Experts Say These Are the Best Vitamins for Anxiety

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It's troubling to know that anxiety is one of the most common disorders in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults—18.1% of the population—every year. The serious cyclical condition is hard to escape, and while we'd like to lean on the hope that we'd all eventually be free of that anxious rush of nerves, it's important to be aware of in-the-moment remedies to bring you a sense of peace.

Thankfully, there are literal chill pills you can take that will do everything from calming your nerves to relaxing your muscles. At least, that's according to Mona Dan, an herbalist and the owner of Vie Healing acupuncture in Beverly Hills; Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, a board-certified integrative medicine physician and founder of probiotics line ActivatedYou; and the Care/of scientific advisory team, all of whom we tapped to figure out the best vitamins for anxiety.

De Mello calls attention to the fact that though there are certain supplements anyone can take to ease symptoms of anxiety, you should couple these additives with other reliable remedies. "In my opinion, the best way to deal with anxiety is by working with a mental health professional. Also try things like meditation, exercise, and building a strong support network. In addition to taking supplements, your diet can help improve your anxiety responses.

After all, dark green, leafy vegetables like kale and spinach are rich in magnesium and B vitamins. So are grains like quinoa and millet. And green tea is a fantastic source of theanine. So make sure your diet is supporting your mental and physical health needs."

Please seek out a doctor or mental healthcare professional before trying any new supplements or making dietary adjustments.