An article published in 2014 by The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showcased the results of five studies. All five human trials showed significant lowering of stress and anxiety symptoms after taking Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha is beneficial to both men and women. It’s able to support healthy thyroid and adrenal functions, along with improving testosterone levels.
Cordyceps, rhodiola and ashwagandha all have antiviral and immune-boosting properties, which makes these adaptogens ideal when dealing with an overwhelmed system, chronic illness and energy level issues. Although ashwagandha doesn’t directly increase energy production, it helps lower stress and improves sleep, which can help energy levels indirectly.
Why We Love ashwagandha, the famous adaptogen
For those fighting the Lyme co-infections of Babesia and Bartonella, we love using ashwagandha because of its help with anxiety, nervousness and sleep—all too common issues that people with these infections suffer from chronically.
Chronic stress is nothing to ignore. Long-term stress leads to inflammation in the body, resulting in an increased risk for conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, and other unfavorable and life-threatening problems. Anything that can safely and effectively help lower the toll of stress on the body is a champion in our books, and ashwagandha is one of those all-stars.
For low energy and brain issues, we often go toward the other adaptogens—rhodiola and cordyceps—but we love using ashwagandha for its ability to calm down an excited nervous system during times of high stress.
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- Pratte MA, Nanavati KB, Young V, Morley CP. An Alternative Treatment for Anxiety: A Systematic Review of Human Trial Results Reported for the Ayurvedic Herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers. http://doi.org/10.1089/acm.2014.0177. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/acm.2014.0177. Published December 16, 2014; 20(12):901-908. Accessed January 13, 2022.
- Cheah KL, Norhayati MN, Yaacob LH, Rahman RA. Effect of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract on sleep: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0257843. Published September 24, 2021. Accessed January 13, 2022.
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