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Q. Dear Terry, “I'm researching the best and most widely used solutions for relieving stress and anxiety. Do you have any suggestions? Keri T., Chicago, IL

A. Dear Keri, I am glad to say I do have some recommendations. However, I would encourage you to talk with your doctor and see what they think.

While the typical echinacea you see in stores is sold for immune health and helping to overcome colds and flu, there is a specialized, unique echinacea extract derived from Echinacea angustifolia that can help reduce anxiety.

Researchers at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences discovered that when grown under the right conditions, harvested and processed in a particular way, and taken at the right dosage level, compounds in this unique type of echinacea can help reduce anxiety as effectively as certain prescription medications, without the side effects. The unique compounds in this particular echinacea extract have been shown to attach to certain brain receptors, which help to instill a sense of calm and relaxation. I recommend taking 20-40 mg of this specialized echinacea extract twice daily.

I also recommend a blend of two adaptogenic herbs: ashwagandha and rhodiola. Adaptogens work by increasing strength, stamina, and energy without being stimulants. I suggest taking 1 capsule three times daily.

Healthy Regards!

Terry . . . Naturally

 

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