How many times have you found yourself wide awake at 2 in the morning, watching the minutes tick by? An estimated 1 in 3 people suffer from mild insomnia, which can include trouble falling asleep initially, not being able to stay asleep for as long as you would like, or waking up during the night and not being able to fall asleep again. Your disturbed sleep patterns can have a marked affect on your day to day life, leaving you tired, moody, drained and lethargic. Our current lifestyles coupled with elevated stress levels is a major factor affecting our sleep patterns.
Taking sleeping tables to get a goods night’s sleep is not a long term solution, especially as it has numerous side effects. There are however natural herbs which can help calm your system and benefit your poor sleeping habits. Introducing Ashwagandha – an herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years to help balance thyroid hormones, improve adrenal function and lower cortisol, to name a few.
Ashwagandha has a number of healing properties, including the ability to engender a calmness and clarity by regulating cortisol, the stress hormone. The adrenal glands release cortisol in response to stress or when your blood sugar levels drop too low. High levels of cortisol in turn can lead to adrenal fatigue which affects your hormone balance as well as cause increased blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Ashwagandha has been shown to not only reduce cortisol levels, but also act as an adaptagen to reduce chronic stress and bring about a tranquil composure enabling an improved night’s sleep. Additional benefits associated with this herb is its capability to fight depression, anxiety and fatigue. In a study conducted over a 12 week period, 87 participants with anxiety were given either 300mg of ashwagandha or a placebo two times a day. The group treated with ashwagandha showed greater improvements in anxiety, reduced stress and fatigue and a higher focusing ability than the placebo group.
A huge advantage of taking ashwagandha is there are no adverse reactions by taking it compared to anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications which can have terrible side effects. We have included this wonder herb in our AdrenaCare™ product which has been uniquely formulated to help energize and rejuvenate you. The main objective of this product is to balance cortisol levels, and the herbs and nutrients in AdrenaCare™ are known to eliminate fatigue by revitalizing the adrenal glands through balancing the hormones it produces.