Everyone experiences anxiety some time during their life. Anxiety is a normal reaction in most cases, but when the anxiety is long-standing or interferes with functioning properly at home or at work, then it may need professional attention. Typical symptoms of anxiety include tension, irritability, frustration, hopelessness, insomnia, impaired concentration, inability to cope, dizziness, worry, stomach distress, troubled breathing, rapid heartbeat, and dry mouth. If not properly treated, persistent anxiety may lead to such conditions as high blood pressure, impaired immune system, and more serious anxiety disorders such as panic attacks and agoraphobia. While the exact causes of anxiety are unknown, it is thought that the brains neurotransmitters (chemicals that induce activity between brain cells) may be responsible for mood patterns. There is significant scientific research that suggests many natural herbs (including passionflower, valerian, and hops) may promote healthy brain neurotransmitters. Other herbs helpful in calming the nervous system include lemon balm, chamomile, lavender, and skullcap. St. Johns wort, which supports healthy mood, may also support nervous system function in some cases were depression is a factor.
Because prolonged anxiety and stress can adversely affect the immune system and wear down overall health, supplementing with daily vitamins and minerals, plus antioxidants and essential fatty acids may also be beneficial. Important are the vitamins and minerals that help support the nervous system and minimize the effects of stress such as calcium, magnesium, and the B-complex vitamins.
Since anxiety has both physical and psychological components, various mind/body techniques such as meditation, relaxation, biofeedback, yoga, hypnosis, massage/aromatherapy, and exercise may be helpful. A healthy balanced diet that emphasizes fresh vegetables, whole grains, and proteins to nourish the nervous system is important. Avoid excessive alcohol intake, smoking, caffeine, sugar, and refined foods.
|Our Pharmacist's and Naturopath's Supplement Recommendations:|
The following products are recommended by licensed pharmacists and naturopaths who have specialised in natural medicines and dietary supplements.
If you are currently taking medications or other dietary supplements, we highly recommend you ask your Pharmacist or Doctor for additional guidance.
Practitioner Products Warning:
These products are either of a higher potency or efficacy. Practitioner products in Australia are prescribed by either doctors or naturopaths and usually have higher doses based on the latest in research and development. By purchasing this item you certify that you are under the guidance of a qualified health care practitioner who can direct your proper use of these items.
Anxiety with Nervous System Tension
|GABA Mood Assist features PharmaGABA® to promote a natural state of calm. This product may help relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.
GABA Mood Assist may be considered a natural sleep aid to support the relief of insomnia.
This product is non-addictive and does not result in daytime drowsiness.
This well researched combination of magnolia (Magnolia officinalis) and phellodendron (Phellodendron amurense) may assist in the promotion of a healthy stress response by aiding relaxation and supporting normal healthy cortisol levels.
|Glutamine is a precursor for GABA - a neurotransmitter. It contains glutamine, a precursor to GABA and glutamate as well as contains Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, a cofactor required for the conversion of glutamate to GABA
May help to support neurotransmitter levels
May help to support the immune system
May help to support the gastrointestinal systemGlutamine is a precursor for GABA - a neurotransmitter.
Anxiety and Exhaustion
Anxiety, Irritability and Mood Swings
|Antioxidants help protect the body from the ravages of free radicals. Free radicals damage our DNA, cell membranes, and our immune system. They are a major factor in ageing, as well as degenerative diseases of the body and brain. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers which neutralize the destructive effects of these free radicals. Daily intake of antioxidant supplements as part of a healthy lifestyle protects us from the damages of these harmful free radicals. AntiOx Excel features a scientifically formulated blend of nutrients and herbal extracts to provide maximum protection against free radical induced damage. AntiOx Excel may be beneficial for oxidative stress, detoxification processes and as an adjunct for disease conditions that require antioxidant support.|
|Formula SF88 is a complete balanced high potency multi formula, clinically designed to support the mind and body to adapt to the emotional and physiological stresses of busy modern day lifestyles. Formula SF88 addresses a range of conditions that fall into that broad category known as 'stress' and the resultant nutrient losses that impact upon many organ and body systems. The nervous system is adversely affected, vitamin stores are depleted and mineral and trace element balance is altered.
A unique feature of this product is the inclusion of the trace element lithium, for which there is increasing evidence of its essentiality. The formula also contains two traditional nervine herbs, Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), a class of botanical medicines with recognised benefit to the nervous system.
|Essential fatty acids are "good fats" that are absolutely necessary for the reproduction of cells. We also need them as part of the many natural biochemical processes of the body. They are called "essential" because each cell in our body needs a supply of them each and every day. They are also called "essential" because they must be taken in from our diets or in supplement form. As part of a healthy lifestyle, supplementing daily with essential fatty acids helps to keep our bodies functioning at their peak. This formula combines the beneficial omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids which are most important to our health. Omega-3 EFAs are utilised by the body in several key areas that help influence general wellbeing. As phospholipid components of cell membranes throughout the body, they support healthy cell function and fluidity. Additionally omega-3 EFAs provide anti-inflammatory activity, and also support the maintenance of healthy brain function and healthy triglyceride levels.|
Our pharmacists and naturopaths also compound 100% Natural and Alcohol Free Liquid Herb combinations. Please contact us for a FREE consult on your requirements.
|Flaxseed Oil capsules are anti-inflammatory and especially recommended for the relief of inflammation associated with arthritis.
All Melrose Flaxseed Oil capsules are now Vegicaps. This gives everyone the ability to have a completely Vegetarian Essential Fatty Acid supplement in a capsule format. Vegicaps are made using a gelatine called Carrageenan sourced from seaweed.
We now simply refer to our capsules as Organic and Chemical Free. Both type come in 100 and 250 capsule pack sizes. Organic Flaxseed Capsules are in the traditional Melrose Purple label.Each capsule contains 1 gram of Flaxseed Oil. The adult dose is up to 10 capsules daily.
Common symptoms of anxiety disorders - Headspace - National Youth Mental Health Foundation
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