July 23, 2004
| Stress and Anxiety
Restore Your Ability to Manage Stress
with Stress-reducing Supplements
You can help restore balance in your body by taking
nutritional supplements, because they provide nutrients that are
often depleted during stressful times. Make sure you are taking
a good multivitamin everyday, adding individual supplements from
the following list.
B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin,
niacin, B5, B6, folic acid, biotin, PABA, B12, choline, and inositol).
Deficiencies in B-vitamin complex have been associated with anxiety.
Take 25-100 mg during the day.
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol) normalizes
the level of central nervous system neurotransmitters. It is particularly
effective for women executives in their 50s at the peak of their
careers who cannot afford to have their days disrupted by unstable
emotions. Take 400-2000 IU daily.
Magnesium helps to produce ATP, the energy
currency of our cells. Take 400-750 mg of magnesium aspartate daily.
Calcium combats stress, nervous tension,
anxiety and even muscle cramps. Taken at night along with magnesium,
it helps you to have a restful sleepand it’s good for your
bones. Take 800-1500 mg daily.
Potassium enhances your energy and vitality.
Potassium aspartate has been shown to reduce fatigue after five
or six weeks of constant use. If you’re drinking a lot of coffee
and alcohol, you’re losing a lot of your needed potassium in your
urine. Take 100-300 mg daily.
Chromium helps maintain stable blood sugar
levels. Take as chromium picolinate, 100-400 mcg daily.
Selenium enhances the action of vitamin
E and improves mood. Take 50-150 mcg daily.
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