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Calm an anxious mood

Follow the tailored-for-you foods and supplement guides to create more calm.

We offer specific tools, practices, and strategies to balance and calm the Anxious Mood Subtype.

 See the key tools below to help you reclaim your calm.

We offer specific tools and practices to calm an anxious mood.

Read about your subtype below, then choose the tools and practices you'd like to use on your pathway to joy.

Sleep

How can I sleep more soundly & wake refreshed?

Diet

Which foods are ideal for my body, brain & mood?

Exercise

What types of exercise can support my energy & system best?

Supplements

Are there supplements that can help my mood?

What is an anxious mood?

The anxious mood is by far the most common sub-type of depression, in part because of its relationship to stress. In our experience, nearly 80% of people with a depressed mood fit into the anxious mood sub-type. This pattern is often not true clinical depression, but instead what is called an “adjustment disorder.” By definition, an adjustment disorder is stress-related and most often caused by the way your body and mind react to life situations. This means that  (a) reducing stress or (b) preventing your body from reacting to stress can help your body move out of "fight or flight" mode to a state where you are capable of experiencing more joy.

 

What does an anxious mood feel like? 

Serotonin is a brain chemical that plays a large role in helping you cope with life’s challenges. Too little serotonin can cause:

  • Feelings of susceptibility to even mild stresses.
  • Feelings of insecurity or insufficiency.
  • Difficulty taking risks and putting yourself out into the world.
  • A tendency to withdraw, even from friends or activities that would be supportive.
  • Impulsive behaviors like binge eating, alcohol abuse, or serial relationships, which represent an unconscious effort to feel better. Unfortunately, these actions only makes things worse.

Discover your joy subtype.  

Depression shows up in one of three subtypes. Learn yours to tailor your path to healing.

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STEP ONE

Strategies to calm the Anxious Mood Subtype.

Try the simple steps below to help calm your mood.

 

STEP TWO

Download your tailored Nourish Guide.

Looking to build a strong foundation? Start by giving your brain what it needs to find its balance. Discover the best way to nourish yourself, including the specific foods & supplements that calm a Anxious Mood.

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Free guide + ongoing tips

Learn more about eating and supplementation to calm an anxious mood with your free Nourish Guide. You'll also join our email newsletter for extra tips, tools, & offers to help you maintain balance & build resilience. Your guide will be emailed to you after signing up.

STEP THREE

Support a calm mood with supplements for the Repeating Mind Subtype.

 

Targeted supplements can quickly calm a repeating mind while foundational supplements support ongoing resilience. Remember to check with your health care practitioner before beginning any supplements.

 

Targeted Supplements

The targeted supplements may need 30-60 days of consistent use.** After that period, you may continue using them if needed.

Relaxed Mood

Neurotransmitter Support

The key supplement for this subtype is Relaxed MoodRelaxed Mood is a premium blended supplement with the essential ingredients for the Anxious Mood. This may be the only supplement you need to help balance your mood.*

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Relax Powder

Magnesium L-Threonate

If you need an extra boost on top of Relaxed Mood, then consider Relax Powder. The magnesium in Relax Powder can boost the impact of Relaxed Mood. Together they can further support the serotonin system, calm brain activity, & help with sleep.*

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Foundational Supplements

Stick with the foundational supplements daily or seasonally, as desired.

Nourish

Multivitamin/Mineral

If your diet is not ideal or if you are dealing with a lot of stress, Nourish is a high-quality, hypoallergenic, multivitamin/mineral blend includes activated vitamins that can help fill in nutritional gaps while building your body-mind resilience.*

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Strengthen

Omega-3

An omega-3 supplement is beneficial for nearly everyone. Strengthen is a high-quality choice that feeds the brain what it needs to support healthy function and mood. It can also be helpful as a preventive for seasonal or cyclic mood problems.

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Illuminate

Vitamin D3

If you feel a negative impact on your mood an energy when the sun goes part-time in the winter, consider taking Illuminate October-April, and every other day in the summer, if you need a boost year-round.*

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* Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner.

** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Learn foundational strategies to support your mental health and resilience.

Explore the articles below and learn our favorite foundational steps to help balance your mood.

Brain Chemistry 101

Learning a bit of brain chemistry can help you create a healthy, well-functioning brain and a good, sustainable mood. In this article, we present you a simple way of understanding and talking about this very complex subject.

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Sleep & Resilience

Your sleep, mood, and brain function are intimately related. Scientific studies tell us that our emotional states affect sleep and that sleep affects emotions. You can create better sleep with fairly simple strategies.

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The Resilient Diet 

We have created the Resilient Diet to integrate seamlessly into your daily life. It is not a set of restrictive rules or detailed recipes. Instead, the Resilient Diet is made up of six broad guidelines or principles.

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Resilient Movement Plans

Scientific research has shown that moving our bodies more frequently has a significant positive impact on mental health and can even help you grow a bigger, healthier, and better-connected brain.

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Boost Serotonin

Serotonin is the brain chemical that helps soothe you when you feel stressed or threatened, and it offers considerable protection to the brain against the damaging effects of cortisol. 

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Foundations for Natural Mental Health

Read below to help set your foundation and support mental health. 

Head to your NMH Subtype

Anxious Mood

Agitated Mood

Sluggish Mood

Worried Mind

Reactive Mind

Repeating Mind

Distracted Brain

Distressed Brain

Lethargic Brain

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER

This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice and is not a replacement for advice and treatment from a medical professional. Consult your doctor or other qualified health professional regarding specific health questions. Individuals providing content to this website take no responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. It is also essential to consult your physician or other qualified health professional before beginning any diet change, supplement, or lifestyle program.