Supplements That Fight Stress

By Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, Medical Director and Founder of the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine and medical expert for ABC and Headline News. Dr. Bhatia is also Integrative Medicine adjunct faculty at Emory University.

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Stress Symptom: Anger, Rage and Anxiety

We all know stress worsens our moods, but chronic stress can lead to outbursts of anger or rage. These outbursts are an extreme expression of anxiety, one of the most frequent symptoms of stress. There are a number of anti-anxiety remedies, including the aforementioned magnesium.

Theanine: Found naturally in green and black tea, theanine helps to relax the mind, tuning down the desire to have an adult temper tantrum. Theanine doses begin at 200 mg per day.

Phosphatidyl Serine and Taurine: These natural anxiolytics work to increase dopamine, relaxing the central nervous system.

Stress Symptom: Poor Immunity

Many patients find that in times of stress, they are frequently ill. Stress, remember, depletes essential nutrients, wearing down the immune system.

Astragalus: This herb acts as an anti-viral, helping to fight off winter coughs and colds.

Dr. Tasneem Bhatia

Article written by Dr. Tasneem Bhatia
Integrative Health Expert Medical Director, Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine Author, What Doctors Eat Contributing Editor, Prevention