Ashwagandha is one of Nature’s most important adaptogens, strengthening the body’s resilience to stress. It is one of the most important and widely utilized herbs of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine in India. Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back to 6,000 B.C.A., takes our whole being, (body, mind, and spirit), into account and focuses on restoring health through with diet, herbs, and lifestyle changes. It has a strong focus on tonic/building herbs to support youthful physical and mental health and happiness. In the Ayurvedic tradition, the organic Ashwagandha root is used regularly as a revitalizing health tonic because of its wide range of health benefits and its ability to promote energy and vitality.
Ashwagandhais revered as the “ginseng of India,” and the “King of Herbs.” The Latin name somnifera means “sleep-inducing,” referring to the herb’s nervous system calming benefits. Ashwagandha’s name means “horse smell,” both because the root smells like a sweaty horse and metaphorically, the herb helps build the strength and stamina of a workhorse. So, what does that translate into for helping you with your health and vitality?
Stress Support – As a premier adaptogen, our ashwagandha tincture helps rejuvenate endocrine system function, especially the thyroid and adrenal glands, strengthens the immune system, and helps overcome exhaustion from stress, overworking nerves, and promotes restful sleep. One of the ways ashwagandha accomplishes all this is by lowering levels of cortisol, often called the stress hormone. Cortisol spikes help the body respond to emergencies but sustained high levels of this hormone take their toll.
Immune Support – While helping relieve the stress load to your body, which can suppress immune function, Cedar Bear's Ashwagandhatincture strengthens the overall immune system function so it can do its job protecting your health. This healing supplement boosts production of disease-busting agents like white blood cells, platelets and certain blood proteins.
Antioxidants and the Aging Process – Ashwagandha’s antioxidant action helps slow the aging process by protecting us from naturally occurring and stress-induced free radical cell activity in our bodies. It limits the buildup of certain waste products and keeps the body functioning healthy. Ashwagandha used regularly, also supports brain function and concentration.
Nerves & Mood – By rejuvenating and bringing greater resiliency to the nervous system and endocrine system, as well as all other body systems, the Ashwagandhatincture helps support your nerves and mood levels. This ancient healing herb supports the work of GABA, an essential neurotransmitter that calms excessive nervous activity.
Rejuvenates Energy and Vitality – Ashwagandha, used as a daily building tonic, helps restore your body’s underlying energy reserves and strengthens vitality. It is given to young children and elderly people that need strengthened health and vitality. For athletes, this herb is a good daily support to increase stamina and resiliency after workouts. In addition, our Ashwagandha tincture is energizing. Studies show ashwagandha can boost libido in both men and women to support a healthy personal relationship.
It’s not just the herb that makes Ashwagandha Rootso effective at revitalizing your health. Ashwagandha Root Single Herb by Cedar Bear® is made with Cedar Bear’s special proprietary process called the TincTract®. It’s more than a tincture, and more than an extract, and works better than either! Cedar Bear’s alcohol-free TincTract® process makes the herbs both bio-available and bio-utilizable, so every drop goes right to work supporting your health and well-being. Best of all, the TincTract® process not only makes herbs work better, but they taste better, too! And like all Cedar Bear® herbs, Ashwagandha Root TincTract® is totally alcohol-free. It has only three things in it, the herb, glycerin, and water. Nothing else!
One Scientific Study on Ashwagandha’s Mental Health Benefits
For centuries, Ayurvedic healers have known of ashwagandha’s mental health benefits. Scientific validation has come in recent decades from test-tube and animal studies. One of the first comprehensive, double-blind studies employing human subjects played out in India, with the results published in 2012. Those results are compelling.
Researchers studied 64 adults younger than 55, with a history of chronic stress, but no psychiatric illness. For two months, half received placebos; half received a high-concentration extract of ashwagandha root twice a day. At regular intervals, the subjects answered three different questionnaires evaluating stress levels. Their blood was drawn to measure serum cortisol, the so-called stress hormone.
By day 60, there was a marked divergence in the two groups. The ashwagandha subjects reported a 44 percent reduction in perceived stress, as compared with 5.5 percent for placebo group. The general well-being questionnaire showed even more impressive declines in specific stress-related symptoms within the ashwagandha group: ranging from 79 percent to 68 percent. For the placebo subjects, the greatest reduction was just 11.6 percent. The third questionnaire, evaluating depression and anxiety issues exclusively, showed a drop of between 77 and 64 percent for the ashwagandha group, but no more than 5.2 percent for the placebo subjects, some of whom reported increased depression and anxiety.
Cortisol levels similarly diverged dramatically. At the end of the study, the ashwagandha subjects had a 27.9 percent drop in levels of the stress hormone. For the placebo group, the reduction was under 8 percent.
Adaptogenic, revitalizing, rejuvenating, building, balancing, and strengthening, Ashwagandha Root by Cedar Bear® calms and strengthens your nervous system and immune system, relieves fatigue, and improves mental function. A great addition to your regular health support, revitalize your health with Cedar Bear’s great tasting, alcohol-free TincTract® of Ashwagandha Root!*
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