At least that’s what the song says 😎. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I suffer from anxiety and depression. I was diagnosed in college and still struggle with it. I’m on medication and see my therapist regularly. While those do the trick most of the time, sometimes I need a little extra help.
Yesterday I talked about the Elevacity supplements. Again, I think they’ve helped but I’m really taking those for focus and weight loss. The anxiety help was just a side benny.
My favorite supplements for anxiety are Tulsi Capsules by Organic India and Calm by Natural Vitality (Amazon.com). I started using these products two years ago on the recommendation of my doctor. They helped so much I was able to reduce the prescription anti-anxiety meds I was taking.
Tulsi, or Holy Basil, works to reduce anxiety and stress and helps with a bunch of other things too (possibly cortisol…I’m gonna get this cholesterol down). I started drinking Tulsi tea a couple of times a day especially when I was super anxious or knew I was going to have a stressful work day. I noticed a difference the first day. I prefer the Organic India Original Tulsi tea but it comes in a bunch of different flavors. So choose what taste best to you.
I switched to the capsules over a year ago because they were easier to deal with while I was traveling. I’ve stuck with them since. They totally calm me down and don’t make me tired or loopy like some of the prescription meds. I typically use them during the day – taking them with breakfast. I find one dose does the trick for me.
Sometimes my anxiety affects my sleep, and that’s wear the Calm comes in. In the past I’ve tried prescription sleeping pills but they weren’t a good fit for me. I’ve done the over the counter stuff too but those usually leave me feeling groggy and sluggish in the morning. Calm doesn’t have that affect on me. I like the orange flavored powder (comes in different flavors and there are capsules too) mixed in water. I take it about 30 minutes before going to bed. Helps me sleep through the night. No tossing and turning!
Again – I’m not a doctor. You need to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements. I’m just giving my opinion based on my personal results and make no representations or guarantees about these products.
Y’all need to do what works best for you but these things help me. Staying on my meds and talking to my therapist are the biggest things that keep me on the right path, but sometimes I need a little more help. I learned a long time ago it’s okay to ask for help! While I’m work on my physical health I don’t want to forget about my mental health.
What do you do stay on track with your mental health? What do you do when you need a boost?