You’ve been told over and over again that anxiety and panic attacks are “mental” illnesses.
And it’s easy to believe it because your anxiety attacks make you feel like you are going crazy.
In a desperate attempt to regain your sanity and a sense of control over your racing mind, you try everything:
Medication, therapy, breathing techniques and even some alternative therapies and home remedies.
Nothing really works, except maybe the medication.
If you don’t mind depending on drugs for the rest of your life, this article is not for you.
If you are sick of anxiety meds and want to find a possible root cause for the anxiety that has ruined your life, keep reading.
Anxiety Causes (The Missing Link in Your Anxiety Treatment)
How would you feel if you found out that the months or years of your suffering could be caused by a “simple” nutritional deficiency? And if this is the case – Is it still a “mental” illness?
Multiple studies, readily available on PubMed, have confirmed that magnesium deficiency can be a major cause of anxiety, panic, depression and other nervous-system disorders.
Same goes with amino acids and anxiety. Amino acids are crucial for a proper function of the nervous system.
The Anxiety Cause that (almost) No One Knows About
Unfortunately, only few people are aware of the connection between nutrition and anxiety while they easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness.
Depression, anxiety and panic disorders are more typically thought of as strictly biochemical-based or emotionally-rooted.
But science has proved that nutrition can play a key role in the onset as well as severity and duration of these “mental” conditions.
A magnesium deficiency can cause or worsen symptoms of anxiety. Magnesium naturally calms the nervous system and the muscles; whereas, a deficiency can result in a tense body and an anxious mind.
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If that’s not enough, a few studies have found that during periods of extreme stress, magnesium is often used up by the body, which leads to a vicious circle of magnesium deficiency.
Before You Take Another Pill, Know THIS
Anxiety medication won’t kill you, but they will do absolutely NOTHING to CURE the root cause of your anxiety.
Even if you ignore the horrible side effects, the possible kidney and liver damage and possible drug addiction, they will do nothing other than hide your symptoms (if they work at all).
On the other hand, if you really lack in magnesium and amino acids, adding them back to your body can actually cure your anxiety, or at least dramatically relieve your symptoms – naturally, without side effects and without being addictive in any way.
Dosage, Usage and Warnings
I am not going to tell you to stop taking your medication; only your doctor can approve or disapprove that. But do NOT try to the magnesium-amino-acids combo together with medication. There are possible counterinteractions.
It’s important to take both supplements, the combination between them is what works.
(Please check for contraindications if you are taking prescription medication)
- Amino Acids – the TwinLabs Amino Fuel has B1, B2, B6 and B12, which are needed for the amino acids to cross the blood brain barrier. It’s also liquid and will absorb better. You don’t have to start with the full recommended dosage, just measure 3/4 of an ounce once a day. The Amino Fuel is a 32 ounce bottle if you take 3/4 of an ounce a day the bottle will last about 40 days.
- Magnesium – start with 120mg a day and add more if needed. Too much magnesium can cause loose stools so you’ll know when to reduce the dosage.
I recommend either the Natural Calm powder or the GNC magnesium tablets.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As I mentioned above, over dosing of any natural supplement can cause digestive problems, but if you reduce your intake it will go away.
It’s not recommended to take these along with any kind of medication because of possible counterinteractions.
If you do stop taking medication, you will most likely have some withdrawal symptoms when stopping the meds so you might feel worse before you start to feel better
Let Me Know How it Works For You
I have heard so many success stories and I would really love to hear yours too. Let me know if this works for you and share your experience with me in the comments, o.k.?
To your health and happiness,
15 thoughts on “The Anxiety Cause That You May Not Know About”
To all those suffering from depression and anxiety…..sometimes medicine is what works best and that’s ok too!! I tried therapy, supplements and a gluten and dairy-free diet and it left me feeling worse than ever. PLEASE do not think you are a failure if you need medicine…no guilt. It’s hard enough to accept the condition and its symptoms. I feel great now on medicine and I’m sleeping better too!! I still try to eat healthily and take a multivitamin every day but sometimes supplements and a perfect diet aren’t enough!!
Is the depression a result of the surgery or you suffered from it before it as well?
I always recommend looking inside and being honest with yourself. Depression is a result of wanting to do or be something, and believing that there’s no way to achieve it. This causes despair. Helplessness. Depression.
Anxiety is actually an improvement from depression. It’s when you no longer believe that you are helpless, you just fear the consequences of doing what you really want.
Talk to your inner voice. What is it you really want? What would you do if you didn’t think you are limited? Does thinking about it make you feel better?
There’s nothing you can’t do. Stop believing in your limitations. When you go where you really want to go, you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your health – without actually doing anything else.
I just had open heart surgery and I am dealing with depression and anxiety. ..can you tell me what I should try…I need your help. Thank you Nancy
Let me know how it has worked for you, o.k?:)
Twinlab’s Amino Fuel is a fantastic product. I used it when I was running, for energy and stamina. I will have to give it s try again for the anxiety that plagues me.
Eggs are very rich with amino acids, so is quinoa. To get all of them combine them with a variety of vegetables and fruit – every day.
I’d love to know which foods contain the essential amino acids that would help with anxiety and depression. I always tend to think that eating healing foods are better than taking supplements, when possible. Thanks
Before reading this, I read your article about magnesium oil. If i were to begin taking the amino acids and use a magnesium oil, I would omit the magnesium supplement, correct? Which do you think is a better option, oil or the supplement? Thanks!
Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday! I have also found my anxiety/depression was linked to gluten exposure which was causing leaky gut and nutritional deficiency. I found my perfect supplementation routine for mental/physical health is garden of life prenatal, garden of life B vitamin complex, green pastures fermented cod liver oil, blue bonnet chelated magnesium, and some essential oils for “off” days.
Thank you Meghan!:)
I made a magnesium spray that has worked really well. You can look up the recipe on a few like-minded blogs like mommypotamus, mygutsy.com and others. I spray it on my belly and inner thighs. Works really well! I have found that sometimes it can make my skin itchy, but I just have to eat some probiotic foods or take my supplements and it stops.
You can also take Epsom salt baths or Ancient Minerals Magnesium baths. Magnesium is more easily absorbed through the skin, so is another option to try.
Some people have rported that you feel the results in a wee, some say a few weeks. Just give it a try and see.
Do come back and tell me how it worked for you!:)
How fast would these supplements work.
Thank you Meital.
That’s great, but you should know that it’s hard to diagnose lack of Magnesium in blood tests. If you are not taking any medication, I would just try to take the magnesium supplement in small doses and work up slowly to see if it helps.
Thank you for this info. I am struggling with a panic/anxiety attack righ tnow as I type this. Will be calling my doc tomorrow for some blood work!