The Best Vitamins, Supplements and Lifestyle Remedies for Anxiety

The most common mental health disorder in America is anxiety, and over 40 million adults are impacted by them every year. That number is expected to rise as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many adults and seniors experienced unparalleled levels of stress, financial insecurity, anxiety, fear and medical hardship. It isn’t surprising that so many of us have been experiencing anxiety after the past year. Thankfully, there are many different natural ways to improve your mental health and better manage your anxiety.

Assess Your Lifestyle

The first thing that you should do is evaluate your lifestyle. Things like not getting enough sleep and eating an unhealthy diet can take a toll on your mental health, even if it seems like your physical health might be different from your mental health. When you are looking to reduce your anxiety levels, make sure that you are not overindulging in alcohol, smoking or consuming too much caffeine. All of these things have been shown to increase anxiety or even cause it outright.
Beyond things that you should subtract from your lifestyle, there are also things that you should consider adding. Make sure that you are getting enough sleep at night and avoid using your smartphone or a laptop in bed. Incorporate meditation into your day, as studies have shown that it can lower anxiety levels and even act as an antidepressant. Of course, if you are in need of assistance you should also contact your doctor to talk about how you’ve been feeling and consider exploring therapy.

Vitamins Can Help

Vitamin deficiencies can lead to anxiety and other health challenges, as serotonin deficiency, low vitamin B6 and low iron have all been detected by neuropsychologists looking to better understand anxiety. Some of the supplements that can help to reduce your anxiety include:

  • B vitamins
  • Magnesium
  • L-theanine
  • Gamma-aminobutyric acid
  • Valerian root
  • Licorice root
  • Ashwagandha
  • Rhodiola
  • Passionflower
  • Probiotics

You should always consult your doctor before adding new vitamins or supplements to your diet to ensure that they will not react poorly with other medications that you take.

Improve Your Mental Health with Senior Care Lifestyles

Senior Care Lifestyles specializes in connecting seniors with the right in-home care, assisted living, or senior living community to meet their needs. We have helped hundreds of clients and treat each senior as a valued member of our own family deserving our personalized attention, compassion and respect.

For help, or questions please call us at 410-977-3718 or send a message through our website www.seniorcarelifestyles.com.

Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Deborah Bakalich, Certified Senior Advisor®
Owner, Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®) & Assisted Living Placement Specialist - Senior Care Lifestyles, LLC provides compassion, guidance and recommendations to families faced with transitioning a loved one into Assisted Living, Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care, Skilled Nursing, Temporary Respite Care or a Continuous Care Retirement Community. Senior Care Lifestyles was founded in 2014 by Deborah Bakalich, a Certified Senior Advisor and graduate from both Towson University and Stevenson. Senior Care Lifestyles is uniquely positioned as a local (not National) Maryland based placement firm familiar with Maryland senior care facilities and in-state financial assistance programs for senior residents. They meet personally with each family to understand the seniors care needs including medical, personal lifestyle preferences, budget, religion and desired geographic location. They pride themselves in locally guiding and educating families through the entire maze of senior living options available and will schedule tours on behalf of the family and accompany the family on visits of communities. They are passionate and committed to finding the perfect match to call home and stays with the family throughout the entire process, every step of the way, until a decision is made, and the senior is safely moved into their new home. Senior Care Lifestyles can also provide the family with trustworthy, vetted, and reputable experts to assist with the transition for organizing, packing, moving, sale of real estate, estate planning, legal services, and determining eligibility for State, Federal and Veterans Benefits to assist with care costs. Deborah is a proud member of the Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN) where she has served as Vice President on the Board of Directors. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s Organization, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Mid-Atlantic Network Group and a member of the Business Opportunity Network (BON).

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