Category Archives: Anxiety

Caffeine Consumption and Depression

Many people associate caffeine with nervousness and the development of anxiety. In the short term, this may be the case, and those with anxiety are advised to avoid excessive intakes of caffeine, particularly from coffee, unless habituated to the intake. … Continue reading

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Chlorogenic Acid: Anti-Anxiety Effects

It is known that poor blood sugar control is a cause of oxidative stress, and so the consumption of a Western diet, that have been shown to lead to insulin resistance and poor blood sugar control, may be a contributory … Continue reading

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Yoga To Treat Anxiety And Depression

Stress is a significant factor in the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. One of the best non-nutritional strategies for treating mood disorders is a programme of relaxation, and yoga can be an excellent way to achieve … Continue reading

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Vegetable Juice Benefits Mood Disorders

A number of antioxidant phytochemicals have been shown to confer beneficial effects against mood disorders. This may relate to the ability of antioxidants to limit the detrimental effects of inflammation, a major cause of anxiety and depression. Vegetables are a … Continue reading

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Carotenoids In Tea: Beneficial Mood Effects

Evidence suggests that tea is a healthy drink. Tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant through decoction of the dried leaves in hot water. This process passes many of the phytochemicals from the leaves into the water, and many … Continue reading

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Neuroprotection From Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a phytochemical that belongs to the xanthophyll category of carotenoids. Xanthophylls are biological antioxidants and are able to cross the blood brain barrier of mammals. Evidence suggests that astaxanthin is neuroprotective. For example, in animal models of depression, … Continue reading

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Astaxanthin: Anxiolytic Carotenoid

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that belongs to the sub-group the xanthophylls. Astaxanthin is a pigment with a red colour that is produced by algae and accumulates in animals that consume this algae. Evidence suggests that astaxanthin is bioavailable in humans, … Continue reading

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Cryptoxanthin as an Anxiolytic Food

Cryptoxanthin is a carotenoid responsible for the orange and red colour in a number of commonly eaten plant foods, but is particularly abundant in the satsuma mandarin orange. Evidence suggests that cryptoxanthin is beneficial to mental health because it is … Continue reading

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Zeaxanthin: Anxiolytic Effects

Evidence suggests that inflammation is a primary cause of mental health deterioration in humans and animals. Activation of inflammatory pathways can occur for a number of reasons, but most often stress is the causative agent. A poor diet can also … Continue reading

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Fasting and Anti-Inflammatory Herbs: An Effective Anxiolytic Treatment?

Evidence suggests that inflammation is a causative factor in the development of mood disorders. In this regard the inflammation causes the generation of free radicals, and these then cause damage to brain tissue. Studies show that stress leads to the … Continue reading

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