Suffering from anxiety and panic disorders can make every day life extremely difficult. Foods containing B vitamins (niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, B12, folic acid), tryptophan, calcium, magnesium, and alpha-linolenic acid (an essential omega-3 fatty acid) can help the body and mind cope. Our Anxiety Relief Basket is full of the foods and information to help you support a friend or loved one battling anxiety or panic.
Thiamin is beneficial during anxiety and panic because it facilitates neurotransmitter synthesis, promotes healthy nerve function, and converts carbohydrates in foods into energy. Our thiamin sources include oatmeal and salmon.
Vitamin B6 helps the body to manufacture neurotransmitters essential for the body to cope with anxiety and panic. Vitamin B6 may also help boost the immune system during times of anxiety.
The salmon and bananas provide vitamin B6.
The body relies on pantothenic acid to support the response to anxiety and panic. Pantothenic acid helps produce stress hormones during times of psychological difficulty (emotional upset, depression, anxiety). Included sources of pantothenic acid are chocolated covered sunflower seeds and Smoked Salmon.
Folic acid is required along with the others when the body is dealing with anxiety and panic. Broccoli is a great source.
Calcium is needed for normal communication among nerve cells and for muscle contraction, all vital in supporting the body during anxiety and panic. Some research indicates that dietary calcium may help lower blood pressure, which can be raised during times of anxiety. Sources include Broccoli Soup and Smoked Salmon.
Magnesium may be beneficial during anxiety and panic because it helps muscles to relax. Food sources included are dark chocolate and Awesome Almonds.
Biotin assists the body in metabolizing protein, fats, and carbohydrates from food. It is important during times of anxiety and panic because it helps the body to use glucose and promotes overall equilibrium along with the other B vitamins.
Lastly, some scientists believe that people who suffer from panic attacks may be deficient in alpha-linolenic acid (found in salmon).
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