Research shows that most people prefer to take over-the-counter natural remedies to treat their anxiety instead of medication.

Perhaps you’re struggling with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress, OCD or a phobia…

The good news is that there are many natural supplements that can bring you relief and ease your chronic stress and anxiety.

And they are safe and don’t cause adverse side effects like anti-anxiety medicine.

This article lists the best natural supplements that are proven to reduce anxiety and stress.

These solutions are evidence-based and backed by research.

They have worked for me and for many other people. …

Eight years ago, I was prescribed an antidepressant and started taking it every day.

Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t have done it.

It helped a little bit.

But then some serious side effects kicked in over time…

Weight gain, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, emotional numbness, drowsiness, personality changes, and even cognitive decline.

So if I could go back in time, I would rely on natural supplements first before jumping on pharmaceuticals.

That’s not to say prescription antidepressants don’t help people.

They do.

They can save lives.

But for some people (like me), they can end up doing more harm than good. …

Autophagy is an absolutely essential biological process that plays a key role in the normal functioning and survival of your brain cells.

The word autophagy is derived from the Greek words auto and phagein.

Auto translates to “self”.

And phagein translates to “devouring”.

So autophagy essentially means “self-devouring”, or “to eat oneself”.

That may sound scary and something that you would want to avoid…

But it’s actually something you want to embrace and induce yourself.

Because autophagy is a self-cleaning mechanism within our cells, which helps your brain detoxify, repair and regenerate itself.

It destroys the old, damaged, and malfunctioning components of your cells — and rebuilds new and healthier ones instead! …


Jordan Fallis

Health Journalist, Researcher and Biohacker | Founder of @optliving | @Carleton_U Journalism Grad and MSc Candidate in Nutrition and Functional Medicine

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