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    Default The 5 Best Adaptogens for Stress Reduction

    Adaptogens are supplements. Even if you eat a clean and perfect diet, something will be missing which will require supplementing. Good article on some of these

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    Gaba is an OTC option that has worked for us

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    I guess people are different. I always felt like shooting, fishing, snatching gears in the Z28 fixed any stress issues I had.

    I used to tell (one of my bosses over the years) my boss, you'll know what kind of a day it was by how far I wind up that 350 before I hit 2nd gear as I head down the road from the parking lot.

    No matter what the day was like (at work) I'd always get a big grin on my face when I saw my car in the parking lot. I used to chuckle at myself sometimes when I'd realize how happy I'd suddenly gotten.

    My oldest son went through a couple bad years in his late teens. I remember telling him he absolutely had to develop some hobbies he really enjoyed. Something he could look forward to on a bad day. Not something to occupy his mind/attention during the day, but something he knew he could do when he left work that he would really enjoy doing. Something that would occupy his mind and body.

    I remember having a really bad day at work one time and being called over to Admin for a random piss test. The nurse had me sit down and she took my blood pressure and I figured it would be sky high. I was fat (fatter than now) and out of shape (way more than now) and just knew I'd be going to see the company doctor about the blood pressure results. My blood pressure was 118 over 68. On a bad day/stressful day. The nurses used to say, "Wow, you've got pretty good blood pressure for someone your size." They finally got tired of saying that. My mom and dad both were on blood pressure medicine. I just refuse to let the bad things get me down.

    I still believe stress is something you do to yourself. Remember the old saying about not sweating the things you can't change?

    Some people may need supplements to help them. Just like some people need medicine for high blood pressure.

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    Thanks for posting that. I used to read his stuff and somehow got away from logging in to his site.

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    Stress and anxiety are self induced. Brought on by focussing and or obsessing on bad outcomes, injustices, or what if's that could go wrong. Taking control of where/what you place your attention on, meaning consciously and intentionally directing your attention on what actions you are taking/need to take in the present moment, and what you've stacked to your advantage pretty much eliminates ruminating over unproductive crap that doesn't serve any purpose other than creating stress and drama. People do it to themselves. The other thing is always taking stock (consciously focussing your attention) on all that you have to be grateful for without taking anything for granted...your health, wealth, family, freedom, country, roof, food, running water, shower, toilet, transportation, job, income, air conditioning, life, etc.
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    If GABA is working for you, it means your brain barrier is permeable (not a good thing). The molecule is too big to pass an intact brain barrier. Taking it orally should not have an effect.
    "Let him cut your skin, and you cut his flesh. Let him cut your flesh, and you cut his bones. Let him cut your bones, and you cut off his life."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost1976 View Post
    If GABA is working for you, it means your brain barrier is permeable (not a good thing). The molecule is too big to pass an intact brain barrier. Taking it orally should not have an effect.
    Interesting. Not saying you’re wrong, but have you ever taken it? It’s not a Valium, but noticeably removes some anxiety when you are amped up. You are saying that is placebo then? I am genuinely interested in what you know

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    Interesting note on the two mushrooms listed. Most of the polyphenols that you get from shrooms are water soluble. According to the shroom expert they had on Bullet Proof radio recently, the best way to get the most benefit from Chaga and Reishi was to cook them on high heat in water for a short cook time rather than with butter or another oil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinboysdad View Post
    Interesting. Not saying youíre wrong, but have you ever taken it? Itís not a Valium, but noticeably removes some anxiety when you are amped up. You are saying that is placebo then? I am genuinely interested in what you know
    I've used supplements that have GABA, but it doesn't work for me (thank God!). But this isn't coming from me, the info is from Dr. Kharrazian, one of the top brain specialists in the world. It's pure science. The GABA molecule is too big to bypass the blood brain barrier. So if you take it and it has an effect, it means the blood brain barrier is leaky. Here's a website where it's explained:

    https://mindblowingwellness.com/the-...brain-barrier/
    "Let him cut your skin, and you cut his flesh. Let him cut your flesh, and you cut his bones. Let him cut your bones, and you cut off his life."
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