Alternatives to “popping a Xanax”

A couple of years ago a wedding planner friend came to me with the proclamation: “No matter how great of a job I do, these brides are nervous and stressed, many times popping a Xanax, or something similar on their big day.” More recently, someone asked me if there were supplements that might be an alternative to popping a Xanax for whenever they needed to get on an airplane.

Both are examples of situations where we are assuming the phrase “popping a Xanax” (nothing against Xanax in particular, but it happens to be what keeps being said by others) is something people are doing in situations to help calm their nerves, reduce anxiety, or help them relax.

If you are reading this and you require Xanax or something similar in the form of a pharmaceutical on a daily basis to function in everyday life situations, the following products mentioned may be options for you to consider, but not without the proper supervision from a qualified doctor.

Here are 5 products that are made by highly respected and reputable companies to check out:

Ionic Fizz Magnesium Plus by Pure Essence Labs: It is not hard to find extensive research about this essential mineral’s role in preventing a broad range of nervous symptoms. This can include anxiety, panic attacks, apprehensiveness, hyper-emotionality, nervousness, insomnia, rapid pulse, palpitations, and abnormal heart rhythms.

Rescue Remedy by Bach: This is a classic combination of flower essences that can be used to help get through any immediate stressful situation, from last-minute exams or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. It helps to relax, get focused and calm.

Suntheanine L Theanine Chewable Tablets by Natural Factors: L-Theanine, is a unique amino acid found in green tea that supports mental calmness and relaxation. Suntheanine is a specific registered trademark with all kinds of positive studies behind it.

Kava or Anxiety Soother by Herb Pharm: Herb Pharm’s classic full spectrum preparation of herbs, gives you single herbs and formulas just as the eclectics and pioneers of modern medicine would have used.

You will find that all of these products are either liquid or in a lozenge form. Your best chance for “instant” results with natural remedies, is if the product does not have to go through much digestion to be assimilated. And in the case of weddings or airplane rides, these products are portable and quick and easy to consume.

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