Seeking Health Ashwagandha Extract for stress support uses an ancient Ayurvedic herb known used for centuries to reduce stress, promote longevity, energy, and vitality. Ashwagandha supports adrenal and cognitive function by balancing cortisol (the stress hormone) release. 60 veg caps
The ancient Indian art of medicine, Ayurveda, has long treasured Ashwagandha for its adaptogenic, stress relieving properties. Ashwagandha is believed to promote longevity, energy, and vitality.
Seeking Health Ashwagandha is an herbal supplement for stress support, acting to balance the release of cortisol (the stress hormone) induced by physiological stress.
The active compounds found in Ashwagandha may help:
The active compounds in Ashwagandha function as precursers to human physiologic hormones and assists the body in its ability to handle stress.
Ashwagandha provides antioxidant defense against free radicals by chemically neutralizing these harmful molecules, enabling the body to function better and support itself against cellular damage.
Ashwagandha has shown in studies to to decrease cortisol levels during stress, which may protect from cognitive decline and protect neuronal cell health. Ashwagandha is also associated with enhanced energy metabolism, healthy immune response, and reduced inflammation.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule daily with food
60 veg caps
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During this trip, Dr. Ben hiked through the forests, mountains and coasts of Tasmania, worked a cattle ranch in the Outback of Australia, and volunteered with Mother Theresa in Calcutta. He lived in Fiji with a family having no electricity or plumbing, experienced the Himalayan Mountains of Northern India, worked a fruit orchard in New Zealand, and returned to America with an impression of a different form of medicine than he had ever experienced with his mainstream medical education.
This profound experience led Dr. Ben to Bastyr University, and he studied the Mind-Body Connection, Environmental Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Epigenetics.
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Cost Per Serving: $0.22
Brand: Seeking Health
Delivery type: Vegetarian Capsule
Made In: Canada
Serving size: 1 capsule
Servings per container: 60
|Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), dried extract, min. 1.5% withanolides and min. 1% alkaloids||300 mg||**|
Vegetarian capsule (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), L-leucine, cellulose, silicon dioxide
Take 1 capsule daily with food.
Do not use if full-bottle shrink wrap is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place (59-85 degrees) away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.
I love that this product! It subtly mellows me out over an extended period of time. I take one with breakfast and one at dinner and even my husband has noticed a difference - now THAT'S a testimony to how great this supplement works!
Order # 165398 (Posted on 10/17/12)
Started taking Ashwagandha Extract twice a day (one in the morning and one before bed) a month ago and have really noticed a balanced calming effect. Nothing dramatic, just evenly relaxed. Will definitely keep it on hand to help me through the stress of the holidays. Thanks!
Order # 153328
(Posted on 10/17/12)
Absolutely. Ashwagandha may be taken periodically when needed. This is how I and my wife use it and how I recommend others to use it.
Ashwagandha may support your mood during times when you know you need some extra support. It is a VERY SAFE herb. I know of no issues with ashwagandha and kidneys.
I also recommend Magnesium Plus during menses - and just prior to. Both nutrients found in Magnesium Plus are very supporting of neurotransmitters and also may help uterine spasms and therefore pain.
If you have cramps or heavy bleeding, consider also taking 1 capsule of Optimal Vitamin E daily with a meal for a few months. Vitamin E has shown benefits for those with uterine cramping.
This is a safe amount - very safe - and it is recommended to take long term. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic and tonifying herb meaning that it works best when taking long term.
You may take up to three daily without any concerns.
I typically recommend Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C - 1 tsp twice daily - as well because vitamin C helps breakdown cortisol which is the stress hormone.
I also recommend the use of Magnesium Plus - 1 capsule with breakfast and 1 before bed. This is very supportive of neurotransmitter production.
Being sure to eat every few hrs with some form of protein and vegetable is also very supportive of healthy blood sugar levels - which is critical in maintaining healthy stress hormone levels.