Posted by Rachel on:
Just because we live in paradise, doesn't mean we don't feel a bit tense and anxious sometimes. If the whole world is sitting on top of your shoulders, and life is just moving too fast, I may have a little glimmer of hope for you.
Many of us take daily prescriptions like xanax and paxill to calm down our anxiety and panic attacks, which seem to help many individuals. I'm not here to tell you to get off these meds or pass judgement on them, we all handle stress differently. But if you'd like to try something more 'natural' it just so happens that there is an amino acid called "theanine" that has a similar calming effect. Theanine can come in a supplement form at any health food store, but it can also be found in cancer-fighting green tea. This wonderful amino acid is known to promote relaxation, improve mood and releases dopamine, the feel good neurotransmitter that contributes to well-being.
The next time you having a bad day or you think your going to have a bad day... try a cup of green tea. If your Dr. or RD recommends theanine in supplemental form, even better....it might just take that edge off!