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Stress and Anxiety Support Supplements for Kids and Teens

Supplements for Anxiousness in Kids & Teens

Aug 20, 2020

Timothy Culbert, MD, IFMCP 

Supplement Wisely

Talk with your child's primary doctor before adding a supplement and it's necessary to balance safety and efficacy concerns. I have a few favorites:

Inositol

Inositol, naturally occurs in foods such as fruits, beans, grains and nuts. Inositol is a type of sugar with several important roles to play. Inositol serves as a component of cell membranes. It affects the activity  of neurotransmitters in your brain cells. Read this article on inositol for anxiousness.>>>

It is available as a white powder that tastes somewhat sweet, so it is easy to mix into water, juice or other liquids. The typical dose is 2000-4000 MG mixed in liquid, taken up to three times daily. It is also available in capsule form

NMH Store: Found as one component contained within Unwind Powder

 

L-Theanine

L-theanine is an amino acid commonly extracted from tea leaves. It can be found in both green and black tea. It’s commonly available in capsule form. There are also gummy chewables available on the market. 

It seems to increase the brain chemical GABA which can help to ease stress, and also helps the brain generate alpha waves (calming brain wave frequency). Read this article on L-theanine for anxiousness.>>>

The typical dosing range for kids and teens is 50-200 MG by mouth two or three times daily.

NMH Store: Peace of Mind 

 

Ashwagandha

This herb has been around for hundreds of years and is classified as an “adaptogen”, which means that it can help your body adapt to and manage stress. Ashwagandha also can boost brain function, lower blood sugar and modulate hormone levels. Read this article on ashwagandha for anxiousness.

Typical dose range is 300-600 Mg daily.

NMH Store: Found as one component in Stress Support

 

 

CBD Oil (Cannabidiol)

The cannabis plant has a rich history of medicinal and religious uses dating back thousands of years. Cannabidiol or CBD, is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Unlike the active ingredient in marijuana abbreviated THC (tetrahyrocannabinol), CBD does not make people high and does not cause intoxication

The World Health Organization released a report on the safety of CBD oil and found that CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. There are no concerning adverse health outcome reported with its use. Learn more about CBD for Kids & Teens at this NMH article here.

Typical dose ranges are 5-20 MG taken by mouth once or twice daily. CBD Oil is available as a liquid, capsule or in gummy form.  Stay tuned for our own new and upcoming line of Resilient Remedies CBD! Be among the first to know about our launch, sign up for our newsletter here.

 


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