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Anxiety is often described as America’s “sleeper epidemic,” meaning it is an epidemic of our minds that goes by mostly unaddressed, under-discussed, and swept under the rug. Millions of Americans say they struggle with anxiety. While treatment methods are available, this crisis of our minds is rarely given the attention it deserves.

Anxiety: America’s Underreported Epidemic

How is anxiety defined? The American Psychological Association defines it as such:[1]

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness, or a rapid heartbeat.”

The first step to addressing the problem begins with defining it. The second step? Unraveling how prevalent the problem is in our society.

Is Anxiety Getting Worse?

People with anxiety often say they are peer pressured or stigmatized into downplaying their symptoms. The following are facts and statistics that highlight just how bad anxiety has gotten for Americans, as cited from the Anxiety & Depression Association of America:[2]

  • While anxiety does not look like the same health issue from one person to the next, when the spectrum of anxiety complications is combined, this critical mental health issue is the most common mental crisis in the United States, affecting some 40 million American adults (one-fifth the population).
  • While there are numerous ways to address anxiety, many who suffer from it go through life without seeking treatment, primarily because they perceive an unspoken stigma in talking about their anxiety or simply because they do not have access to care. Also, only one-third of people who struggle with anxiety get help for it.
  • Anxiety can be difficult to identify and sometimes difficult to treat because it develops from a complex set of risk factors, including personality, life events, challenging relationships, social struggles, and upbringing.
  • While anxiety is often downplayed in American media and culture, untreated anxiety sets the stage for other serious health crises, like depression, hospitalization, serious accidents, debilitating mental health illness, lack of self-care, and loss of sleep coupled with eating disorders.

Ashwagandha: A Natural Treatment for Anxiety

The modern medical era does a good job of defining anxiety and determining its scope. But, the solutions presented by modern medicine have left something to be desired in how we’re supposed to treat anxiety. In addition, most people who struggle with anxiety are told by their doctors to take prescription drugs to treat the unwanted effects of anxiety. Yet millions of Americans would rather explore a holistic treatment for anxiety.

This is where ashwagandha comes in. A plant remedy for anxiety that lowers cortisol levels, promotes positive mood, supports healthy brain function, and improves focus, ashwagandha can potentially reduce anxiety symptoms without putting the individual at risk for the harmful side effects associated with pharmaceutical anxiety treatments.

Immune Solution owner and founder Jackie Page had this to say about the 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract she innovated:

“This powerful adaptogen herb has been used in India for thousands of years to strengthen the immune system and to help support and normalize body functions and processes affected by stress. Known to many herbalists as the Ayurvedic answer to ginseng, ashwagandha has also been used as an aphrodisiac counteracting the effects of stress, anxiety, and depression, which are all significant factors in sexual dysfunction.”

There are no fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, dairy, soy, wheat, gluten, or yeast in Immune Solution’s 100% Natural Ashwagandha. Visit our Products Page to order a bottle of Immune Solution’s all-natural anxiety relief supplement. Further, if you have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sources:

[1] APA. “Anxiety.” American Psychological Association, 2023. apa.org

[2] ADAA. “Anxiety Disorders – Facts & Statistics.” Anxiety & Depression Association of America, 2023. adaa.org

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