Anti-cortisol supplements: Good or bad for anxiety?

  1. Anti-cortisol supplements: Good or bad for anxiety?


    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me if anti-cortisol supplements could be good or a bad thing for who suffers from anxiety?

    Im asking because i suffer from anxiety with agoraphobia and panic attacks and i have a spare Lean Xtreme bootle here.

    Ive already took one bottle sometime ago but is hard to conclude the effects on anxiety because anxiety has up and downs.

    I know the cortisol is the stress hormone, but i dont know if reduzing cortisol levels is a good or a bad thing for who suffers from anxiety. I have the idea that cortisol is produced to fight stress and reducing cortisol could worse anxiety. Am i right? Or on the other hand, droping cortisol levels could help on reducing anxiety?

    Ive tried some other supplements for anxiety, like Theanine, Valerian and Diazepam (valium) on SOS, but im asking for LX because i have one spare bootle here and i dont know if i should take it or not.


  2. I have used Reduce-XT and Lean Xtreme, and have not felt any "relaxation" or "calming" feeling whatsoever. It might be because I do not suffer anxiety but to my personal experience, they do not have an effect on anxiety.

    I would think the effect goes the other way around...meaning that, if you lower your anxiety and stress, cortisol is bound to decline if that is the key stressor in your life...

    So to sum up your question, at least IMHO it would not do you any harm to consume LX or Reduce-XT , but it wouldn't do anything for your anxiety and phobias brother.
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  3. Cortisol is a "stress" hormone, however it plays all sorts of roles in that regard. Your body needs to have a balanced level of cortisol..too much, which is generally triggered by stress, is not so great. However, not enough cortisol and you won't be able to handle stress effectively. Lack of sufficient levels cause people to freak out over minor stressors, so if you are having anxiety attacks I would think twice about trying to lower your levels any further (albeit most supplements are only going to be able to lower it to baseline). If you're truly concerned about this issue, I would read up on adrenal insufficiency and get tested prior to supplementing.
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  4. I have a customer with a chronic stress condition called, GERD. She has had much success with CortiSLIM Original to help manage her stress and stress-related excess Cortisol levels. There is an eBook, I recommend on the website that provides information on stress and Cortisol.

  5. I agree with Celorza,
    You have the cause and effect reversed.
    Stress may increase cortisol.
    That being said, I have had outstanding results with Inhibit P as far as well being is concerned.
    I will post a full review, when I am finished with my first bottle, ( about one more week ).
    I should also note I am not a rep for SNS or any other supplement company, nor is it a sponsored review.
    I am just an impartial consumer.

    Peace

  6. Quote Originally Posted by toddgranit View Post
    I agree with Celorza,
    You have the cause and effect reversed.
    Stress may increase cortisol.
    That being said, I have had outstanding results with Inhibit P as far as well being is concerned.
    I will post a full review, when I am finished with my first bottle, ( about one more week ).
    I should also note I am not a rep for SNS or any other supplement company, nor is it a sponsored review.
    I am just an impartial consumer.

    Peace
    Inhibit-P may indeed help in this case, though I'd seek professional help for anxiety disorders. Many anti-anxiety meds work through increasing dopamine in the nucleus accumbens via GABA receptor binding or mu-opioid receptor binding on adjacent nerve terminals. Either way, l-dopa can serve as a means to increase dopamine production from the Ventral Tegmental Area if that is inherently deficient.
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  7. I just started taking Relora and have posted in the Anti-Anxiety thread. I can say after almost 3 days that it is very much like a benzo. I compare it almost identical to Valium in this short period. I'll have a better feel for how it is working in the next couple weeks.

  8. I found they helped me when I was experiencing problems with my adrenals. They didn't so much reduce anxiety but calmed my mind and helped me sleep because they prevented my cortisol levels peaking in the evening caused by malfunctioning adrenals.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by saggy321 View Post
    I found they helped me when I was experiencing problems with my adrenals. They didn't so much reduce anxiety but calmed my mind and helped me sleep because they prevented my cortisol levels peaking in the evening caused by malfunctioning adrenals.
    Why do you feel your adrenal glands were dysfunctional?
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  10. I think it can help, not hurt, stress or anxiety problems.

    This is something I will research, though. This topic interests me a great deal.

  11. Its been awhile now, but when i used 7oxo in the past i started feeling anxious on it. I may have been taking more than my body could tolerate or maybe it surpressed my cortisol to much. But I never took it again as i didnt like how i felt on it.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    Why do you feel your adrenal glands were dysfunctional?
    I'm not sure if dysfunctional is the correct word, but I was suffering from the typical symptoms of adrenal insufficiency caused by over training, under-eating and under-sleeping over a period of months...my kcals were less than a 1000 a day. I was tired in the mornings wanting to sleep in, but after 6pm I would be wide awake and couldn't sleep until after 2 - 3am. I would lay in bed, resting heart rate around 90, mind racing and feeling slightly anxious until my body and mind calmed down well into the night. Randomly throughout the day I would start feeling very anxious and my superficial blood vessels would contract until they couldn't been seen at all and I would feel cold. It was a strange time.

  13. I've tried a couple of cortisol products including MAN Nolvadren XT and Ergobolic and have never noticed anything outside of the ordinary when it comes to my anxiety. I don't think there would be any correlation between an OTC cortisol product and anxiety, but everyone is different.

  14. Well, i didnt know about the adrenal insufficiency and im searching about it and it seems i have some symptoms like being tired, difficult to wake up on morning, nightly awake and so one..

    However ive tried two tests: The iris contration and the white line tests (sorry, i cant post links) and it seems ok. My iris stays contracted for at least 2 minutes and white line turns red almost immediately

    So, im really confused know.

    I could make the blood pressure test too as i have a digital gauge that measures that but i dont know if my gauge could be used. They say to measure immediately upon standing but on mine i have to "pump" air and it takes a seconds to measure it.

    This anxiety really upsets me.. This sucks and i wish i could know whats is origin.

    My main ideia of taking Reduce XT (i though it was Lean Xtreme sorry, it is Reduce XT) wasnt to reduce anxiety, but drop bf% a little bit. But if it could helps on anxiety, great I just dont want worsen it. Im ectomorph and im hard gainer, i have so much difficult to put on either lean or fat mass, but i cant really get rid of this belly. When on a relaxed state, belly "goes out". Maybe another sign of something?

    Sorry for my bad english, since i am portuguese but i hope u understand me
  

  
 

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