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Kudos for Dr. Oz

Wellness, Health, Nutrition.

Last week on his popular T.V. show, the famous healer Dr. Oz spoke about the Holy basil (an herb) and the amino acid L-Theanine. With his usual engaging manner, Dr. Oz explained how these two supplements may be used as effective methods of fighting anxiety, and, more importantly, as an alternative to allopathic (conventional) drugs. Interestingly enough, there is an inexpensive supplement called "Anxiety Free" that is a combination of these same two natural ingredients. 

Hey! It's a stressful world out there, between family commitments, bills, taxes, work, not knowing which side of the street to stand on at Bennet's Road on Sundays, it's a wonder more of us don't go screaming down 25A pulling what's left of our hair from our scalps.

Imagine you have 30 minutes or less before a major job interview or an important social event. How do you relax? For some, a few deep breaths may do the trick, but for others, this may not be the case. So what do you do? What if I told you there was an all-natural herbal supplement that can cause relaxation and reduce your level of anxiety. Would you be interested? Many would probably say yes, and this is exactly what the herbal supplement Anxiety Free© claims to do, using the same two herbs that Dr. Oz recommended last week.

Anxiety Free is an all-natural herbal supplement that promises to help users maintain a general sense of well-being and euphoria. The packaging states “Anxiety Free is a powerful formula to help manage stress and anxiety. The ingredients in Anxiety Free have been shown to help: increase general feelings of well-being; increase resistance to fatigue, stress and tension; counteract effects of stress; [and] reduce fatigue and irritability.”

Anxiety Free© contains L-theanine, an amino acid found strictly in green tea, which along with giving green tea its distinctive taste and aroma, has since ancient times been said to induce relaxation in users. In a clinical study, researchers randomly assigned subjects to receive L-theanine during low and high anxiety situations, and then used electroencephalography (EEG) to determine what types of brain waves were being produced. The types of brain waves people produce are α, β, δ and θ, which are each associated with different levels of wakefulness and mental state. Subjects who were given L-theanine produced α waves, brain waves associated with relaxation. However, this finding only occurred after subjects were given 200 mg of L-theanine, which is far more than what is found in Anxiety Free©, which contains 50 mg per serving. L-theanine has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, especially in individuals with hypertension, a condition that can be associated with stress (Lekh et al., 1999).

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