Life gets stressful sometimes, and that’s perfectly normal. Unfortunately, modern-day medicine’s approach to reducing anxiety and stress usually comes in the form of pharmaceutical drugs. Since such drugs often come with their own long list of unpleasant side-effects, what options do people have for reducing anxiety & stress without having to resort to pharmaceuticals?
For thousands of years, Hindu cultures have utilized Ashwagandha Extract to reduce stress levels. Ashwagandha helps neutralize stress, defend the body against free radicals, and this substance assists in reducing inflammation and arthritic pain. Ashwagandha can also have sleep-aiding and aphrodisiac properties for some people.
Ashwagandha and Its Characteristics – Defining the Terms
Ashwagandha has been in use for thousands of years, but it’s only been within the last century the almost magical effects of the supplement were understood on a biological level. The following are some basic terms, simply defined, to help the reader understand why Ashwagandha works to reduce anxiety & stress, enhance sexual function, boost the immune system, and bolster organ function.
“Ashwagandha.” To define it simply, Ashwagandha is a preparation of the leaves and roots from an evergreen shrub called “Withania somnifera.” The shrub is native to Africa, Asia, and southern Europe. Ashwagandha is used as a stress reliever, anti-inflammatory, and natural adaptogen. Ashwagandha is also used to counteract the effects of arthritis and other joint-related pain.
“Natural Adaptogen, (adaptogenic herb).” An adaptogen or an adaptogenic herb refers to any herbal medicine that is used to help the body adapt to stress. An adaptogen exerts a normalizing effect on the body’s stress and anxiety-producing hormones, helping soothe unwanted emotions without pharmaceutical support. Ashwagandha is a natural adaptogen, and many use the natural substance as a non-addictive, side-effect-free supplement for reducing anxiety & stress.
“Antioxidant.” An antioxidant is a substance that protects the cells from potential damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable, potentially dangerous molecules made by the natural process of oxidation within the body. Too many free radicals within the body may play a part in cancer, heart disease, stroke, and other diseases associated with aging. Not only does Ashwagandha act as a de-stressing agent and herbal anti-anxiety supplement, but Ashwagandha is also an antioxidant that helps rid the body of free radicals.
“Ayurvedic.” Ayurvedic refers to “Ayurveda,” the traditional Hindu system of medicine that’s still in use today (after thousands of years of successful health outcomes!) The use of Ashwagandha was innovated by Hindu medicine experts some 3,000-5,000 years ago. Ashwagandha is still a prominent medicine in Hindu culture today.
“Cortisol.” Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal gland in the brain. Cortisol is the “stress” hormone; the hormone often responsible for anxiety and other unpleasant stress-related emotions. When Ashwagandha is taken regularly (twice per day is recommended, dosages vary person to person), it can lower cortisol levels within the body by as much as 32%!
“Aphrodisiac.” An aphrodisiac refers to any food, drink, drug, or supplement that can stimulate sexual desire. Some aphrodisiacs can enhance sexual function too. Ashwagandha is thought to have an aphrodisiac effect primarily because this natural supplement reduces three of the top sexual dysfunction culprits, i.e., anxiety, stress, and depression.
“Fillers and Additives.” Fillers and additives refer to additional substances added to supplements and medicines. Immune Solution’s herbal extracts and natural supplements contain no fillers or additives. Some of the more common fillers and additives that will not be found in Immune Solution’s Ashwagandha include magnesium stearates, gelatin, silicates, gluten, corn, wheat, rice, yeast, starch, titanium dioxide, artificial colors, artificial flavors, and preservatives.
“Testing Process.” The testing process refers to the degree of examination and quality control utilized when supplements are made. Each batch of Ashwagandha extract made by Immune Solution is inspected and studied by hand to ensure maximum quality. Some of the testing processes utilized include assay testing with HPLC / Titration / Gravimetry, a Residual Solvent Analysis with GC-HS, detailed Heavy Metal Testing with AAS, a Microbiology Analysis, full-length Impurity Profiling, and thorough Stability testing.
Ashwagandha is nature’s de-stressing agent. When taken daily, Ashwagandha not only improves mood but addresses the regions of the body that tend to cause or exacerbate stress! Though Ashwagandha will affect everyone differently, Ashwagandha can:
- Lower anxiety.
- Ease feelings of stress.
- Promote a positive outlook & mindset.
- Support healthy brain & nerve function.
- Improve one’s sense of calm.
- Enhance focus & alertness.
- Lower cortisol.
- Help improve natural sleep.
- Build muscle.
- Support memory.
- Enhance sexual potency.
- Enhance fertility.
- Improve thyroid function.
- Support all the above without being habit-forming or drowsiness-inducing.
Taking Immune Solution’s 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract
Immune Solution’s 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract was formulated by a master Ayurvedic medicine herbalist, ensuring you get a fantastic herbal supplement made precisely as intended by Hindi natural medicine specialists. Our product comes in bottles of 60 vegetarian capsules, with each capsule containing 500 mg of 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract. One bottle equates to a one-month supply.
And last but not least, if you want to study the science behind Ashwagandha’s calming, anxiety-reducing, and stress-lowering effects, check out this study.