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What's The Deal With Ashwagandha?

We thought it was about time we talk about one of our favorite, most powerful herbs that might  be the answer to your health!  There are countless herbs, superfoods, antioxidants, vitamins, and supplements out there, but sometimes it can be a little difficult to choose which ones are right for you. Herbal medicine has been around for hundreds of years, especially evergreen shrubs like Ashwagandha. These little shrubs have been found in India, Africa, and parts of the Middle East. Ashwagandha is known for its many benefits like increase in energy, reducing inflammation, reducing pain, alleviating anxiety, and improving overall health. 

Why is Ashwagandha beneficial for stress? 

During stressful times, the cortisol levels in your body become much higher, which causes your heart to beat harder and faster. When you breathe more rapidly, your body produces more glucose for energy. Your mind is then affected by becoming hyper focused on any possible threats, which causes your body to go into “fight or flight” mode. However, when these symptoms become chronic, that is when long-term stress can cause continuous inflammation, and increase the risk of developing chronic conditions.

When you take Ashwagandha, it has been found to help normalize cortisol levels, which ultimately reduces the stress responses and symptoms overall. Among these benefits, this powerful herb has been known to also reduce inflammation, reduce cancer risks, improve memory, improve immune function, and also has anti-aging properties. Ashwagandha is considered a Rasayana, which means that it helps maintain youth both mentally and physically. 

Ashwagandha can come in many different forms including pills, powders and tonics. Over the past year, we have been able to stock our shop with many powerful supplements and powders containing Ashwagandha that can be suited for your specific health concern:

Goli Nutrition Ashwagandha: This superfood supplement is a part of our best sellers list, and for good reason! These Goli Gummy vitamins are gluten-free, gelatin-free and vegan. Goli’s gummies with Ashwagandha work to help manage stress and anxiety, improve brain function, lower blood sugar and cortisol levels, and help fight symptoms of depression. 

Happy Healthy Hippie Ashwagandha: These little capsules are perfect for supporting adrenal health and fatigue as well as relieving stress from the body. They are also organic, all-natural, cruelty-free and vegan. 

Happy Healthy Hippie Joy-Filled: Another popular supplement by HHH, Joy-Filled works wonderfully in relieving anxiousness, uplifting mood, relaxing the mind, and rid the body of tension. These capsules are also all-natural, cruelty-free, and vegan. 

Kindroot Adaptogems Snooze: Our Kindroot Adaptogens are perfect when needing a little calmness and rest in your life. These adaptogens contain our favorite herb Ashwagandha and naturally occurring melatonin to promote sleep. This supplement is vanilla, lavender flavor that soothes and is gluten-free, organic and vegan. 

Ora Organics Easy Being Green: A newer brand that we are now carrying is packed with powerful herbs and greens to aid the immune system, plays as a powerful antioxidant with internal cleansing greens to add to your everyday diet all in one scoop. This supplement also supports stress relief, increases focus and reduces fatigue symptoms. Luckily it is flavored with delicious citrus that comes from real fruit and probiotics with no added sugar, preservatives, artificial flavors, sweeteners or colors. 

As much as we love healing from within, we encourage you to always be cautious and trust what you think is safe to put in your body depending on your health conditions. Herbal medicine is such a powerful way of healing and we will continue to provide you with the best supplements the non-toxic community has to offer! Here is to toxic-free and healthy living!