- 11-21-2013, 05:55 PM
For anxiety in general, ashwagandha is good for that. Mind you, different ashwagandha extracts have different feels so you may also want to play with different ones to see which one fits your needs the best. Honestly though, I think might be better for anxiety though it will take a few uses for the effects to settle in.
How many hours of sleep are you getting? Do you give yourself enough time for sleep but just generally easily awoken/restless? If it's the latter, TBH, I would use some GABA, , and ashwagandha together.
- 11-21-2013, 06:27 PM
11-21-2013, 07:14 PM
Aniracetam is fantastic for anxiety as it is an anxiolytic. It should be taken with a choline source and fatty foods. It isn't an adaptogen, but if you are traveling down this road, no reason you couldn't look into noots.
11-21-2013, 08:10 PM
Something to consider: 5-HTP should be cycled IMO since it does affect serotonin a fair bit. Ashwagandha is pretty safe to take year round. GABA is pretty safe to take regularly but you do tend to build up tolerance to it.
11-21-2013, 08:15 PM
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11-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Bacopa + Gotu Kola in the morning, Ashwagandha an hour or two before bed has been great for me. RR has been tough to pin down a dosage and the effects are too variable for my tastes.
To fight fatigue, Korean/red ginseng has also been great.
11-21-2013, 11:29 PM
11-21-2013, 11:37 PM
11-21-2013, 11:57 PM
There are lots of them. I got a free trial of Adapt 232..it's a European made supp. Nice energy, mood boost etc.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
Servings Per Container: 3
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Adapt 232 Proprietary Blend
Rhodiola rosea (root)
Eleutherococcus senticosus (root)
Schisandra chinensis (fruit) 1,750 mg †
† Daily Value not established
11-22-2013, 02:41 AM
11-22-2013, 04:53 AM
FWIW I just got NOW ashwagandha, NOW relora, and ON Melatonin a few weeks ago. The combo of the three puts me out fast. I was trying to find something that would make me not need sleeping pills every night. I was on 25mg diphenhydramine (1 benedryl) per night, and 1mg estazolam 2-4 nights per week.
I was just trying to get myself to need less of the diphenhydramine and estazolam, but to my surprise the combo of Ashwagandha, Relora, and Melatonin have completely replaced them. I take the Relora and Ashwagandha together 1-2 hours before bed, and then I take the Melatonin about 30 min before bed. The only caution is that the ON melatonin is a higher dose than some people need (3mg per pill). My first night on it, I had insanely vivid dreams (not bad dreams, just really screwed up) and it wasn't pleasant. Now, I take 1/3 or 1/2 or a pill and have better results.
11-22-2013, 06:47 AM
11-22-2013, 06:50 AM
11-22-2013, 06:54 AM
11-22-2013, 08:40 AM
I've been taking Rhodiola for a week now and it may be the most effective supplement that I've ever taken in regards to stress/low energy levels. The first couple days it took a little getting used to the "stimulant" like effect after first taking it but then about an hour or so it levels out and you just feel good. I swear my mind hasn't felt this sharp since high school, and the anxiolytic effects are nice too. I have an extremely stressful job and this helps me to just cruise through my shifts without my mind getting all knotted up. Another weird effect is the energy boost, for instance I can be "tired" and yawning but at the same time feel like I could get up and accomplish anything.
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11-22-2013, 09:07 AM
11-22-2013, 09:10 AM
Mass HGH on the other hand... HOLY CRAP! That's like someone just jizzed concentrated melatonin on your face!
11-22-2013, 09:13 AM
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11-22-2013, 10:29 AM
11-22-2013, 10:29 AM
Awesome! I really like that you can go online and pull the lab for your bottle to see the ingredient profile and testing done. It is a cool feature.
11-22-2013, 11:12 AM
11-22-2013, 11:48 AM
Since the dosages are lower in the Gaia Stress Response (but with a higher quality), do you see tolerance eventually developing to the product? Or would it be something that should be safe and effective for long-term use (especially for those of us that are easily stressed out on a daily basis due to life and job obligations)?
11-22-2013, 11:52 AM
Cordeyceps are worth looking into.
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11-22-2013, 12:58 PM
I will say that TRT is where I started- just for complete transparency.
11-22-2013, 03:28 PM
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