BY CLAIR WHITTY
Lots of people find natural remedies helpful for stress and anxiety but high-level anxiety on the day of an exam is a different story. Sometimes a combination of supplements might be needed. You may have been taking supplements to help you cope on an ongoing basis. Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Lemon Balm, Passionflower, B Complex, L Theanine and Magnesium are common choices. These are ones that I often write about and are fantastic for stress and anxiety. These help your body to cope so that you can feel calm and focussed. But, at times like this when you have exams and there is increased anxiety you may need something extra to get you through. You might find the supplement you are taking is suddenly not controlling the anxiety like it normally does.
If your anxiety is now at this heightened level you could take Rescue Remedy or Jan De Vries Emergency Essence alongside any of the above. Flower remedies help in the emergency to help you feel calm. Rescue Remedy comes in drops or spray form. If you prefer you could take the Rescue Pastilles. I find those really handy and frequently use them for feelings of panic before events.
L Theanine is traditionally used for panic and panic attacks. It helps to calm an overthinking mind. Check and see how much is in your supplement for your daily dose. You might need to add in some extra. Common dosage is 400mg per day but in emergency times and short term I would take a little extra, up to 600mg spread throughout the day. L Theanine is perfect for times when you need to focus, not overthink, and ease panicky feelings.
A.Vogel Passiflora Relax Spray contains Passionflower and Lemon Balm. But what I like about this product because is that it is one that you can take with you on exam days. You could use this with the Rescue Remedy or other supplements to give you that little extra support on exam day.
Natural remedies are an aid, a support to help you through. Relaxation, your diet, gentle exercise, sleep, talking to someone about how you are feeling are important too. If you have any questions visit us, phone, or email, we would love to help.
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