A while back I wrote a post about MSG and its connection to OCD.
After doing more research on natural anxiety supplements I came across L-Theanine. Theanine is able to easily pass through the bodies blood-brain-barrier and increase the levels of GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) promoting relaxation.
An interesting illustration of GABA and its role within a synapse is shown in this illustration form Wikimedia Commons:
A similar increase in GABA was shown in patients who inhaled lavender essential oil. I am working on getting a reliable citation for the connection.
Most of my research is done at work during the rare slow times (I work as a pharmacy technician).
If you have any information about Theanine, Lavendar, GABA, OCD, or Anxiety, please post your information and/or links in the comments section.