  •  It has a duvet cover
  • Premium quality
  • Tactile comfort.

Cons

  • Its a little heavy
  • slides off the bed

7. Fuzzy body weighted blanket.  Budget friendly


The fuzzy body is a sensory weighted blanket, designed specifically to mimic the feeling loved, embraced which helps you to relax and ease repetitive thinking and anxiety.

It is  made of 100%  cotton so you won’t be suffering from the night sweats, or toss around the bed.

The fuzzy body blanket is non -toxic so they have a low irritation.

If something happens to the blanket, there is 100 percent money back guarantee.

Pros

  • Soft not scratcy
  • 100 percent cotton
  • weight is evenly distributed
  • No over heating.
  • It is budget friendly

Cons

  • No duvet cover

8. YnM weighted blanket.  It comes in different designs.

The YnM weighted blanket is a great therapy for people with anxiety and insomnia. It helps to relax the nervous system by stimulating the feeling of being held and hugged. This increases the serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels which improves your mood and provides a better sleep.

The manufacturers are pioneers in making good quality weighted blankets, so they develop superior quality compared to any other brands out there.

As it is recommended to always choose a weighted blanket that is atleast 10% of the body weight, the YnM blanket comes in different sizes which do fit the twin bed, Queen and the King size.  The beauty of this brand is that it also comes in different designs which i really like, because  different people have different tastes and preferences.

The blanket is made of organic cotton which makes it non toxic, non allergenic and odorless giving you a more soothing and a comforting feeling for a better sleep.

The manufacturers give a warranty of three years just incase something happens to the blanket.  This means that they are so confident in their product which i find it really nice.

Pros

  • 100 percent organic cotton
  • It has different designs
  • Non-Toxic
  • No overheating

Cons

  • It can’t be used on kids
  • The duvet and the blanket is sold seperately

9. Harkla weighted blanket. Perfect for those who weigh 100 to 150 pounds

The harkla weighted blanket is a five star rated blanket which means that many people appreciate this blanket and it is worth a purchase.

It gives a perfect way to relax by laying down with your blanket instead of taking medications. The design of this blanket is a fluffy cotton filler which gives a great comfort and it’s additional extra dots are a great sensory input that have a calming effect when you rub your hands over it.

Research has shown that there has been a positive effect on people with insomnia , anxiety, sleep problems, sensory processing disorder, and PTSD who have used this blanket.

Even though this blanket has a less odor when you have just purchased it which some people don’t like , but the odor goes away with time.

Most of the weighted blankets need to be taken to the dry cleaner to be washed but the harkla weighted blanket is very easy to clean because it comes with a two piece  duvet cover that can easily be washed and dried.

Pros

  • Life time guarantee
  • Its good for people with extra weight
  • It comes with two piece duvet cover.

Cons

  • Less odor

10. YJ. GWL weighted blanket. It is affordable below 100 dollars.


The YJ.GWL weighted blanket is a gravity blanket for adults and it is designed to weigh 10-20% of your body weight.  It is great if you have sleep issues and anxiety, it also has a therapy effect inform of deep pressure which can help you to relax and fall asleep easier for a long period of time.

The blanket is made of 100 natural cotton which make its more cooler and durable than the normal blanket.                                                         The weight of the blanket and the duvet may feel heavy at first which you might not like but the weight helps you to relax the nervous system.

Due to its natural cotton, it is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and odorless. The compression blanket  evenly distributes weight to your body.

Pros

  • It has a therapy effect
  • made of 100 % natural cotton
  •  Non-toxic
  • weight is evenly distributed.

Cons

  • It is recommended to some people like pregnant women. kids or physically weak people
  • The blanket and the duvet are sold separately
  • The blanket is a little heavy

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Weighted blankets can help to reduce anxiety and solve sleep problems but getting the weighted blanket depends on what a person wants at the end of the day and what works best for him or her.

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Best supplements for Anxiety and Depression. Everything you need to know.

Best supplements for anxiety and depression

Did you know that nutritional deficiencies causes anxiety and depression? most people today are suffering from different mental illness because they have low levels of vitamins and minerals in their body. Finding the best supplement wouldn’t just correct the deficiency it will also take away the anxiety and depression.

In my previous post I discussed how  magnesium supplement can provide relief to a person suffering from anxiety and depression. Through research, I realized that it is not only having low levels of magnesium that you could suffer from a mental illness but also being low in other nutrients can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety.

When you consume food every day, do you always take a chance to look into the vitamins and minerals that you consume per day? This can be very difficult today because we can find ourselves being stuck in our own schedule of activities, which makes us not to care of how or what importance the food we put into our bodies contributes to our overall health.

When we are anxious or stressed, the first thing we opt for is to go to the doctor and in most cases they offer antidepressants in order to provide us with some relief, but unfortunately this medication works only for a short period and the withdrawal effects can be disturbing. Research has proved that the more anxious and stressed that we feel the more we lower our nutrients, in short term high levels of stress also deplete our body’s nutrients making us to have anxiety and depression.

Nutritional Deficiencies which causes anxiety and depression.

The life style that we live has made us to abandon the foods that provide us with high levels of minerals and vitamins. People consume more processed foods than fresh food because it is easily available and affordable which is leading to an increase in nutritional deficiencies hence affecting our moods and causing us to have high levels of anxiety. Below are the nutritional deficiencies that causes anxiety and depression.

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Magnesium

This is an essential mineral that our body needs to function properly. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body and many of those reactions are related to energy and to the function of the nervous system. If you have low levels of magnesium, your most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety.

It is always important to check your levels of magnesium because we need it for our bones, brain and muscles. It is very important to eat a magnesium rich diet though it is getting difficult to get access to all the natural foods that is why supplementation is a good idea.

The reason why magnesium is very important is because it acts a stress antidote and it has tranquilizer effect that allows muscle relaxation. If your have low levels of magnesium your mostly likely to have moods swings, muscle cramping, depression and hot flashes.

It is stated that people need at least 100mg of magnesium a day that is highly absorbable so that the body can use it inside the cells and make the bio chemical work properly. Foods that rich in magnesium include avocado, parsley, banana. Dark chocolate, brown rice, cashenuts and soybeans.

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Vitamin D

People with low levels of vitamin D have high levels of anxiety. Vitamin D activates genes that regulate the immune system and release neurotransmitters known as serotonin. Serotonin affects the brain function and development, it also brings the feeling of happiness. The reason why most people feel depressed during the winter is because they aren’t exposed to sun and they don’t get enough vitamin D.

It is estimated that one billion people worldwide have a deficiency in vitamin D. Every tissue in our body has vitamin D including our brain, heart, muscles and immune system. Vitamin D has a hormone which assists with the absorption of calcium, helping to build strong bones, teeth and muscles. When we don’t have enough vitamin D our bodies this can lead to severe symptoms like depression, fatigue and body pains. We can correct the deficiency by eating foods that are rich in Vitamin D include soy milk, eggs, mushrooms, tilapia, sole, tofu. Salmon and taking supplements.

Vitamin B-6

 

Vitamin B-6 plays a role in keeping the brain and the nervous system functioning as the way they should. Vitamin B-6 helps our body to make hemoglobin a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen thought the body. It also produces the hormones’ serotonin which regulates the mood and help our bodies to manage stress.

According to the research the neuropsychiatric disorders including chronic pain, depression have a link to vitamin B6 deficiency, that’s why many therapists are using vitamin B6 supplementation on their patients as away of overcoming anxiety and depression. Our levels of vitamin B6 get low when we use medications like cancer drugs, contraceptive pills and antibiotics.

Being low in vitamin B6 can lead to tingling in the feet, body weakness and depression. It is advisable to eat foods like liver, beef, potatoes, fish, fruits and starch vegetables.

 

Omega 3.

Omega 3 fatty acids have an impact on our brain function and the mental out look. The 60% of our brain is nearly made up of fish oil. Studies show that there is a link between omega 3 and depressive moods because it has been attributed to the fact that many of the products of omega 3 synthesis play key role in regulating inflammation such as prostaglandin which is linked to depression.

If we consume more foods that are rich in omega 3 like salmon, chia seeds, walnuts and mackerel, or add omega 3 supplements to our diet, we can improve our mental health and overcome anxiety and depression.

Amino acids

Proteins are a large complex molecules that enable the normal functioning of the human body, whereby proteins are made up of hundreds of smaller units called amino acids. The large potion of our body cells, muscles and tissues is made up of amino acids that are needed to make neurotransmitters that affect our brain chemistry and impacts our moods.

We can find amino acids in the food that we eat and a few in the supplements. Low levels of amino acids can lead to poor sleep, muscle pains, fatigue, mood swings and low immunity.

We can improve our amino acid levels by eating a high rich protein diet like eggs, yorghut, avocados, fish, pumpkin, Quinoa, chia seeds.

Zinc

Minerals like zinc are absorbed by plants and then get passed to humans. Zinc is very crucial for the brain function and health. The cells in our brains called the neurons, interact with each other by releasing chemicals called the neurotransmitters that carry signals from one neuron to another.

Our brains can’t work efficiently when we are lacking zinc in our cells and it can lead to body symptoms like anxiety, loss of appetite, thinning of the hair, low immune system. We can find zinc in many foods such as beef, pork, lamb and vegetables like beans, nuts and grains.

Zinc also improves and protects against traumatic brain injury. Supplementation with zinc has been used as an effective treatment for major depression and anxiety.

Iron

It is a very essential mineral that our body needs. Iron is one of the four components of hemoglobin which is a substance in our red blood cells that help the blood carry oxygen throughout the body. If we are low in iron our bodies can’t make hemoglobin which may lead to anemia.

Scientists have linked anemia to anxiety and depression because severe anxiety can deplete our body’s nutrients causing us to have chronic fatigue, insomnia. Pale skin and dizziness. We should eat foods that are rich in iron like spinach, liver, yogurt, pumpkin seeds, kale and using supplements if the foods are not accessible to correct the iron deficiency.

Iodine.

For the thyroid to work properly, we need enough iodine in our bodies. Thyroid is part of the endocrine system and is noted as one of the most important glands in the body. The thyroid gland in our body affects every function of the body include the body temperature, immune system and the brain function.

It also noted that high levels of iodine can lead to irritability and anxiety, so it is always advisable not to consume a lot of foods and supplements that are high in iodine always keep a balance.

As we have seen from the above deficiencies, in order to correct them you need to be eating foods which are rich in different vitamins and minerals which has become quite a challenge for everyone. It is becoming very difficult these days to go to the market and get fresh foods that which has left us with no choice but to consume processed foods with lots of sugar which do increase anxiety and depression.

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Adding supplements to our diet is a good thing because it can help us to correct the deficiencies and also prevent anxiety and depression in the first place.

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   Product ; Magnesium supplement.                                

Quantity; 180 capsules

Place to buy;Amazon

 

 

 

Magnesium glycinate is  the best absorbed form of magnesium and it is very gentle on the stomach. This  Zhou chelated magnesium will help to correct and reduce symptoms of a magnesium deficiency.  This product is good in muscle relaxation, healthy sleep patterns, bone strength and heart health.

It  is gluten and soy free.  Also vegans can use this product.The manufacturer gives a full refund if your not satisfied with the product.

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2.  Product Vitamin D

Place to buy; Amazon

 

 

 

If you have low levels of vitamin D, this nature wise bottle is worth a try.  This formula delivers the same biologically active form  of  vitamin D produced by the body as a result of sun exposure.

It helps in the immune system and muscle function.  The nature wise vitamin D3  bottle is non GMO and gluten free.

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Product; Vitamin B supplement

Quantity ; 60 capsules

Place to buy ; Amazon

The Nutrifect nutritional adrenal support supplements keeps you sharp, combats stress and anxiety.

It doesn’t only contain vitamin B6, It also has Vitamin B12 and magnesium which are also important for the overall health of the body.  click here and buy now

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Product; Omega 3 fatty acid supplement.

Quantity;  1 bottle

Place to buy; Amazon

 

The hemp oil supplement is rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. It is also known to have a strong anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that the hemp oil can help with pain relief and anxiety. click here and buy now

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 Product; Zinc supplement

Quantity; 100 tabs.

Place to buy ; Amazon

The Yuve zinc supplement is a natural plant based, which means they are no chemicals added and is free from gluten,  non GMO ,milk, sugar, artificial flavors, peanuts and colors.

The product is also gentle on the stomach and it doesn’t cause any digestion  discomfort.

It has a 100% money back guarantee just incase you aren’t satisfied with the product.

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Product; Iron supplement

Quantity; 90 tabs

Place to buy; Amazon

Blood builder provides support for healthy iron levels, energy and red cells production without nausea and constipation.

It is Gluten free and non GMO

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Supplementation is always good to correct our deficiencies since we can’t get access to all the foods that our bodies need but it also good to check your mineral levels before you start using the supplements.

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Top 5 magnesium supplements. what to consider.

Magnesium is one the essential mineral which i s very important to our bodies, taking magnesium supplements daily or including them in your diet can save you from a lot of healthy problems, but at the same time choosing the best magnesium supplement can contribute to our overall health. Most of the diseases that people are suffering from today are because they have low levels of magnesium in their blood.

What is Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral that our body needs to function properly. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of chemical reactions in the body, many of those reactions are related to energy and to the performance of the body. This mineral exists already in our bones, cells and muscles. According to research 50% of the magnesium is in the bones and the body works so hard to keep the 1% in the blood. Our bodies have to absorb enough magnesium so that they can be able to function and resist all the diseases.

What is a magnesium supplement.

This can be an additional product to our diet which is taken in by mouth as a pill, capsule or in liquid form in order to improve the levels of magnesium that our body needs to function properly. The magnesium dietary supplements are one of the most popular supplements that people have resulted in taking daily so that to have a balance of magnesium in their blood.

Many people worldwide are suffering due to magnesium deficiency whereby some go untreated or undiagonised which is contributing to their anxiety and depression. Statistics show that the deficiency in magnesium is increasing every single day due the life style that people are adopting to.

Why should I take Magnesium supplement.

It is very important to eat a magnesium rich diet that is to say foods that contain magnesium. The challenge is that we have abandoned the clean diet and we have resorted to eating refined foods that contain lots of sugar which don’t help to improve our magnesium levels in the body and that’s why supplementing our diet with magnesium products is a good idea to avoid magnesium deficiency.

Types of Magnesium.

  1. Magnesium Chloride
  2. Magnesium citrate
  3. Magnesium Oxide
  4. Magnesium sulfate
  5. Magnesium Gylcinate
  6. Magnesium Carbonate
  7. Magnesium chelate

Signs and symptoms of magnesium deficiency

 

As we already know that magnesium is a very important mineral that our body needs, its absence can contribute to a lot of various physical body symptoms which include;

  • Insomnia, Low levels of magnesium in the body contributes to having sleepless nights. Magnesium as a mineral has a triquillizer effect that aids in the relaxation of the mind. People with low magnesium have difficulties in getting sleep and staying a sleep.
  • Anxiety, Most people find themselves anxious all the time with no good reason, this happens when your magnesium levels decrease severely to the extent of having anxiety physical symptoms like hot flashes, tingling and headaches. Magnesium regulates the nervous system that can help you deal with stress and reduce anxiety.
  • Irregular heartbeat. This where you feel your heart beating faster more than the usual or making pauses. Magnesium deficiency increases irregular hearts known as arrhythmia because its known to reduce the level of nutrients like calcium to drop. Calcium works hand in hand with magnesium, whereby with no magnesium, calcium can’t be absorbed well in the body.
  • Depression, Our brains need magnesium to function properly. As research shows that a variety of neuromascular and psychiatric symptoms including depression was found in magnesium deficiency patients. Positive neurotransmitters which are responsible in stabilizing moods are regulated by magnesium.
  • Muscle cramping, These are sudden contraction of muscles which can happen anywhere in the body for example sharp pains in legs, necks and muscle tightness. This uncomfortable feeling can be a result of not having enough magnesium in the body since magnesium is an essential mineral that aids muscle relaxation.
  • Fatigue, waking up tired and staying tired like though your from doing a day’s hard work is a sign of having low magnesium. Our bodies rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. According to the UHN daily, magnesium is involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions, a key reaction being energy production.

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Other symptoms include,

  • Mood swings
  • migraines
  • Obsesity
  • irritable bowl syndrome
  • Autism
  • Constipation
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure
  • kidney stones.

Things that causes magnesium deficiency.

  • High stress levels, The more a person gets stressed the more difficulty it becomes for the body to break down food and supplements into an absorbable form. Stress also reduces the stomach acid levels which aids the absorption of magnesium in our bodies.
  • Medication, The medications that we take sometimes deplete the magnesium levels in our bodies. Medication that reduce magnesium include antibiotics, birth control pills, asthma medication, heart failure medication and anti cancer drugs.
  • Refined Diet, These are foods that contain low magnesium include junk foods, sodas, packed and tinned foods, processed juices. This kind of food makes it hard for magnesium to absorbed in our bodies.
  • Heavy menstruation periods, When women have heavy periods that last for more than 7 days they don’t just loose blood but also the mineral levels are affected too. Heavy periods always cause hormonal imbalances within the body due to unbalanced levels of minerals in the body
  • Excess sugar, Taking foods which have a lot of sugar like sodas, sweeteners are said to have phosphates that are attached to magnesium in our bodies making it unavailable for absorption.
  • Alcohol addiction, Excess use of alcohol is reported to deplete our body’s magnesium. Even though people consume alcohol as a way to relax and forget their problems, less do they know that they are bringing in healthy problems because alcohol increases the excretion of magnesium by our kidneys.
  • Calcium supplements, Even though we need calcium supplements to make our bones and teeth strong but too much of it can be a disadvantage. In order for calcium to be absorbed in our bodies we need to have enough magnesium because too much calcium can lead to unhealthy conditions like arthritis.

MY TOP 5 MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS

When choosing a magnesium supplement there a lot things you should consider like,

  • Solving the problem. Will the supplement do its intended purpose because not all magnesium supplements work.
  • The price, is it affordable because there are times when your required to be on a supplement for a year. In that case the price should be fair so that you don’t stop consuming the product because you ran out of money to buy the product.
  • Absorption, when buying a magnesium supplement. You should make sure that it can be easily absorbed by the body.

Below are best my recommendation magnesium supplements.

1. Magnesium Glycinate.

size; 1Bottle

Quantity; 120 capsules in a bottle

Place to buy Amazon

Vendor, Rise supplements

The magnesium glycinate which is well-known to be easily absorbed in the body and it doesn’t have much side effects like loose stools if taken on the full stomach. It can help people who are suffering from depression, migraines, high blood pressure, lack of sleep and anxiety.

I recommend the product from rise supplements because it is made from natural ingredients and its very suitable for vegetarians as well. It is manufactured in the UK and if your unsatisfied with their products they always give a refund.

You can also check out other good magnesium glycinate products  as here.

2. Magnesium Chloride.

Product.

Size, Bottle

quantity. 1

place to buy.  Amazon

This is a highly recommended form of magnesium because it is highly soluble in water. Magnesium chloride is produced primarily from great sea salt and being in the ocean once in a while it I s a great thing because it contains chloride. Research states that dead sea minerals contain a higher ratio of magnesium chloride. It can be taken orally to treat problems like failure in proper digestion, Anxiety, restless leg syndrome,  stress, anxiety, insomnia and it can as well be applied on the skin as oil.

This magnesium oil spray is only made of magnesium chloride and Aloe vera.  It is has the ability to be absorbed rapidly via the skin directly to your cells.  You don’t only get benefits for magnesium but also aloe vera as well. The oil is very easy to use, you only have to apply it in areas you feel discomfort or pain.  It is manufactured in the USA.

3.Magnesium malate,

Vendor, Vitabay

Place to buy. Amazon

Quantity,  1 tin (180 capsules)

This a combination of magnesium and malic acid. Its vital for the health of our kidneys and bones. Magnesium malate is a natural substance that helps in the production of energy and its constant use can provide us with tremendous benefits. Like reducing acne, gives relief in fibromyalgia, helps with the production of antioxidants,

The magnesium malate from vitabay is made in Germany and can also used by vegans as well. This company is well known for producing good quality supplements.

4. Magnesium Taurate,

Vendor,  Cardiovascular research limited.

Quantity 1 Tin( 60 capsules)

Place to buy. Amazon

This is a combination of magnesium and amino acids. It is also known as the magnesium ditaurate. Magnesium taurate helps in the working of cells and nerves in the body. Research states that taurine has an observed safe level of supplemental in take in normal healthy adults. It helps to reduce heart palpitations because it has a positive influence on the regularity of the heart beat and the overall strength of the heart. I recommend it to anyone who also suffers from high cholesterol levels.

5. Magnesium sulfate.

Vendor, Power health

Size, 1kg

place to buy. Amazon

This is an inorganic salt which is commonly called Epsom salt. It can be used in baths and beauty products. Magnesium sulfate is highly water-soluble and it is also used as a laxative to relieve acute constipation. The usage is very easy as it can be taken orally or placed in the bath. It has tremendous benefits like treating skin inflammation, reducing the symptoms of asthma and aids in relaxation as well.

The Epsom salt from power health can be used externally and taken as a food supplement as well. It’s also suitable for vegans.

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Magnesium supplements are very important to add in your daily consumption to avoid healthy problems and also improve the performance of the body. I would also recommend eating foods daily that contain high levels of magnesium.

Foods that contain Magnesium

  • Beans
  • spinach
  • kale
  • brocoli
  • whole grains ( brown rice and oats)
  • Seafood like salmon
  • Ovacado
  • Bananas
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dark chocolate
  • cabagge

Note, If you’re suffering from anxiety or any particular illness before you start adding magnesium supplements to your diet, first check your magnesium levels in the blood with the doctor.

If you have any questions regarding the supplements, leave a comment and I will gladly answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best natural anxiety Relief. 17- natural tips that will reduce your anxiety

Best natural anxiety relief

Anyone trying to to overcome anxiety knows that the recovery journey isn’t an easy one, there are always some set backs to it, for example today your ok but then the next day your worse. For that matter getting a break from your anxious mind is always a good thing when dealing with any type of anxiety. There are so many natural ways that can help a person living with anxiety to get some relief during the dark days.

 

What are the dark days to a person living with anxiety?
These are days when a person with anxiety feels worse to the extent of not performing his or her daily activities.

for instance when you have an anxiety disorder you can easily get panic attacks, anxiety physical symptoms and suicidal thoughts due to feeling extremely anxious.

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What should i do when am feeling anxious?

Anxiety doesn’t have time of occurrence, we easily get scary thoughts that make our minds worry, causes us pain and lead to unnecessary fear.

There are natural tips that a person dealing with anxiety can use to reduce the levels of anxiety daily.These  ideas won’t bring any side effects to your mind and body but will instead make you feel better every single day.

1. Taking sole water,

 

 

 

 

 

I recommend anyone suffering from anxiety to take sole water ( water mixed with Himalayan salt) this won’t only provide relief but it will put an end to the panic attacks. Sole water is very healthy if you take a little of it everyday during the anxiety journey since it contains natural minerals that the body needs.

2. Warm Bath.

It’s always nice to soak yourself in a warm bath and relax for some few minutes. A person can also include chamomile products like oils in the warm water as chamomile is a well known herb for treating anxiety and reducing anxiety symptoms.

3. Read inspirational books.

Self help books that only talk about positive thinking can act as a relief from anxiety. The more a person reads a book that ultras the mind from negative to positive thinking, the less anxious a person will be. There a lot of materials out there inform of books, quotes that provide hope and inspiration to a person with anxiety.

4. Prepare your favorite food.


There is nothing more relaxing than eating what you want.  In anxious moments we always feel sad, so preparing our favorite food can be a good remedy for anxiety. Keep in mind that the food should be healthy because unhealthy food contributes to a very anxious mind.

5. Listen to nice Relaxation music,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music has always been used as a way of relaxing, when the anxious thoughts pop up in away find your favorite music that you enjoy to listen to, this doesn’t mean meditation music or slow music, it should be something you enjoy because this will increase your focus on the music and let the anxiety be which will provide a  a big relief.

6. Meditation,


Meditation is when you put all your focus onto something. This can be a particular feeling, words, sound or activity. Meditation is proved to be a powerful technique in changing our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. This can be done anywhere at anytime whenever you feel anxious. When your meditating try to think about only positive things because humans we are bigger than the anxiety that we feel.

7. Laugh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find something that makes you laugh because laughter goes hand in hand with happiness. The more your happy the less anxious you will be. There is a saying that when you laugh the bad energy goes out of your body. There are a lot of things that you can opt for like reading funny articles, watching comedy and  laughing with friends.

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8. Play sports or games,


 

 

 

 

 

During anxious situations don’t just sit there and dwell on how bad your feeling in that moment, instead engage yourself in sports or games that keep your mind active and focused on other things. This can be light sports or computer games with friends, anything fun and competitive will provide relief in anxious moments.

9. Exercise,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any work out can reduce levels of stress and improve the healthy of the body. If you work out often you will realize that the mind will start to change and perceive thoughts different. Exercising has tremendous benefits because it increases a person’s mood and makes them mentally alert. They are lots of different exercises a person could do for example, going to the gym, jogging, taking light walks, riding a bicycle.

10. Write down your anxious thoughts,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a very powerful exercise to providing relief in anxiety sufferer. The more you write down what you are afraid of the most, you won’t be afraid of it anymore. Practice this exercise every time you feel stressed or anxious it will take some load off your mind and you will feel more relaxed.

11. Meet up with friends,


 

 

 

 

 

A good meet up with friends is always a good thing to get the worries off your shoulder. When meeting friends make sure they are good friends who only talk about positive things that doesn’t increase your anxiety. This will help you massively because social interactions are always good when it comes to relaxation.

12. Take a trip,


 

 

 

 

 

 

This can be a short trip maybe in the mountains or somewhere new. Traveling to a totally different area will put your mind at ease. When traveling it is better you either go alone or with good company.

13. Tea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taking tea has always been beneficial to our overall health. There are lots of beverages that you can use to make a stress reliever tea. For example chamomile, green tea, check out the benefits of drinking tea everyday.

14. Eat some fruits


 

 

 

 

 

Fruits contain minerals and vitamins that our bodies do need for example vitamin A, Vitamin D, zinc, magnesium. vitamin c, potassium. Daily consumption of fruits will make a person feel better and it will create a big change in someone’s moods hence lowering the anxiety levels.

15. Social community work,


 

 

 

 

 

Working with others and providing help to another people will shift the thoughts in your mind. The social activities can include counseling others, giving first aid to others and providing help where necessary.This is a good anxiety reliever because you won’t focus on your fears anymore rather you will focus on helping out others.

16. Take a nap,

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always good to find time and sleep for a few minutes or an hour. Napping improves the alertness, moods and performance of a person. You can always fix 30mins in your schedule everyday and take some time off to nap.

17. Just do nothing.

Most of the time when we are stressed or anxious we want to find something to do or to occupy us but what if we choose to just do nothing and just visualize the good things we want in life. Just doing nothing for like 30 minutes can give you relief during the anxious moments.

 

Note; All the natural tips work for short and long term in providing relief during the anxious moments. Remember to always focus on the things you enjoy and that only will change your moods and feelings.

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