Anxiety and depersonalization caused by pre-workout supplements
There is a lot of hype surrounding pre-workout supplements and their ability to enhance the effects of a workout routine. They claim to improve energy, physical abilities and build greater muscle mass, turning a normal training session into a “super” workout. The problem with these promises is the fact that these stimulants actually create more physical and emotional hardship than the benefits they promise.
Most of these stimulants contain massive doses of caffeine along with a long list of substandard ingredients. This may seem harmless to those hoping for miraculous results, but these pre-workout supplements are actually quite dangerous, especially for those who are sensitive to stimuli. The problem is that most are not aware of their own reactivity to these substances until they are in the midst of intense adverse reactions.
Common adverse reactions to pre-workout supplements:
– Severe anxiety
– Intensive depersonalization
– Heart rhythm abnormalities
– Myocardial infarction
– Addiction, Dependence
– Irritability, mood swings
– Inability to concentrate
– adrenal fatigue
– Hair loss
– Memory impairment
After prolonged use, the adrenal glands take a great deal of damage as they are forced to produce large amounts of energy that produce adrenaline. This eventually culminates in adrenal fatigue when the adrenal glands are unable to produce enough adrenaline for the individual to function properly. The result is, extreme fatigue, nervousness, and elevated levels of anxiety. The overload of the adrenal glands must be addressed and treated immediately with a specific and natural approach to rebuild and restore the full function of these glands.
One often becomes tolerant to these stimulants requiring higher doses to receive the same claimed benefits. After prolonged use, the individual finds himself using too much, too often, becoming dependent on these “supplements” for normal energy on a daily basis.
There is also the problem of withdrawal symptoms when stopping the use of these stimulants.
Upon discontinuation of pre-workout supplements, one may initially experience:
– Craving for stimulants
– High intensity mood swings
– severe depression
– intense hunger
– Mental confusion
– Initial increase in anxiety, depersonalization and racing thoughts
– Extreme insomnia
– Adrenal depletion
One should not resort to taking more stimulants to counteract these reactions. This action will only prolong recovery and increase the already damaged adrenal glands. Instead, one must learn to naturally counteract these reactions by beginning a program based on treating damaged adrenal glands.
This adrenal fatigue treatment approach includes:
– Sufficient rest, restoration of sleep, treatment of insomnia
– Adequate correction of diet/nutrition
– Moderation in exercise
– Slow withdrawal of any existing stimulants
– Natural Treatment of Anxiety, Depersonalization and Depression
One should not be misled into believing that more stimulants will relieve symptoms, as the exact opposite is required. The adrenal glands require time and patience to repair themselves, rather than a surge of stimulants that only make it harder to recover.
Above all, one must be aware of the hype associated with these supplements, which are really just massive stimulants that have become highly marketed. The internet is saturated with false and glowing reports about these products, which take advantage of and victimize young people to buy them under false pretenses. The consumer must take care to fully know and understand what these chemicals will do to their system and the long road they must take to rebuild a truly healthy mind and body.