Some days it can seem like the world’s going crazy out there. And in an election year, you KNOW it’s only going to get worse. Anxiety levels are at an all time high.
It can make you feel like hiding under the covers until November 4th.
Well, I have no intention of adding to the noise about politics and world affairs. There’s far too much of that everywhere you look right now.
I have something else I want to talk about. A way to help you OVERCOME some of the tension and anxiety you’re feeling right now, no matter where it comes from.
News… family… work… money… you name it… we all have things that drive up our anxiety levels. But new research reveals an easy way to hit the mute button and dial it all back down.
And as a bonus, this same all-natural approach can TURN UP your immune system at the same time. That way, you don’t just feel better now. You can also STAY healthier in the future.
Dial down soaring stress without drugs
If you tell your primary care doctor about your anxiety and ask for advice, brace yourself. Most likely, he will whip out the prescription pad and send you to the pharmacist to fill a prescription for a drug to “take the edge off.”
I have one suggestion when he does, my friend. DON’T.
Not yet, anyway. Because if you think the news is bad, just wait until you learn about the risks that come with those pills. They’re linked to some serious side effects.
And the older you are, the higher those risks rise. Some of them could even lead you down the slippery slope to Alzheimer’s disease.
But new research reveals a way to get real anxiety relief without those risks. It finds that the natural herbal therapy Echinacea can dial down a specific – and common – form of anxiety.
It’s called state anxiety. You’ve probably never heard of it. But you likely HAVE experienced it. It’s what you feel in the face of immediate stress or danger. You know, like when you turn on the news these days.
It’s the “I’m worried NOW” form of anxiety versus the vaguer “I tend to worry about things” form of the condition.
Echinacea reduces anxiety levels FAST
After taking 80 mg of Echinacea for just a week, volunteer’s scores on a test measuring state anxiety plummeted by an average of 11 points. That’s nearly four times the drop of folks given a placebo.
That’s already a fast response. Some mood drugs can take eight weeks or more to start working. And that’s IF they work at all.
But, the researchers say it didn’t take the full week for these folks to start to feel better. It happened within days. And they continued to benefit with lower anxiety levels for a full three weeks after they stopped taking the Echinacea.
If quick and effective anxiety relief were the only benefit of taking this herb, that alone would be an impressive accomplishment. But this is Echinacea we’re talking about here. So, of course, that’s not all it does.
Echinacea just so happens to be one of nature’s top immune-boosters too. It could help reduce your risk of infections from cold viruses, flu viruses, and other ugly bugs.
Lab research shows the herb may help decrease inflammation and even kill some bacteria and viruses. Plus, there’s evidence Echinacea could help you recover faster if you do still get sick.
Dialing DOWN anxiety and turning UP immunities? That’s what you call a win win.