Leading A Stressful Life?
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Looking to de-stress? For a sense of calm and better sleep? Learn about the benefits of Ashwagandha with us, it could just be your new BFF.
Why The West Is Loving Ashwagandha…
Ashwagandha, AKA Withania Somnifera or Winter Cherry, has been used in alternative medicine for centuries to reduce stress. It is an evergreen shrub native to India, the Middle East, and Africa. Evidence of the herb’s benefits is growing and so is its popularity in the West.
Our lives are increasingly stressful. We need to keep a social life, work, exercise, remember to drink enough water, run around after others, check our social media, declutter our houses, manifest our dreams, find ways to shop sustainability, oh and keep up with the latest season of Stranger Things.
Take a breath, give it a try, and check out our vegan ashwagandha capsules from our store today.
Benefits Of Ashwagandha Are Rooted In Research
This isn’t some airy-fairy herb. It has some real science behind it. NCBI reports, “Ashwagandha is a medically important herb and has a proven impact on human health.” Their eight-week study suggested that taking Ashwagandha root extract significantly reduced stress levels and improved the overall quality of life. (1)
Other studies have found that it may help to boost cognitive function and memory, improve fertility in males, and increase muscle strength. (2)
How Does Ashwagandha Reduce Stress?
This mighty herb helps to support the adrenal glands. These are the glands that pump out hormones like cortisol (cortisol levels are high when you’re stressed!) By helping to level out this hormone you can reduce the effects of it being too high or too low.
Ashwagandha is a great adaptogen for women, not only because it can help us cope with stress and anxiety, but also because there is thought it can be helpful for those in menopause. It may help with menopausal symptoms such as low energy, low libido, and insomnia.
What Are The Other Benefits Of Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen which means it is a substance that helps the body to cope with stress.
When you are stressed you may suffer:
- Inability to focus
- Trouble sleeping
- GI issues
- Tense muscles
- Weight loss or weight gain
When you are less stressed you may:
- Sleep better
- Have more patients with those around you
- See solutions to problems easier
- Reduce muscle tension
- Control your weight (3)
How Do You Take Ashwagandha?
You can take Ashwagandha as a capsule or a powder. Capsules are the most convenient way as you don’t have to worry about remembering to add the herb to a smoothie or porridge.
We’ve designed our Ashwagandha supplement packaging carefully. Not only is it all 100% recyclable, it actually looks nice. We know that having your supplements out on the side in your kitchen or bathroom is ideal as it helps you remember to take them. We kept this in mind by designing a packet you will be happy to display.
When To Take Ashwagandha?
It’s best to try and take ashwagandha daily, at around the same time. If you forget one day, don’t worry, just set yourself a reminder to take it the next day. Try keeping your supplement next to the kettle, your toothbrush, or the kitchen sink. If you are wondering how long ashwagandha takes to work, read this blog!
Read more and buy the adaptogen ashwagandha here.