Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems we find these days with the clinical groups recommending therapy for anxiety issues before they get to your mind. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has on the other hand is engaging the use of Vit. D3 as, an adjunct or substitute to treat anxiety disorders in modern cosmos.
By some estimates these number shave risen to about 43 per cent in the last couple of years since we have found extensive use of Vitamin D3 as a supplement to many treatment regimens and main treatment plan.
Lately complementary and alternative treatments involves study of physical, cognitive, or spiritual activities to understand and potentially treat anxiety symptoms and disorders.
One would be taken by surprise to note that safety and efficacy of these products for anxiety symptoms and disorders is still unproven. It is wise to weigh the risks and benefits of using them adjunctively. Patients should ideally not withdraw from discarding evidence-based psychotherapies and medications for anxiety disorders. Medical history, while being recorded or discussed should have elements on data to include, what remedies and supplements they are taking, particularly those known to interact with other drugs or cause adverse effects.
A look at some common treatment outcomes:
Recent trails suggest that Kava and chamomile may reduce anxiety in some people with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Conversely the trials of valerian, passion flower, and St. John’s wort are either mixed or negative.
A presumption to designate all or a few such regimens in isolation as being “herbal” with terms such as “good,” “weak,” or “healthy” should be carefully vetted before consumption. Some herbs can be potent, poisonous, or addictive. On the other hand, serious adverse effects of herbal remedies include hepatotoxicity with kava and anticoagulation with chamomile. It is not known if these remedies are safe or unsafe during pregnancy. A recent study however confirms that consumption of “Mulethi” a throat irritation relief and immunity boast herb with its specie name “ liquorice“ can moderately or severely harm the brain of an unborn child if consumed in increased amounts during pregnancy.
One such oral esculent is GABA “gamma aminobutyric acid”, whose efficacy is only partially understood, as per the available evidence in treatment of anxiety disorders. There is much dat as for and against some other common herbs such as Kava-kava, Valerian, Passion flower, Chamomile, St. John’s wort, Keenmind (Bacopa monnieri), Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus), Rhodax (Rhodiola rosea), Scullcup (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Silexan (lavender oil).
However we shall restrict our discussions around D3 during this to come back again on other sometime later.
Vitamin D, its main type commonly referred to as vitamin D3, plays an important role in brain plasticity, neuroimmunomodulation. It source is mainly from sunshine and fish with higher fat contents. Studies have suggested a possible relationship between vitamin D deficiency and vulnerability to depression and anxiety.
Nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), and amino acids, are obtained through dietary intake of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seafood. Many people are deficient in essential nutrients due to Western diets high in processed foods.