If you have ever suffered from anxiety, either mildly or once off, you will know that it is as debilitating as a physical illness. Only, no one can see it. They tell you to get over it, that it is all in your head and a little positive thinking will set you right.
Little do they know inside your chest is tightening, your fingers are tingling, you can’t stop fidgeting and getting a deep, fulfilling breath is out of the question.
For some, the only way toward the clear is anti-anxiety medication that keeps these feelings at bay. For others, there are natural solutions; walking, deep breathing and of course magnesium.
Mineral magnesium is one of the most amazing things you can take if you are suffering anxiety – mildly or on random, particularly stressful, occasions.
Janeen Howard, GO Healthy NZ’s natural health practitioner, shared with us the why we should consider mineral magnesium.
At night we have an active mind, she said, especially if you are anxious. Mineral magnesium helps switch your mind off. It also relaxes your muscles and unlocks stressed muscles. She said that it helps you feel at peace both mentally and physically. By taking GO MAGNESIUM 1-A-DAY 1/2 an hour to an hour before bed, you are setting yourself up for a dreamy sleep and in turn, a more relaxed following day. (On the plus side, it is also really good if you suffer menstrual cramps!)
“In a western society we feel stress on a daily basis”, she said. “It has become the daily norm and it is unfortunate for us to think this is normal.”
If you are experiencing anxiety, sometimes you also need something to help you breathe a little deeper through the day as well. If you are not interested in anti-anxiety medication, which makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud all day, we found a few alternatives. Janeen suggested two products that will help you when you are at different stages of stress – that keep you mentally focused.
Not sure if you will benefit from these? Ask yourself this. Do you find that you can’t handle small, simple tasks? Do they seem too daunting.
If you answered yes, this means your adrenal glands are too stressed. These glands play one of the most important roles in controlling your body’s stress as they regulate your metabolism and help your body respond to stress.
The first solution is Go Adrenal Support, which works within a few days and keeps you balanced all day. If you are on anti-anxiety, anti-depression or sleeping pill medication you should not take these.
The other, Go Stress Remedy, which is perfect for intense bursts of stress or panic.
The best thing is that neither of these react with your contraceptive pill.
There are other things you can do from time to time to help calm your mind and body.
If your anxiety is bad from time to time or on a regular basis, remember you are not alone. Get in touch with a friend or someone you trust or Anxiety New Zealand.