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Ashwagandha: The Ultimate Chill Root

The first blog post in this series will discuss Ashwagandha, an ingredient in Elemental Compounds' formula, Stress Support. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Studies have shown that consuming ashwagandha can significantly reduce cortisol levels in the body, which is responsible for managing stress. This herb can also help to support cognitive function and memory, reducing mental fatigue and improving alertness. Additionally, it can help to reduce common symptoms of stress like irritability and restlessness.

Ashwagandha, a traditional Indian herb, has been used for more than 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. It was first mentioned in the Charaka Samhita, an ancient medical text on Ayurveda written by the sage Charaka. According to Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is classified as a Rasayana herb, which refers to herbal remedies designed to promote longevity, vitality and general well-being. Rasayana herbs are often consumed as teas or taken in supplement form; they can be used to treat a variety of ailments and diseases including fatigue, insomnia, and stress. Auyervedic practitioners believe that regularly consuming rasayana herbs can help maintain optimal mental and physical health.

Ashwagandha has been heavily researched due to its powerful healing properties without strong side effects. The chemical composition of Ashwagandha includes a variety of compounds, such as:

  • Withanolides

  • Alkaloids

  • Steroidal lactones

  • Catechins

  • Amino acids

  • Choline

  • Fatty acids

All-in-all, ashwagandha is a very powerful ingredient to boost adrenal function while promoting relaxation. It helps your body respond to stress more efficiently in a gentle manner. Therefore, it is one of the chief herbs in Elemental Compounds’ formula Stress Support. I have attached a couple of links to studies about ashwagandha’s efficacy. Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years and is still highly beneficial in a fast paced, high stress world!

Studies about Ashwagandha


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