What is Ashwagandha Good For?
Canadians are stressed. And while some stress is healthy and natural, motivating us toward good work, too much stress can have a bad impact on our mental and physical health.
In response to stress the body produces adrenaline and cortisol which raise the heart rate, blood sugar, and anxiety. This can make us productive in the short-term but exhausted when stress is prolonged. Chronic stress impacts our mental health by accelerating memory loss and aging as well as increasing anxiety disorders, but it also impacts our physical health by leading to heart disease, migraines, diabetes, obesity, and a weakened immune system.
There are a number of lifestyle changes that can be adopted to help the body cope with stress such as sufficient sleep, regular exercise, yoga or meditation, a healthy diet, a positive attitude, and a supportive network of family and friends. Nutrients such as omega-3’s, B vitamins, and magnesium have also been shown to support the body in times of stress.
Herbal remedies have also been used for centuries to help the body deal with stress. A specific type of herb called an “adaptogen” is known to help normalize the body’s function during times of stress. While there are several different herbs in the adaptogen category, one of the best is called Ashwagandha. Used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, this herb decreases stress-induced damage in the body and is free from negative side effects such as withdrawal. It enhances the performance of the nervous, immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems.
Researchers believe that it is Ashwagandha’s ability to reduce cortisol levels that make it so effective against the damaging effects of stress. While high cortisol levels can be beneficial in immediately dangerous situations, high levels for long periods of time can lead to anxiety, depression, sleep problems, digestive problems, weight gain, and brain fog.
While Ashwagandha is clinically proven to decrease the effects of stress on the body, not every supplement is created equal. Health First has formulated a unique, full-spectrum extract of Ashwagandha branded as KSM-66. This uniquely processed supplement is the highest concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha on the market with the highest percentage of active withanolides. It is 100% organic, extracted without alcohol or synthetic solvents, and fortified with numerous other nutrients.
If you want to increase your resistance to the damaging effects of chronic stress, consider adding the world’s best Ashwagandha to your daily regimen.
There are also some lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce the stress in your life and the effects on your body. Lets take a look and some of these simple changes! https://www.herbesthealth.com/blogs/news/how-to-reduce-stress-in-your-life