Today, all-natural anxiety support is more important than ever. Try Polygala and self care for the win!
Anxiety can affect everything from your personal health and work to your social interactions and ability to experience calm, joy, and human connection. Even in mild cases, it can cause significant problems in everyday life. Many people take prescription medications to treat their anxiety, but some people experience negative side effects. Fortunately, there are all-natural anxiety support alternatives you can explore.
Anxiety Medications Can Come with Side Effects
Did you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness in America? The Depression & Anxiety Association of America states that 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older have anxiety disorders.
Many people choose to address anxiety with prescription medications such as anti-depressants, beta blockers, and benzodiazepines, which can have negative side effects, including the following:
- increased appetite and weight gain
- fatigue and drowsiness
- loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems
In some instances, some antidepressants can make symptoms worse instead of better.
People who take benzodiazepines, sometimes called benzos, can build up tolerance and become dependent on the drug. In addition, anti-depressants or SSRIs and beta blockers have the potential to cause hormonal, systemic, and/or nutrient imbalances.
To be clear, antidepressants are not necessarily problematic. In fact, many people benefit greatly from taking antidepressants under the watchful direction of their medical practitioner. However, in some cases the drawbacks and dangers can outweigh the benefits. Be sure to share your concerns with your healthcare provider up front and make sure they are committed to following up with you on a regular basis to check on your progress and the ways in which your body is dealing with any potential side effects.
All-Natural Anxiety Support
While some people find success using prescription medications, others feel better when they include natural remedies in order to support a healthy mind and body.
As an alternative to taking a daily medication, try these natural anxiety support strategies to ease your anxiety:
Stress Management – Stress is always going to be lurking around, but there are many ways to manage stress, like taking time off from work or studies, making lists to nail down your growing to do list, and prioritizing self-care.
Exercise – Physical activity releases chemicals in the brain, which can enhance positive thinking.
Meditation – Breathing and taking time to quiet your mind can send signals to your body that everything is okay. Try a daily meditation first thing in the morning or at bedtime to ease anxiety and stress.
Herbal Teas and Extracts – Unlike prescription medications, herbal teas and extracts may offer a healthy, all-natural anxiety support alternative that can nourish and support your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. All natural anxiety support can include herbs that may provide health benefits, such as Polygala tenuifolia (Yuan Zhi).
Try Polygala for Anxiety
Linden Botanicals offers Polygala tenuifolia extract in 200 gram to 1,000 gram sizes and as OM! Mood Support. Drinking a tea made from Polygala may provide natural anxiety support.
Also known as Yuan Zhi, Seneca, and Chinese Senega, this adaptogenic herb offers strong support for stress management. Polygala can help maintain the balance of the nerves when you’re feeling stressed and anxious.
Polygala health benefits include supporting healthy brain function, learning and memory, creativity and awareness, sleep, and relaxation. We invite you to learn more about this all-natural extract, starting with the Polygala FAQ!