Relationship to Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency" Adrenal insufficiency can lead to a host of problems, including a weakened immune response, anxiety and panic attacks..." Recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance"Caffeine can cause adrenal insufficiency which in turn can lead to anxiety..."
Recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)"A deficiency of vitamin B6 ( pyridoxine) causes extreme anxiety, nervousness, confusion, and melancholy..."
An inner sense of tension or nervousness. Anxiety can result from medications, depression, medical problems, social isolation or lack of psychological support.
Anxiety states are frequently associated with elevated hair copper levels. This may be due to an excessive production of stimulatory neurotransmitters (catecholamines), which include epinephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine. Zinc deficiency due to copper toxicity can also result in anxiety states.
Kava Kava, St. John's Wort
Recommendation Kava"...This risk may be due to an impairment of the parasympathetic nervous system with lower vagal control being reported in persons with more severe anxiety..."
Recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)"...Its sedative properties have earned it a role as a psychotherapeutic adjunct [Vickers, 1969]..."
The Condition"...Nutrients such as calcium and magnesium, B-vitamins, niacinamide, B12 injections (especially if stomach acid production is insufficient), tryptophan with inositol and chromium, valerian root, and GABA can have a calming effect..."
The Condition"...In people with chronic anxiety unrelated to life events, an injection of sodium lactate will trigger a panic attack..."
The Condition"...Eating a lot of foods high in refined sugar increases blood lactate levels and can induce panic in susceptible persons..." Recommendation Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)"...Vitamin B6 is easily destroyed by heavy use of alcohol, drugs and refined sugars..."
Recommendation Magnesium"...It is a natural tranquilizer as it functions to relax skeletal muscles as well as the smooth muscles of blood vessels and the gastrointestinal tract..." Recommendation Kava"...Only about 2% of patients taking kava reported minor side-effects, predominantly gastrointestinal complaints, skin reaction, headache and photosensitivity..."
The Condition"...Anxiety disorders, like depression, may run in families and be linked to an imbalance in neurotransmitters..." Recommendation Inositol"Inositol works by regulating the action of serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter, within the nerve cells..." Recommendation Tryptophan / 5 HTP"Tryptophan (or 5-HTP), the precursor of the sleep-inducing neurotransmitter serotonin, also has relaxing and calming effects..."