3 Holistic Anxiety Treatments

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3 Holistic Anxiety Treatments

Anxiety is one of the most crippling of all invisible illnesses — and it’s only become more prevalent. The stats show that 18% of all US adults now suffer from anxiety. Over half of all US adults will experience anxiety or panic attacks at some point in their lives. 

But the plant kingdom is here to help...and not just in the form of CBD. In this article we’ll be covering three of the most effective holistic anxiety treatments: two from plants and one from an even more unusual source. Keep reading to learn more. 

  • L-theanine for relaxed brain waves
  • Turmeric: keeping cultures anxiety-free for eons
  • L-theanine+turmeric+CBD: a trifecta of calming compounds
  • How to bring out your body’s built-in calmness

L-theanine for relaxed brain waves

L-theanine is an amino acid with particularly calming properties. For those of you who don’t know, amino acids are the building blocks that make up proteins, and proteins are the building blocks that structure pretty much all forms of life. [1] But L-theanine stands out from most amino acids (like the ones contained in quinoa or steak) in the sense that it’s calming, not excitatory, to your body’s central nervous system. This micro-level calmness allows L-theanine users to experience truly macro-level results.  

You can probably guess where L-theanine comes from based on its name: green tea! Studies show that L-theanine can actually change the frequency of your brain waves from the beta state to the alpha state, setting the stage for calmness from the inside out. [2] Users report that L-theanine has made it easier for them to keep calm in social situations, focus at work, and sleep better.

Turmeric: keeping cultures anxiety-free for eons 

Turmeric is a spice that’s heavily used in Indian cuisine...but it’s also much more than that. 

Turmeric contains several bioactive compounds, notably curcumin, that can naturally optimize your mood. 

Studies have linked curcumin to reduced levels of anxiety and depression. Some of these studies show that curumin may be just as effective as Prozac when used for these purposes. The researchers involved concluded that their study provided the “first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe modality for treatment in patients with MDD [major depressive disorder] without concurrent suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders.” [3

The compound also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties — making it a great choice even if you don’t have anxiety. Other studies on turmeric (there are lots of them) show that it may be able to address physical aches and pains, too. [4

Another plus? Even ultra-high doses of turmeric are completely harmless. You can take virtually as much as you need to reduce anxiety without having to worry about unwanted side effects. 

L-theanine+turmeric+CBD: a trifecta of calming compounds

If L-theanine is good for your mood...and if turmeric is good for your mood...then what happens when you add a third helpful compound into the mix, in the form of CBD?

While a lack of research on this specific trio means we can’t say for certain, people who’ve tried it say that this trio calms them down unlike almost anything else. Just as full spectrum CBD oil’s combination of cannabinoids and terpenes work together to become stronger than their isolated parts, L-theanine, turmeric, and CBD might just work together to become stronger than theirs. 

If you’re ready to experience the mental shift that comes with L-theanine + turmeric + CBD, we’re here to help. Medterra’s CBD + Keep Calm Gummies feature an optimal dose of all three ingredients: 50mg of L-theanine, 50mg of turmeric, and 25 milligrams of pure CBD. Below are some other important stats. 

  • Vegan
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Designed to kick in within an hour 

How to bring out your body’s built-in calmness

The third and final way to keep calm and carry on doesn’t involve any substances at all. Instead, it involves a way of life! 

By now you probably know that activating your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a proven way to enhance your inner calm. But did you know that cannabinoids like CBD aren’t always needed to do this? 

It’s true: certain foods, exercises, and activities can also activate your ECS and create calmness from the inside out. One very interesting study found that singing — yes, singing — caused your body to produce more of an endocannabinoid called anandamide. [5] Anandamide upregulation, in turn, provided singers with less anxiety and a deeper sense of calm. Just FYI in case you weren’t already singing in the shower.

Holistic anxiety treatments: summing things up

Anxiety can be tough...but natural compounds can help. Consider trying out the L-theanine + turmeric combo for yourself if anxious thoughts are getting you down. You could even opt for a product that features some additional CBD. 

And don’t forget that calmness is a two-way street. In addition to taking natural anti-anxiety compounds, you may also be able to relieve anxiety simply by acting (or singing) the part. 

3 Holistic Anxiety Treatments
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  1. Noll, M., Ph.D. (2019, April 26). Proteins – The Building Blocks of Life. The Scrutinizer. https://thescrutinizer.org/proteins-the-building-blocks-of-life/ 
  2. 200 mg of Zen. (2001). Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/10762800151125092 
  3. Efficacy and safety of curcumin in major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. (2013). PubMed Central. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23832433/ 
  4. Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health. (2017). PubMed Central. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/ 
  5. An Analysis of Endocannabinoid Concentrations and Mood Following Singing and Exercise in Healthy Volunteers. (2018). PubMed. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30534062/ 

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