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Anxiety: Over-The-Counter Medication Guide

First things first, if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, then over-the-counter anxiety medication may not be enough to change the way you feel. This OTC anxiety medication guide will help you decide if this type of medication is the right fit for you.

Natural anxiety medications are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You should not take herbal remedies for anxiety disorder unless they are recommended by a qualified medical professional.The FDA does not approve herbal remedies for anxiety disorder because there is not yet enough clinical research to conclusively show that they are effective treatments for these diagnosable health conditions. Herbal remedies for anxiety are only clinically-proven to relieve common anxiety and occasional anxiety attacks caused by everyday stress factors.

Over the counter natural supplements can be helpful since the anxiety response is also a natural one. Today, in our ultramodern lives, many of us are triggered into a stress response simply when running late to a meeting, getting cut off in morning traffic or meeting new people. We live adrenaline soaked lives, in which we fill our calendars with to-do lists, constantly ingest stimulants, and experience adrenaline-pumping activities regularly, many of us exhausting ourselves into a restless or less-than-satisfying sleep because we just can’t relax. We become hypervigilant, and this constant stream of adrenaline becomes a cycle that eventually causes more anxiety and everyday stress.

Choosing a natural supplement to relieve occasional anxiety is a smart way to start the process of change toward a more relaxed and joyful life. Anxiety supplements made with plant-derived sedative ingredients counteract the effects of adrenaline by relaxing the central nervous system. This in turn signals the brain that adrenaline no longer needs to be produced because the body is in a relaxed state. The best natural supplements for anxiety are ones which include a combination of ingredients to address the variety of factors caused by our stress response.

Now, the big question, which OTC natural anxiety medicine, or more importantly, which plant medicine is right for you? We know the search for Emotional Wellness can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve included the best natural anxiety medications available over the counter, based on independent clinical research.

Valerian RootValerian Root
(Valeriana Officinalis)

Natural sedative relieves nervous tension, occasional anxiety and mild anxiety attacks
See the Valerian Root Monograph for details
Winter CherryWinter Cherry
(Withania Somnifera)

Relieves nervous tension, occasional anxiety and mental fatigue
See the Winter Cherry Monograph for details
Building block to Serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation
Learn more about 5-HTP
Passion FlowerPassion Flower
(Passiflora Incarnata)

Natural sedative relieves occasional anxiety and mild anxiety attacks
See the Passion Flower Monograph for details
Arctic RootArctic Root
(Rhodiola Rosea)

Relieves occasional anxiety attacks and positively supports the body during periods of stress
See the Arctic Root Monograph for details
St. Johns WortSt. Johns Wort
(Hypericum Perforatum)

Natural reuptake inhibitor that supports a healthy neurotransmitter balance
Learn more about St. John’s Wort

Clarocet® NRI is a biologically-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) that stops nervous tension, occasional anxiety and mild panic attacks fast using a combination of natural, non-drowsy sedatives like the ones listed above. Supportive nutrients that include essential vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids strengthen the core action of Clarocet NRI to create a broad spectrum of relaxation benefits.

Explore: Which Clarocet is right for me?

We've developed Clarocet NRI based on the latest independent clinical research. In fact, we've examined over 200 clinical trials, scientific studies and medical journals to develop our complete line of natural medicines for Emotional Wellness support. You can be 100% certain that the ingredients we use maintain a proven track record of safety and efficacy.

Browse the Clarocet Ingredient Reference Library to discover the science of nature with our ingredient profiles and detailed monographs.

The active ingredients in Clarocet NRI are clinically shown to promote relaxation as soon as the first day of use. Daily use for six weeks is recommended.

You’ll get your best results from Clarocet NRI when you take it as part of a complete Wellness Plan that focuses on the 7 Aspects of Wellness®.

More Clarocet NRI Wellness Resources:

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Clarocet NRI Official Usage Guidelines
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Which Clarocet is right for me?

Talk to your doctor if your symptoms occur frequently, if they worsen over time or if they impair day-to-day life in any way. Symptoms lasting longer than 2 to 6 weeks, or those that go away for a time and then come back could mean that you have a diagnosable emotional health condition. Dietary supplements are not adequate treatments for conditions such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder or panic disorder. They should not be used as a replacement for prescribed medication to treat these conditions unless otherwise recommended by your doctor.


Ingredient Reference Library and Monographs