10 Natural Alternatives to Valium

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We all know just how dangerous Valium and other benzodiazepines like Xanax can be. While they certainly do end anxiety symptoms quickly, they also come with a lot of nasty side effects such as dependence, massive changes to the central nervous system, and more. Surely, there must be better ways for regulating the symptoms of anxiety without having to deal with all of those side effects. As the name of this website might suggest, there are indeed many natural Valium alternatives on the market that do not require a prescription whatsoever. Read on to learn more about these ten natural alternatives to Valium that can be purchased from the comfort of your own home today.

1. Native Remedies MindSoothe

The first natural alternative on our list is the MindSoothe formula from Native Remedies. Native Remedies MindSoothe is an herbal remedy that contains both St. John’s wort and Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) as primary ingredients. Due to this combination, the product has good effect on both depression and anxiety symptoms as St. John’s wort is most effective for depression symptoms while Passionflower is geared more toward solving anxiety symptoms. You can learn more about Native Remedies MindSoothe by reading about it in our natural remedies database.

2. HCF: Happy, Calm, Focused

A popular supplement that has been on the market for some time is HCF: Happy, Calm, Focused. This product utilizes a number of ingredients which have been shown to have an effect on anxiety symptoms. Among the ingredients used in this product are magnesium, various B-vitamins as well as Vitamin A and E, iron, zinc, chromium, and calcium. The likely reason for the efficacy of this product is that it addresses both nutritional issues as well as including ingredients which have been shown to suppress anxiety symptoms, such as L-Glutamine. Learn more about HCF in our database.

3. Silexan

Silexan is a cutting-edge natural remedy which is based on a scientifically-proven anti-anxiety lavender formula. German scientists studied the effects of this formula on study participants and discovered that Silexan-based supplements happened to be just as effective in treating anxiety as benzodiazepines as Ativan (lorazepam). Best of all, you can acquire Silexan-based products without a prescription – it is truly astounding that more doctors do not suggest this product to their patients.

4. Magnesium

Americans are woefully below par when it comes to proper nutrition; in fact, studies conducted by a number of medical bodies and research institutes have concluded that many citizens of the USA are lacking in a number of key minerals, especially magnesium. A deficiency of magnesium has been shown to cause a number of both physiological and psychological issues, including anxiety and depression. If you are looking for a great way to integrate more magnesium into your diet, try using a flavored supplement. Alternatively, a number of whole foods have the necessary amounts of magnesium, including whole milk, various nuts, fish, and more.

5. Tranquilene

Another popular supplement on the market today is Tranquilene, an herbal supplement product containing a number of vitamins and herbal ingredients. The most prevalent of these primary ingredients is L-Theanine, though a variety of vitamins including the B complex vitamins are present as well, in addition to magnesium, calcium, and other essential minerals. Overall, many customers have reported success with Tranquilene, but as with all supplements your mileage may vary due to your individual body chemistry.

6. Lumiday

Lumiday is a dietary supplement which contains a number of essential vitamins along with a number of herbal ingredients which have been speculated to give an anxiolytic benefit to patients in various lab studies. Lumiday contains the following ingredients which have been purposed to have an effect on anxiety symptoms: L-Theanine, 5-HTP, Rhodiola Rosea Extract, and Ashwagandha Root. We have covered many of these ingredients in our natural remedies database.

7. AnxiClear

AnxiClear is another natural, herbal supplement with a veritable cocktail of anxiety-fighting compounds. Among its primary ingredients are chamomile (like the tea), eleuthero root extract, passionflower, and more. It has generally good consumer reviews and is available over the counter as all of these dietary supplements are.

8. Seredyn

The final supplement on our list is Seredyn, a product manufactured by the BioNeurix Corporation. It contains a variety of ingredients which may have a possible anxiolytic effect on anxiety symptoms, including Niacinamide, a Vitamin B3 variant which may have just as much benefit for symptoms as benzodiazepines.

9. Breath Meditation

For the last two natural alternatives, we decided to incorporate some ideas which do not require any payment whatsoever. They are breath meditation and exercise, two ways of naturally alleviating anxiety symptoms as well as preventing future panic attacks. Breath meditation can take many different forms; one of the more esoteric forms is the anapanasati form from the ancient Buddhist tradition of Theravada. Read all about it by clicking the link; essentially, it is all about managing your breath and focusing on nothing but your inhaling an exhaling.

10. And last, but not least: Exercise

The final item on our list is exercise, for obvious reasons. By engaging in cardiovascular activity, you can boost the production of the feel-good chemicals known as endorphins in your central nervous system, thus relieving many kinds of anxiety symptoms. On top of that, if you suffer from social anxiety, then exercise is an effective way of becoming more confident due to the positive changes in physical appearance that it produces.

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13 comments on “10 Natural Alternatives to Valium
  1. sue James says:

    when the source of your anxiety is financial stress this is such a joke

    • Ezra says:

      Hi Sue,

      I’m sorry to hear about your financial stress. Making money is definitely hard and stresses me out, too. I’d recommend meeting with a low-cost therapist to see how you can alleviate your anxiety by tackling those financial issues head-on. A therapist can give you the support you need to get things in order. Please be sure to check out this low-cost therapy provider article I wrote to help give you some ideas about how to find a low-cost or free therapist.

      Best wishes,
      Ezra

    • Amanda says:

      I’m having the most dreadful panic attacks at night – every time I start to drift off. This is because my world fell apart 2 weeks ago. I discovered that my trusted business and life partner is hideously in debt. I will lose the savings that I have to pay the partnership debts. He will lose us the house with his sole trader debts and put my sold trader business in jeopardy too. And now he’s just buried his head in the sand, leaving me to deal with everything.

    • Jen says:

      Live within your means. Lifestyle changes. Get rid of crap you dont really need. Its easier than you think. “Less is more”.

  2. annette says:

    Need medication for 76 year old Mother. She says she has anxiety at night and needs something to relax thru the anxiety attack. She was prescribed 5 milligrams valum twice a day. She takes both of them at night. She has emphysema so the doctor said she may be depressed and as we age the med she’s a tendency to reduce lung capacity. Know of an alternative to the valum?

    • Ezra says:

      Hi Annette,

      I’m sorry to hear about some of the challenges your mother is facing. I would give this product a try: http://amzn.to/1RO8LZ4.

      But please be sure to consult with your mother’s doctor prior to having her take any supplements in conjunction with her existing medications.

      I hope that helps!
      Ezra

  3. Jo says:

    My son takes adhd meds but struggles to get to sleep at night. One thing that was suggested was to give him a low dose of vallium. I was mortified. He is already taking a medication i rather not see him on and he is only 8. Can you suggest anything.

    • John Doe says:

      Hi, try to remove him from adhd related drugs, unless its aderall. Other than that anxiety has only one enemy and its cannabis; go to a cannabis forum and get educated. U can thank me later

    • Jeff says:

      My daughter takes a small dose of melatonin. It works well. They have a Liquid cherry flavored kind for kids.

  4. Victor says:

    This is a most useful cobotinuritn to the debate

  5. Steve says:

    How long does it take for Silexan to kick in? I was a former diazepam addict and if this is a great alternative then my life will be a much happier place

  6. barry says:

    i love (not)how forums or and comment get off subject i found that valarian root one in morning and one at night works well to keep you calm as for money problems learn to do what you can dont stress over money

  7. Sandy says:

    CALM drastically reduced my Mothers terrible symptoms of Alzheimer-related Sundowners Syndrome.

    Also a formula called Alteril was great.

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