Frustration, anxiety, irritability. When you look in the mirror do you see the effects of stress on your face and posture? Do you carry extra weight that, no matter how hard you try you just can’t shift? What you are experiencing is stress. And it takes a heavy toll on us.
Now is the time to reduce the impact of chronic stress on our bodies and our minds before it causes lasting damage. And this is how…
“De-Stress = Ashwagandha”
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) really is amazing and it is one of our favourite restorative ingredients. Historically referred to as a Rasayana or tonic, it contains no unpleasant side affects. It is a key element of our Transformitea Absolu Plus premium smart tea. So what is it? And what does it do?
Let’s back up a few steps and break this down…
- Phytotherapy is the medical use of plants and plant extracts for healing purposes.
- Adaptogens are a unique subgroup within Phytotherapy.
- An adaptogen is one of a class of herbal ingredients taken to improve the wellbeing of the adrenal system.
- And the adrenal system oversees your body’s hormonal response to … stress. Ever heard of Adrenal Fatigue or Adrenal Burnout or Chronic Fatigue? All centred around stress and cortisol production and all very bad news.
Enter Ashwaganda, or Indian Ginseng as it’s also referred to, although it’s not technically a ginseng.
And why is it amazing? It has a wide range of health benefits ranging from, but absolutely not limited to reducing inflammation, arthritis, hypertension, rheumatism, and of course stress and anxiety. It can be taken to help regulate the immune system and reduce worry. Along with this, it boosts the supply of antioxidants and is currently being studied to try and unlock its powerful antibacterial and anticonvulsant properties.
“Ashwagandha Can Help Decrease Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia. Enhances Learning, Memory, Improvement of Neurodegenerative Diseases and More”
Stress, both metabolic and emotional, dramatically affect ageing. And the stress hormone, cortisol, is public health enemy number one. Elevated levels of cortisol reduce memory, learning, and immune function, while increasing weight gain, blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart disease. It is biologically present and useful for helping us escape from lions and catching our tribes dinner. But now it can be triggered by as little as the quiet poignant ping of a new email. Research has found that Ashwagandha improves resistance to stress, which by being lowered, generally decreases cortisol production.
Ashwagandha has been known as a power house of greatness for about 2,500 years, almost as far back as we can find texts (not text messages, actual papyrus texts) and it holds great significance in both Oriental medicine, and even more prominently in the ancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda. It has also been used by Native Americans and Africans in efforts to keep away several types of infections.
Numerous ancient writings and documents detail the Ashwagandha plant and its medicinal properties in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. And the Kama Sutra, (insert smiley face!) one of the oldest surviving texts on human sexuality, mentions Ashwagandha in its literature as a potent sexual stimulant.
Research indicates that the herb supports sexual health and vitality by increasing blood flow and reducing bodily tension. Women taking Ashwagandha typically experience an increase in sexual desire and satisfaction. Could all this be possible from a single herb?
But there’s more. In quantifiable tests run in 2014 it showed that Ashwaghanda significantly improved reaction time in 5 out of 6 controlled psychomotor performance tests, with no sedative effects. So it powers you up.
And it’s best-known attributes are that this wonder herb can decrease emotional fatigue, lower your emotional trauma and anxiety levels and allow you to deal with life more effectively, all the while increasing your stamina, improving your memory and your clarity of thought. And when the time comes to close your eyes it can help induce restful sleep, which means it can also power you down.
Yes, Ashwaghanda has got respect. And it’s got our attention. Recently it is being recognised all over the world with its promising results through repeated scientific research.
There are many, many articles and official literature available and more appearing all the time. By being recommended in both the popular and the academic press more and more often, Ashwaghanda is taking centre stage.
We don’t want to oversell it– but the reason we’ve absolutely packed our Absolu Plus detox smart tea with it is simply because we know that by helping you de-stress both your body and mind, and by creating a method of delivering this highly bioavailable amazing herb in conjunction with our other quality ingredients we will be setting you on the path to effective and permanent weight loss. And so much more.
If you want to know more about Ashwagandha start here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722/ – An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.
After that just type it in the search box and you’ll find everything you need to know. Just remember to come back and grab some easy-as-pie Absolu Plus to de-stress, detox and lose real weight. We’ve made it just for you.
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