Going back to school is a big transition, for everybody. Whether your kid is going to their first day of preschool, your teen is starting a new year in high school, or even an adult returning to school, we all can experience nerves, anxiety, stress and even the blues. Anxiety and nerves show up differently for everybody and we all cope with them differently, so here are some great tips according to your type or your child’s personality type.

TYPE 1-Are they truly worried or close to panic?

Try GABA. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, playing a central role in regulating cell-to-cell communication. Healthy levels have been associated with positive mood. A recent study indicates that GABA also enhances alpha wave production in the brain to promote relaxation and moderate occasional stress. In the same study, it supported healthy IgA levels, suggesting that it may support immune health during occasional stress.

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Also try taking a look at Adrenal function and Cortisol levels. Adrenal dysfunction is common in the US, even amongst children and can compound the effects of stress. Managing Cortisol (stress hormone) production can be a crucial factor in helping adults and children who deal with this type of fear and anxiety as well. As always, consult your healthcare provider before administering any new supplements to your children.

TYPE 2- Are they genuinely sad?

For kids, especially very young children, leaving their loved ones for the day to go to school or daycare can be just down-right sad. To help emotionally support them through this, 5-HTP and Serotonin are both effective. 5-HTP alone may be enough because it encourages serotonin production. Serotonin can help encourage a positive mood, help you maintain calmness during stressful times, and even promote healthy eating habits.

TYPE 3- Do they need stimulation and love video games?

This type of personality responds well to dopamine support. Dopamine is a key player in cognitive function and can help adults and children focus on tasks and school work. Supplements like l-Tyrosine support production of various neurotransmitters, namely dopamine which supports emotional well-being and cognitive function. I-Tyrosine plays an important role in promoting healthy neurotransmitter function in response to mild environmental and emotional stress as well.


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