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Don’t worry; this isn’t a case of deja vu! We’ve actually covered Ashwagandha before, but if you need a quick refresher course, head over to our blog here. You’ll get reminded of what Ashwagandha is all about, the benefits and an ingredient breakdown of our very own Good Destress Ashwagandha supplements. Have a read, and we’ll be here when you get back.
Now that you’re back and have hopefully absorbed all the goodness in that blog, let’s dig a little deeper into Ashwagandha.
Ashwagandha In Our Moving Bodies
Ashwagandha, or Withania Somnifera, is often called the "Indian ginseng." This herb has a variety of benefits, including reducing stress, boosting cognitive function and immunity. But how exactly does Ashwagandha work in our bodies? Let's find out!
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that contains several active compounds, including withanolides, alkaloids, and flavonoids, contributing to its health-promoting properties. Ashwagandha's primary mode of action is its ability to regulate the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is responsible for the body's natural stress response.
When we encounter stress, our bodies release cortisol. It helps our body deal with stress, but if the stress is chronic, it can lead to health problems. Ashwagandha regulates cortisol levels by reducing the activity of the HPA axis. This can reduce the effects of chronic stress on our bodies.
Another way that Ashwagandha works is by reducing inflammation in the body.
Ashwagandha has also been shown to have neuroprotective properties, which means it can protect the brain from damage. This is due to its ability to increase the production of antioxidants in the body, which can help to reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the body's ability to detoxify them.
So why not try ashwagandha and see how it can help you feel your best?
Does Ashwagandha Really Make You Sleepy?
Well, the answer is not a simple yes or no. As we said earlier, Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which means it can support our bodies to adapt to stress and promote overall well-being.
Now, you might be wondering how all of this relates to sleep. Well, as you may know, cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress, and it is also involved in our sleep-wake cycle. When cortisol levels are high, it can interfere with our ability to fall asleep and stay asleep, leading to insomnia or poor-quality sleep.
By reducing cortisol levels and promoting a more balanced stress response, Ashwagandha can indirectly help to improve sleep quality. However, it's important to note that Ashwagandha is not a sedative and does not directly promote sleepiness.
That being said, some people report feeling more relaxed or calm after taking Ashwagandha, which could make it easier for them to fall asleep.
It's also worth noting that individual responses to Ashwagandha can vary. While some people may find that ashwagandha helps them sleep better, others may not notice any effect on their sleep at all. It's always a good idea to listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel after taking ashwagandha to see if it affects your sleep.
While Ashwagandha is not a sedative and does not directly promote sleepiness, it may indirectly help to improve sleep quality by reducing cortisol levels and promoting a more balanced stress response. It's always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you.
Get a Good Night Rest
Our Good Destress Ashwagandha supplements support your body during times of stress - the good way. Ashwagandha helps the body adapt to stress, supports sleep quality, and supports immune function, muscular strength and endurance.
They’re just as easy to include in your daily lives; just take two soft chews daily. It can’t be that hard; they’re deliciously berry grape flavoured!
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