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Oct 12, 2012 - 3 comments



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Hey Y'all, My son suffered terrible anxiety attacks and was put on meds that made him feel very heavy and dull. He tapered off of them, and started taking MAGNESIUM AND COQ10, and has not had any major anxiety since. Hope this helps.

Magnesium, a vital mineral nutrient, is perhaps one of the most important natural anxiety remedies because of its effectiveness, record of safe use, availability and value.  Eating foods that are rich in magnesium is an important step in correcting a magnesium deficiency naturally. Magnesium can be found most abundantly in coconut water, kelp, cashews, buckwheat, molasses, brazil nuts, pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder and rice bran.Too much magnesium may cause loose stools. If this occurs, either cut back on your dose or divide it into smaller doses throughout the day. Most people find that 400-800 mg taken in divided doses will ease their anxiety symptoms considerably. Magnesium citrate, magnesium glycinate and magnesium chloride are among the most absorbable forms of magnesium. Magnesium oil and epsom salts can also be used externally to boost magnesium levels.
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The CoQ10 is easy to buy in capsule form I think but and at lease 100mg is desired.  Here's a bit of research.

According to a study published online in 2009 in the journal "Neuro Endocrinology Letters," enhanced inflammatory response and oxidative and nitrosative stress are major contributors to suffering in many depressed individuals. Coenzyme Q10 works as a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and therefore helps relieve symptoms of depression. Coenzyme Q10 has also been reported to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in people with depression
Depression is a common but treatable illness. It affects women more than men in daily life. Depression and other anxiety disorders constitute a common co-morbid problem among heart disease, cancer and diabetic patients.You can try to relieve symptoms of depression with coenzyme Q10, coQ10 -- a vital therapeutic nutrient.

Speak with your doctor to know if the benefits of coQ10 outweigh the risks for you.

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Here's what Dr. Oz has to say about insomnia and anxiety.

1. Calcium and Magnesium
This combination is a winner for anyone who can't seem to fall asleep and stay asleep. Calcium and magnesium are both essential minerals that benefit the central nervous system. Taken together, they can help you calm down and reduce anxiety that could be keeping you awake at night. Dr. Oz reported that a deficiency in magnesium in particular showed links to insomnia and restless leg syndrome. While calcium and magnesium combination supplements are common, if you're not taking one, start with 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of magnesium daily to see if it helps.

2. Passionflower Tea and Valerian Root Tea
These herbs are praised for their benefits on mental health. Passionflower helps to reduce anxiety which can be crippling both day and night while valerian has a mildly sedative effect, which helps gently lull you to sleep and keep you asleep. Valerian root is a common natural sleep aid, taken either on its own or in combination with other ingredients. Dr. Oz suggested drinking a tea containing both herbs one hour before bedtime. By shutting off your mind, you can give your body the chance to recover from the day, which it so desperately needs at night.

and another site on calcium and magnesium.

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by skepticalpeach, Oct 12, 2012
fish oil also works as a natural remedy

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by Nighthawk61, Oct 12, 2012
Thank you so much skeptical for posting :)

My son did try using fish oil, before trying the magnesium and coq10 and found no relief, but I suppose natural remedies are like synthetic ones, in that it's important to know and try all natural remedies to see what works for you.

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by BatShevaSida, Jun 11, 2016
Sometimes what we think might be the reason, just because it sounds like it, is not. For my son I thought it could be brain inflammation leading to anxiety, depression and aggression i.e. low GABA poor glutathione (immune system. Then I thought it might be a magnesium deficiency (which is another contributing factor), Then I hear about IED with anxiety as causation, and that the combination of selenium and magnesium will do the job. But he also have high iron overload and can it be related or is it genetic i.e. hemochromatosis. Magnesium deficiency can also lead to iron overload. Now I hear that CoQ10 deficiency can also lead to iron overload, and that some people with IED might have CoQ10 deficiency, leading back to anxiety. - So yea, its a brain teaser. Want to know for sure you might want to get a diagnoses first before looking for a natural remedy if they can pin point the problem.

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