Supplements To Help Manage Stress and Anxiety Naturally

by Sara Banta | Mar 20, 2020 | Articles, Immune Support, Stress Relief & Mental Health

Over the last decade, perceived stress and anxiety have increased exponentially; most people would admit they experience chronic stress and have issues with anxiety, which they didn’t necessarily a few years ago.

What’s Changed?

Even though stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood issues are related to mental health, physical health deterioration over the years has caused a massive increase in mental health issues.

Causes of Overall Health Decline and Increased Anxiety

Processed Foods

Processed foods are creating brain health issues through multiple avenues including:

    • Inflammation. Processed foods are full of inflammatory ingredients that not only inflame the tissues in the body but also cause inflammation in the brain, leading to brain fog, and increased feelings of stress and anxiety.
    • Neurotoxins. Processed foods can contain neurotoxins. Neurotoxins are substances that can adversely affect the structure or function of the nervous system, including the brain and nerves. Exposure to certain neurotoxins can indeed lead to various neurological symptoms, and in some cases, this may include anxiety, serotonin, dopamine, or gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which are implicated in the regulation of mood and anxiety. For example, exposure to certain heavy metals like lead or mercury, or certain pesticides, has been associated with changes in neurotransmitter function and may contribute to anxiety symptoms. Additionally, some toxins can induce oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain, which can also impact mental health.
    • High Sugar. Sugar isn’t always bad in its natural form, but in processed foods, the amount of sugar is extremely high, causing insulin resistance, blood sugar swings, and increased feelings of perceived stress and anxiety.
    • Low Nutrients. As people are replacing real nutrient-dense food with processed foods, the brain and the body aren’t receiving the needed nutrients for optimal function.  Not only do these foods not have the needed nutrients, but they also disrupt the absorption of nutrients from other foods. As the brain is starving, it doesn’t have the building blocks to create happy neurotransmitters like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. 
    • High Unhealthy Fats. Processed foods usually contain unhealthy trans fats and seed oils, which can cause inflammation in the brain as well as the body, and these oils stay in the body for over a year. Moreover, these fats lead to insulin resistance at the cellular level and can increase the risk of not only stress and anxiety but also dementia and Alzheimer’s.
    • Additives. The additives in processed foods are seen as “toxins” in the body and may lead to brain dysfunction, anxiety, and other mood issues.
    • Leaky Gut. Processed foods alter the gut microbiome and cause Leaky Gut; this severely impacts brain health, anxiety, and the ability to deal with stressors. 

The relationship between neurotoxins and anxiety is complex and can depend on the specific toxin, its mechanism of action, the duration and level of exposure, and individual susceptibility. Some neurotoxins can directly affect neurotransmitter systems, such as those involving

Spike Protein

Spike protein has infiltrated throughout the population and we have been exposed. It is known to affect the brain along with other organs including the small intestine, ovaries and testes, lungs, cardiovascular system, kidneys, and gut. Once it is in the body, it dysregulates the function of the ACE2 enzyme receptor in the liver which leads to the following issues:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Water retention
  • Insulin dysregulation which causes mood swings and anxiety
  • Inflammation in the brain and body
  • Oxidative stress
  • Hormonal imbalances which can further cause mood issues

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is characterized by a low-functioning thyroid, slow metabolism, fatigue, and more. The thyroid is the master endocrine gland, so if it isn’t optimized, there is a cascade of negative side effects on the brain and body. Many people put on antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs have undiagnosed hypothyroidism.

T4, also known as thyroxine, serves as the primary thyroid hormone but remains inactive until converted into T3 for functional use. Factors such as stress or a congested liver can impede this conversion or, in more adverse scenarios, lead to the generation of Reverse T3 as a stress response. Activated free T3 contributes to the efficient release of blood sugar, heightened metabolism, and increased energy.

The Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis (HPT) and the Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (HPA) closely interact and respond to stressors. As stress escalates, adrenal glands release cortisol and epinephrine, prompting the HPT axis to convert T4 into Reverse T3 as a survival mechanism, slowing down metabolism. This sets off a cycle where mood decreases, increasing stress and perpetuating a harmful loop. Lower T3 levels have been observed in individuals reporting stress-related mental health issues.

Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism have associations with oxidative stress and inflammation resulting from chronic stress. These factors can impact the brain and gut, where mood neurotransmitters are produced, further contributing to mood decline.
T4 conversion into T3 occurs in the gut, liver, and kidneys. If the gut microbiome is imbalanced, the liver is congested, or the kidneys are not functioning optimally, low thyroid function may originate from these organs. Additionally, neurotransmitters like GABA, dopamine, and serotonin are synthesized in the gut; a compromised gut can lead to mood disorders and hinder T4 to T3 conversion.

The liver, responsible for much of the T4 to T3 conversion, also plays a role in storing emotions like anger and frustration. A compromised or congested liver can negatively impact both mood and hormone conversion.
Situated atop the kidneys, the adrenals, when under chronic stress, can lead to inflamed kidneys, affecting T4 to T3 conversion. The kidneys also harbor fear emotions, exacerbating stress and further lowering mood.

This intricate interplay creates a vicious cycle known as “Thyro-stress,” characterized by extreme apprehension, discomfort, or dejection due to the challenges posed by thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism. Those with hyperthyroidism may experience heightened anxiety, while those with hypothyroidism often contend with a persistent sense of depression and lethargy.

Radiation

The advancements in technology, including the upgrade to 5G, have created an exponential increase in health issues, including anxiety and stress.
Radiation adversely affects the nervous system, including the brain, and disrupts our endocrine or hormonal systems. Many individuals experience an unexplained disruption in their hormonal balance attributable to radiation exposure. The production of oxidative stress and free radical damage induced by radiation is correlated to various chronic diseases, including anxiety, depression, and feelings of unease.

Radiation targets the DNA of our cells, giving rise to cancers and mutations in germ-line cells, perpetuating genetic alterations across generations. It is associated with neurodegenerative diseases and infertility, causing diminished male and female fertility, reduced sex hormones, lower libido, and heightened levels of spontaneous abortion.

Excessive intracellular calcium and calcium signaling are consequences of radiation exposure. It is linked to the early onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In the prenatal and postnatal periods, radiation may contribute to conditions such as ADHD and autism.

Radiation exposure is linked to various potential health issues. Additionally, millimeter waves used with new 5G technology are recognized for their ability to dampen the immune system, elevate cellular stress, generate harmful free radicals, contribute to learning deficits, and foster bacterial antibiotic resistance. Furthermore, this form of radiation is associated with reproductive harm and the development of neurological disorders, including anxiety, depression, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Low Dopamine

Due to the free access to many addictive behaviors like gambling, porn, social media, alcohol, vaping, and processed foods, the base level of dopamine, the motivation hormone, has been lowered. As a result, people need more of the substance or behavior just to feel “normal”. So, as a base, they experience ongoing anxiety or depression and an increased level of “perceived” stress.

Lack of Exercise

Since the pandemic and lockdown, people have become more sedentary, choosing activities like gaming, scrolling on social media, or working instead of exercising, walking, and being active. Exercise is known to increase endorphins, lower stress, lower anxiety, and increase Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). BDNF is directly correlated with improved mood, lowered anxiety, lowered depression, and increased mental performance.

Supplements to Help Alleviate Stress and Anxiety

There is hope! With all of the factors increasing anxiety and perceived stress, there are supplements and dietary changes that can help improve mood and optimize mental health.

Accelerated Cogniblast®

 

Accelerated Cogniblast® stands as an advanced natural brain enhancement solution designed to elevate mental focus, energy levels, and short-term memory while safeguarding against long-term memory issues and decline. It combines ancient Ayurvedic herbs with cutting-edge smart nutraceuticals and then adds Scalar frequencies to optimize cognitive effects.

Key Benefits of Accelerated Cogniblast® include:

  • Enhanced Cognitive Function
  • Improved Focus
  • Elevated Mood
  • Increased ATP Production and Cellular Energy
  • Enhanced Memory and Learning Capacity
  • Accelerated Learning Speed
  • Reduced Anxiety
  • Enhanced Motivation

Accelerated Cogniblast® may also contribute to:

  • Prevention of symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Neutralization of Damaging Free Radicals
  • Decreased Inflammation
  • Support for Liver, Lungs, Kidneys, and other vital organs
  • Improved Circulation
  • Alleviation of Stress Symptoms
  • Increased Energy Levels

Accelerated Cogniblast® is programmed with frequencies to:

  • Clear emotional and physical shock from the body 
  • Enhance the health of the brain 
  • Improve memory 
  • Detox halogen toxins from the pineal and pituitary 
  • Decalcify the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus 
  • Balance both hemispheres of the brain

This innovative product offers a comprehensive approach to brain health, providing both immediate cognitive benefits and long-term protective effects.

Accelerated Methylene Blue

 

 

While originally used as a dye, Methylene Blue has a surprising medical history. For many years, it’s been used to fight infections and treat a blood condition. Recent research suggests it might even help with brain health and mood.

Our Supercharged Methylene Blue

We offer a highly purified form of Methylene Blue, removing nearly all impurities. We also use a special water treatment process to enhance its quality.

Potential Benefits of Methylene Blue

Studies suggest Methylene Blue might be a versatile health booster, earning it the nickname “Swiss Army Knife of Supplements.” Here are some of its potential benefits:

    • Fights Cell Damage: Methylene Blue acts like a shield against harmful free radicals that can damage cells and contribute to disease. Some studies even suggest it might help against viruses.
    • Boosts Cellular Energy: Methylene Blue might improve how cells produce energy, potentially leading to more overall energy for you.
    • Protects Brain Cells: Research suggests Methylene Blue might help guard against brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s by reducing damage and keeping brain cells healthy.
    • Sharpens the Mind: Some studies suggest Methylene Blue might improve memory, focus, and overall brain function.
    • Promotes Healthy Aging: Due to its antioxidant properties and potential effects on energy production, Methylene Blue might help slow down age-related decline.
    • Combats Infections: Methylene Blue has been used to treat certain infections due to its antimicrobial properties.
    • Treats a Blood Condition: Methylene Blue is a common treatment for a condition where the blood can’t carry enough oxygen.
    • Potential Cancer Fighter: Early research suggests Methylene Blue might have properties to fight cancer cells.
    • Improves Mood: Methylene Blue might help regulate mood by potentially increasing levels of serotonin, a brain chemical linked to happiness.

Acceleradine® Iodine

 

Acceleradine® addresses iodine deficiency, a key factor linked to depression, perceived stress, and cognitive fog. This supplement not only facilitates brain detoxification, removing toxins like fluoride and heavy metals but also enhances connection with one’s “higher self” or spirituality. Additionally, it promotes improved metabolism and thyroid health, providing the physical and mental energy needed to confront daily stress. 

Research has associated suboptimal thyroid function with elevated rates of depression and mental health issues.

Beyond its role in thyroid support, Acceleradine® has antifungal, antiparasitic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, helping in the reduction of pathogens that can impede brain function. Impressively, it elevates ATP levels by 18 times, resulting in heightened cellular energy. This boost in ATP contributes to better mood, increased metabolism, caloric burn, enhanced brain function, improved physical performance, accelerated wound healing, efficient fat burning, and healthy apoptosis (elimination of diseased cells). The relationship between iodine and the reduction of diseased cells and foreign pathogens is a crucial aspect of Acceleradine’s benefits.

By supplying essential iodine for thyroid hormone production, Acceleradine® plays a pivotal role in enhancing metabolism and physical energy. Optimal thyroid function, coupled with maximized ATP levels, leads to optimized brain function, mood, and overall vitality.

Accelerated Thyroid®

 

Accelerated Thyroid® integrates ancient herbal ingredients with advanced glandular therapy and other nutrients to not only enhance thyroid health but also to promote overall physical and mental well-being. Additionally, it is enhanced with Scalar frequencies using our exclusive Scalar Field technology, incorporating specific healing patterns to elevate mental and physical energy.

The scalar frequencies include:

  • Enhancing the general health of the thyroid
  • Neutralizing toxins found in the thyroid, such as chlorine, fluorine, mercury, and other metals
  • Neutralizing radiation and nuclear fallout

Accelerated Keto®

 

Accelerated Keto® quickly puts the body into a fat-burning mode within 30 minutes, prompting the utilization of body fat stores for immediate energy. This supplement stands as the most effective means to stabilize blood sugar, mitigate brain inflammation, encourage intermittent fasting, and stimulate the production of positive neurotransmitters such as GABA, dopamine, and serotonin.

By leveraging ketones generated through the use of Accelerated Keto®, coupled with intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet, the body experiences a substantial increase in ATP production. This surge in ATP leads to heightened mental and physical energy levels.

Moreover, the liver plays a crucial role in the conversion of thyroid hormone from T4 to T3. As liver function improves with Accelerated Keto®, the thyroid operates more efficiently, resulting in an elevated metabolism, improved mitochondrial function, and increased overall mental and physical energy. The connection between low-functioning thyroid and depression is well-established, enhancing liver function a key aspect of mental well-being. Furthermore, as the liver, known to store emotions such as anger and frustration, undergoes cleansing, there is a reduction in negative emotions.

MegaSporeBiotic™

 

MegaSporeBiotic™ is a probiotic formulation comprising 5 Bacillus spores specifically designed to support a strong gut barrier and immune function. An intact gut lining is vital for the body’s production of happiness-inducing hormones, addressing the root cause of many cases of anxiety and depression.

The bi-phasic life cycle of the Bacillus spores in MegaSporeBiotic™ is noteworthy; these spores remain dormant until they reach the gastrointestinal tract, where they can then transition into their active, vegetative forms. This unique characteristic allows them to effectively colonize the gut, contributing to a healthy gastrointestinal environment.

Rather than merely reseeding with probiotic strains that may struggle to survive digestion or effectively establish in the gut, MegaSporeBiotic™ takes a different approach. It goes beyond reconditioning the gut, fostering a healing environment. This, in turn, enables the production of essential hormones needed for elevated mood such as serotonin, GABA, and dopamine to occur at normal levels as the gut heals and regains optimal function.

Accelerated Colloidal Gold®

 

For millennia, gold has been recognized for its mood-enhancing properties, aiding in anxiety and depression relief, boosting IQ, and fostering spiritual connections. Accelerated Gold® elevates this ancient wisdom by incorporating Scalar technology, imprinting bio-informational Scalar codes to provide additional support for anxiety and depression. Notably, it stands out as an alkaline solution, a departure from the typically acidic nature of most gold solutions.

Accelerated Gold® is programmed with Scalar frequencies to:

  • Clear emotional and physical shock from the body
  • Improve memory
  • Improve spiritual health

Magnesium Breakthrough

 

Magnesium may significantly reduce stress and anxiety, in addition to helping with sleep. 

Eighty percent of people are deficient in magnesium which causes many issues beyond stress and anxiety; in fact, magnesium is responsible for over 600 different biochemical reactions in the body. 

Magnesium Breakthrough is the only magnesium supplement on the market that includes all seven types formulated to reach every tissue in the body, including the brain for mood and anxiety.

Lifestyle Changes to Alleviate Anxiety and Stress

Optimizing your health involves embracing a holistic approach, and incorporating various lifestyle changes:

Intermittent Fasting

By compressing your eating window with intermittent fasting to 6-8 hours, you allow your gut to heal, reduce brain and body inflammation, and stimulate the production of essential neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and GABA. Combining intermittent fasting with Accelerated Keto® enhances autophagy, facilitating the cleanup of diseased cells, and boosts ATP production for increased cellular energy. Using Accelerated Keto® will alleviate any additional stress that typically accompanies intermittent fasting.

Cutting Out Sugar, Carbs, and Processed Foods

Eliminating sugar, refined carbs, processed vegetable oils, and processed foods decreases gut inflammation, enhances nutrient absorption, and stabilizes blood sugar. Avoiding inflammatory ingredients found in processed foods, such as vegetable seed oils and GMO ingredients, helps prevent insulin resistance and Leaky Gut, common culprits in anxiety and depression.

Focus on Wild Animal Protein

Prioritizing wild animal proteins like bison, lamb, deer, elk, wild fish, and organic eggs will optimize your nutritional intake. These proteins provide essential nutrients for building healthy neurotransmitters, and hormones, and supporting brain and body energy. In contrast, conventional beef and poultry may contain inflammatory fats and amyloid proteins associated with gut disruption, inflammation in the brain and body, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Sleep 7-8 Hours Every Night

Quality sleep is crucial for overall health, allowing the body and brain to recover, reducing inflammation, and executing essential maintenance processes. A lack of sleep is directly correlated to increased anxiety and perceived stress.

Exercise

Regular exercise, including two sessions of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) weekly, along with endurance and weight training, is a powerful mood enhancer. Exercise boosts endorphins, improves BDNF levels (linked to reduced depression and increased creativity), and contributes to overall well-being.

Gratitude Journaling

Combat stress and negativity by actively focusing on daily silver linings. Maintain a gratitude journal, jotting down three to five unique things you are grateful for each day, fostering a positive mindset.

Prayer and Manifestation

Regardless of religious beliefs, incorporating prayer and visualization of positive outcomes is a potent tool. Start your day by imagining and being grateful for the desired events, setting a positive tone for the day.

Adopting these lifestyle changes holistically contributes to physical and mental well-being, promoting a healthier and happier life.

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Sara Banta

Sara Banta is a Stanford University Graduate with a Degree in Economics and Psychology, and a certified Natural Supplement Expert & Graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Sara is the Founder of Accelerated Health Products and host of the health & wellness podcast, Accelerated Health Radio.

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