First I would explore for causes of anxiety and low mood to improve overall well-being, vital force and quality of life without dependence on even natural herbal formulas each day for long term use. Then specifically, for these questions:
Do you feel like this is a good regimen for dealing with anxiety and low-mood?
The herbs you are taking are good selections, however I would consider taking those in the evening perhaps one hour before you go to sleep where the body can benefit optimally. In the morning maybe a dose of St. John’s Wort along with a good adaptogen such as Ashwaghanda, Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) or Asian Ginseng can help with chronically moderate stress levels.
Are each of these substances safe to take on a daily basis?
I would say you should try to not rely on any herbal for long term use as they are meant to alter and improve current daily wellness so you can enjoy vital health without dependence. Multi-vitamins such as B Complex and Vitamin C may help as daily supplements for stress, however nutritional approaches are best to eat foods in season, fresh, eat variety of foods by rotation, appreciate simple foods, eat with your senses eat moderately and eat less rather than more and keep regular with your dietary inputs.
With a history of Type 2 Diabetes in my family, do you feel that Cinsulin (a water-based extract of Cinnamon) would be a good option for me?
Yes, Cinsulin is a unique extract of Cinnamon and should be a good herbal supplement to include for support of healthy blood sugar levels.
- James Sullivan, N.D.