INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: Ashwagandha
Every ingredient that we use in Anastasis products are included for a primary purpose.
However we take great care to formulate products with ingredients that support your body and mind in ways that go far beyond their primary reason for inclusion.
Ashwagandga is one such ingredient.
Included primarily for its ability to help promote mental focus and sense of well being, Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing. Recall that Ayurveda, translated to mean life knowledge, is the ancient study of longevity. For approximately 4000 years practitioners in the East have been using this incredible botanical to heal and improve health in a variety of ways. In fact throughout history it has been commonly referred to as “Life extender”.
What has been experienced in practice is being proven in the lab.
In recent years Medical researchers have been studying Ashwagandha with great interest.
Well over 200 studies have been conducted demonstrating the healing benefits of this ancient botanical. Some of the many examples of the healing effects of Ashwagandha are:
- Strengthens the immune system
- Helps combat the effects of stress/ lowers cortisol
- Improves learning, memory, and reaction time
- Reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
- Helps reduce brain-cell degeneration
- Stabilizes blood sugar
- Helps lower cholesterol
- Anti-inflammatory benefits/ balance auto-immune response
- Enhances sexual potency for both men and women
ASHWAGANDHA IS THE
Adapt and overcome
While the many documented benefits of Ashwagandha are amazing, only recently are we gaining an understanding of how it exerts its restorative effects.
Ashwagandha is a member of a very special class of herbs known as adaptogens. Adaptogens are natural compounds that have demonstrated a powerful ability to help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect on bodily functions.
It’s no secret that the negative effects of stress manifest physically and mentally.
As an adaptogen, the ancient longevity and vitality benefits of Ashwagandha are partly due to counteracting the negative physical and psychological effects of stress.
You already know that stress is bad.
What you may not know is that taking stimulants, like caffeine, when you are already under stress can magnify the negative effects that stress has on the body and mind.
This doesn’t mean you need to avoid caffeine. It simply means that you need to supplement with an adaptogen like Ashwagandha.
This is precisely why Anastasis included Ashwagandha in Konnect.