My life is stressful. Most stay at home moms like myself have a lot on their plates. We worry about our kids, the home, our husbands and meeting the needs of others. Some stay at home moms even have to take care of their aging parents as well as their small children. No wonder so many of us suffer from stress and anxiety.
According to the National Foundation for Brain Research, about 50 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Many of them also are diagnosed with clinical depression.
The National Institutes of Mental Health states that during any six-month period, nine million Americans suffer from a depressive illness, costing the nation over $30 billion per year.
More and more doctors are prescribing Prozac to treat depression and anxiety disorders. The pharmaceutical industry brings in $2 billion in revenue from this drug alone. Some patients are taking other prescription anti-depressants along with Prozac.
Herbs and natural remedies have been around for years and many of them are known to help with anxiety and depression. Recently, I had the opportunity to try the 1Hour Break a new all natural sedative spray for anxiety and stress.
1Hour Break is made from Kava, Passion Flower, St. John’s Wort and Lobelia. This sedative is all natural and non-addictive. According to a study conducted in 1990, 38 patients who were suffering from anxiety compared the effects of kavain, a main compound in kava, and oxazepam, a benzodiazepane marketed under the trade name Serax, over a four-week period. Both kava and Serax reduced the anxiety equally but the patients taking kava did not experience the side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, and vertigo) of the other drug.
“Throughout human history, plants have been the primary medicines used to treat human ills,” explained Allison Lardizabal, Media Relations Manager, 1Hour Break. “Healers, shamans and midwives have relied on plant medicines like Kava and St. John’s Wort to treat anxiety without side effects or addiction. We’re proud to be able to bring these proven anti-anxiety herbs to the people who can most benefit from them.”
When my two-year old scattered all of his toys around the living room and playroom I almost lost it. But instead of having a typical anxiety attack I sprayed the 1Hour Break under my tongue six times. After relaxing for a half an hour and not thinking about the mess, I was able to calmly help my son pick up his toys. 1Hour Break is soothing, works quickly and does not have any side effects.
Healthy Moms Magazine readers can get a free sample of 1Hour Break by simply liking them on Facebook. Please visit: facebook.com/1HourBreakUSA for details. You can purchase 1Hour Break on Amazon.com. Healthy Moms Magazine readers can also enter for a chance to win a case of 1Hour Break which is four (4) display boxes, 12 units per box, 48 units total, valued at $180. All you need to do in order to enter is like 1Hour Break on Facebook, follow 1Hour Break on Twitter and leave us a comment at the end of this post.
This contest ended on Tuesday February 7, 2012 at 8 am PST and is open to US residents only.