Phenibut has been extensively researched in Russia. It is used for anxiety; depression; withdrawal from alcohol, narcotics, and benzodiazepine medications; insomnia, and schizophrenia. Its most common use is for generalized anxiety and insomnia.
EGCg is the most active therapeutic constituent in green tea. It has been studied extensively and found to benefit a wide range of diseases. Consider supplementation for weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, anxiety and depression, and arthritis. It is also a very important nutrient to consider in cancer care. EGCg has many anticancer properties of its own, and it has been shown to work synergistically with many types of chemotherapy.
Synthetic delta sleep-inducing peptide is used to treat withdrawal symptoms related to both alcoholism and narcomania. It can also be used to help with prophylaxis of stress induced conditions, neurotic disorders, and disorders arising from stress (e.g. sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, etc.). Another use of synthetic delta sleep-inducing peptide is for the treatment of stress-response syndrome and its symptoms which include depression, tension, and anxiety.
Alprazolam is the generic name of Xanax, is the most widely prescribed anxiety medication in the US. Alprazolam has no indications beyond the treatment of general anxiety disorder and for the relief of acute panic attacks.
It is used to treat anxiety disorders. It is also used for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety caused by depression. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine that works in the brain to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system (CNS) depressants.
Taurine is an amino acid with a diverse set of functions in the body. It increases parasympathetic tone, thereby reducing anxiety. It plays a central role in water balance in the body, helping with water retention and edema. It is critical for the electrical regulation of the heart and can thus be very helpful for arrhythmias and rapid heart rate. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure. And perhaps most importantly, taurine gets conjugated to bile salts and thereby has a central role in fat absorption while also helping to keep bile from getting too thick. Consider taurine for anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, water retention and edema, diabetes, fat malabsorption, gallbladder issues, and any cardiovascular disease.
Urea is most commonly recognized as the nitrogen-carrying compound generated in the liver through the metabolism of amino acids. Medically, urea is typically used in a compounding pharmacy in topical formulations to soften skin and nails. It has also been used internally in the treatment of cancer, specifically cancers the either originate in or have metastasized to the liver. When used in this way it is most commonly combined with creatine.
Rhodiola Rosea, also known as golden root or arctic root, is an herb that grows in cold, high-altitude regions of Europe and Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years, especially in Russia and Scandinavia. The root is considered to be an adaptogen, which is a substance that helps the body resist or cope with stressors. Rhodiola Rosea may be used to decrease stress, fight fatigue, help reduce symptoms of depression, boost brain function, increase memory, improve exercise performance, decrease anxiety, support liver health, reduce stress-induced eating disorders, support immune function, and help control diabetes.
Niacinamide is the amide form of the B vitamin niacin. Niacinamide has a wide range of uses in the body. It has an anti-anxiety effect that is equivalent to benzodiazepine medications. It is closely tied to energy production, and in fact is one of the central nutrients involved in all cellular ATP production. Niacinamide also sensitizes cancer cells to the effects of radiation, and so is an important component of many complementary cancer treatment programs.
This combination provides vitamin, mineral, and amino acid support that is specific for stress reduction, anxiety relief, and relaxation. It also directly supports the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. This combination should be considered not only for stress, but anxiety and panic attacks, addiction recovery, and insomnia. These nutrients are not sedating, but simply help to decrease sympathetic ('fight or flight') activity in the brain and thus promote calm and focus. This IC Complex would even be appropriate as a study aid and for ADD/ADHD.