Natural ways to reduce anxiety – Part 5 18 Feb 2019
Having looked at exercise (yoga) and breathing I now want to move on to look at nurtition.
Studies of animals suggest that the amino acids L-lysine and L-arginine may influence neurotransmitters involved in stress and anxiety. In humans supplementing with the two together appears to reduce both state anxiety (temporary anxious feelings that arise when comfronted by a specific situation) and trait anxiety (a general tendancy to be anxious) in healthy men and women subjected to stressful situations.
Taking L-lysine alone has also been shown to reduce chronic anxiety in people with low dietary intake of the amino acid.