How helpful vitamin/supplements are for anxiety?

In my opinion, taking supplements or vitamins can significantly lower anxiety and improve its signs especially when taken for a period of 30 days. However, for a quick decrease of the anxiety symptoms i recommend you supplements the vitamin intake with engaging in exercises, trying mindful practices such as yoga, deep breathing, mediation and adopting healthy lifestyle habits. 

 What’s better: Getting these vitamins/minerals from food or taken as a supplement?

In general, getting the needed vitamins and minerals from food is far much better than in supplements. Nutrients in foods are easily and faster absorbed in the body than supplements and the foods supplies the body with other essential properties needed to boost immune.

Supplements to help with anxiety

Vitamin B

B vitamins aid in mood regulation, stress management, increasing focus and energy in the brain. Getting vitamin B from supplements, tuna, carrots, leafy greens, eggs, turkey and cheese can help manage and improve anxiety symptoms.

Omega 3 fatty acids

Eating foods high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fatty fish like tuna, mackerel, erring and salmon provides the brain with essential acids that improve cognitive function and alleviate mental disorders such as anxiety. They are packed with brain boosting properties that have proven to improve anxiety symptoms.


L-theanine are effective amino acids that can boost brain focus lower anxiety and help with relaxation. It can elevate your mood which has positive impact symptoms. To get L-theanine add green tea, mushrooms and black tea in your diets. 


Taking GABA supplements can stimulate production of more serotonin hormones that play an immense role in regulating mood, calming the body and relaxing.


Eating the Ashwaganda in shoots, fruit, capsule or seed form has proven to help decrease anxiety due to the adaptogen and medicinal properties in the plant.  

What are some lifestyle changes that help anxiety in addition to supplement

I recommend you get outdoors more, stay active, get adequate sleep, limit smoking or alcohol drinking and engage in meditation practices to elevate your anxiety disorders.

Anastasia Filipenko

Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

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