What Helps Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety is a chronic mental health condition characterized by anxiety, self-consciousness, and fear of being scrutinized or judged by others.


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Natural Remedies That May Help Social Anxiety

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Kava Kava

Kava Kava is made from the ground roots of the tropical, evergreen shrub Piper methysticum. Kava Kava’s key components are lactone compounds called kavalactones, which are known to have a psychotropic effect. Native to the South Pacific islands including Hawaii, the plant has been used for hundreds of years in a ritual drink revered for its tranquilizing properties.


Effectiveness
20%


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Passionflower

Passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, is a climbing, flowering vine native to the Southeastern United States, South and Central America. 16th century Spanish explorers introduced the plant to Europe, where it became widely used in traditional folk medicine for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. Studies have shown Passionflower increases gamma-Aminobutyric acid, also known as GABA, which lowers brain cell activity, increasing relaxation.


Effectiveness
23%


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Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea, also known as Golden Root, is a perennial flowering herb in the Crassulaceae family native to the high altitude regions of Asia, Europe, and the Arctic. Eurasian traditional medicine used the roots as a stimulant; Vikings used the plant as a strength-enhancer; while today, Rhodiola rosea is used to promote good health, strength, endurance, physical and mental performance, and reduce stress-induced fatigue.


Effectiveness
12%


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St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is a flowering shrub in the Hypericaceae perforatum family.  Native to Europe, it’s June-blooming, yellow flowers have been used in medicine since ancient Greece. Named after St. John the Baptist, the presence of the photochemical, hyperforin, is the key antidepressant and anxiolytic component. St. John’s Wort has also been revered for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.


Effectiveness
20%


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Zinc

Zinc is an essential mineral obtained through diet. It is naturally present in foods including meat (beef, lamb, pork), shellfish (oysters, crab, lobster), legumes (chickpeas, lentils), seeds (hemp, pumpkin, sesame), nuts (pinenuts, peanuts, cashews), and vegetables (potatoes, green beans, kale). Zinc plays a key role in cellular metabolism, immune function, growth & development support and proper sensory function, including taste and smell.


Effectiveness
19%


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Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine, is one of the eight, water-soluble B vitamins that play a key role in cellular metabolism.  Naturally present in foods including dairy (milk, ricotta, eggs), fish (salmon, tuna), meat (beef), poultry (chicken, turkey), vegetables (spinach, sweet potatoes, green beans) and fruits (bananas, avocado). Vitamin B6 aids red blood cell production, metabolism, and brain & nervous system health.


Effectiveness
24%


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Evening Primrose Oil

Rich in Omega-6, gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA), Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from pressing Oenothera biennis seeds. Native to North and South America, the plant presents lemon-scented, yellow flowers that bloom in the evening and remain closed during the day. 


Effectiveness
31%


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is a psychotherapy centered on bringing awareness to inaccurate or negative thinking, therefore altering behavioral patterns. In addition to helping individuals manage stressful situations, CBT is used in the treatment of mental health disorders including depression, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.


Effectiveness
41%


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Inositol


Effectiveness
29%


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