kava kava plus l-glutamine: relaxation with better focus
Hello, I just wanted to say I have struggled a lot with chronic low level anxiety, which has prevented me from completing my work in college in the past. I'm a very logical person and don't think I have any irrational fears or phobias and have never had a panic attack, but just general tension. Over a year ago I thought I had inattentive ADD and went through a variety of stimulant medications prescribed by doctors and then tried natural stimulants.
They all WORSENED concentration and focus, and I have an extremely good working memory whereas ADD is associated with working memory defecits, so I'm convinced concentration\procrastination issues are anxiety related instead.
I just wanted to say the only supplements I've found that increase GABA without impairing my concentration, making me demotivated or drowsy, are Kava Kava and Glutamine. Kava is a bit better than Glutamine, but I combine them and take them together with great effects. It is easier for me to express myself verbally and in writing, and have directed attention to focus on completing things I have scheduled to do rather than whatever happens to be in front of me.
I take ~1tsp of glutamine powder and 2 pills of Kava extract (Pharma Kava, each capsule has 200mg Kava which contains 60mg kavalactones), then I take a short nap and run through an autosuggestion relaxation technique, then I get done whatever I need to get done. and it works.