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Is there any vitimins/nutrients/herbs that help socail anxiety?
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for me its valerian root. Anxiety X Natruopathic for anxiety disorder by Olympian labs. 400mg of Lecithin, and OptiMen multivitamin by optimumnutirtion. there is a book called a prescription for nutritional healing found it under google has all sorts of information regarding specific conditions.

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Thanks, i look it up.
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This has been talked about numerous times in past threads, but if you find searching like that to be mundane and tedious, then the short answer from me would be L-Theanine. If you take a dose in the ~600mg range, you should feel less anxiety-ridden, although there's not really an agreed-upon standard dosage. Regardless of the supplement though, start off low at first.
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Phenibut is the best anxiolytic supplement available IMO.

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vitamin B3 ,cod liver oil.....
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viewtopic.php?f=13&t=50706 - Phenibut
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57203 - Nootropics

I'm currently waiting for my order of aniracetam and phenibut to come in the mail, I'll update you on it's effectiveness.

Also I take theanine and 5-htp for anxiety and depression, respectively. I'm also taking acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid as a nootropic, I think it's antidepressant and anxiolytic effects are negligible compared to theanine and 5-htp.
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http://www.socialanxietysupport.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=50706 - Phenibut
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=57203 - Nootropics

Also I take theanine and 5-htp for anxiety and depression, respectively. I'm also taking acetyl-l-carnitine and alpha lipoic acid as a nootropic, I think it's antidepressant and anxiolytic effects are negligible compared to theanine and 5-htp.
I find phenibut by Primaforce or any phenibut to be anxiety reducing but for some reason not the L-theanine by Cognitve Science,

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I should point out that even though Phenibut worked much better than L-Theanine (when Phenibut DOES work), you really have to be careful with it. I had literally the worst experience of my life when I decided to take an extra dose about 10 hours after the initial dose. I didn't die, but I almost wish I had.

Another thing is that tolerance develops much more rapidly with Phenibut than with benzos in my opinion, especially for everyday use, but that doesn't seem to happen with L-Theanine. However, If you "just" rely on L-Theanine, then don't expect much of a big difference in terms of anxiety. It's helpful when taken with other meds/supplements/vitamins/amino_acids/whatnot, but not too much by itself. That's why it's a supplement, unlike Phenibut, which is a synthetic drug (not a supplement), and which is why you won't find it at GNC.
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Magnesium....by far. You'll actually feel your anxiety fade away. It's worth a try.

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Magnesium....by far. You'll actually feel your anxiety fade away. It's worth a try.
I second this. I took one for the first time yesterday and I felt great. And I could tell it wasn't just a placebo effect because I was actually trying to make myself anxious by thinking of anxiety-inducing things and nothing was happening.

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Is there any vitimins/nutrients/herbs that help socail anxiety?
St John's wort has mild mood altering properties and its 100% safe and natural.
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