I've always known myself to be a nervous person, but unfortunately as I've gotten older my relationship with anxiety, stress, and insomnia has worsened. What used to be sweaty palms or minor pre-presentation tension is now a borderline panic attack. I have sought and tried professional medical help, but I hesitate to start regularly medicating myself for fear my waking life will become that of a loopy automaton. Sleeping pills were nice, but soon got addictive. I didn't like the direction this was going.
Instead I sought a more holistic approach, which includes mental and meditative exercises coupled with stress-fighting dietary supplements. Below I document my hunt for the ultimate dietary supplements to combat anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
- The links I included are to the products I myself have tried and (in the case of favorites & honorable mentions) personally recommend.
- In general I like the NOW brand, as I find it consistently potent. Nature's Way is also good.
- I don't like Japanese brand DHC. Their supplements seem very weak and do next to nothing for me. I gave up on that brand.
- Japanese brand Nichie is awesome. This is the one I use for Maca. Unfortunately, they don't offer my other favorites.