Stress is the most common work illness in the UK according to the Health and Safety Executive. It can take a real toll on your physical health causing long term damage to your brain, heart, gut, and immunity.
Combined with the herbal and scientific power of 14 other roots, herbals, reishi mushrooms and vitamins, Ashwagandha Destress Formula can give you the energy and wellbeing you need to get back to doing what you love.
How Can Ashwagandha Help?
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen and is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and improve concentration. It does this by lowering cortisol levels and mimicking the feel-good neurotransmitter GABA.
Adaptogens help to balance cortisol levels, High cortisol levels brought on by stress over an extended period of time may contribute to accelerated signs of ageing, poorer cognitive performance, decreased memory function, lowered immunity, weight gain, and exhaustion.
PLUS 14 additional ingredients
Adaptogens are a powerful weapon in the fight against stress which is why we combine our Ashwagandha with other energising adaptogens including Astralagus, Rhodiola, and Schisandra Chinensis. Plus brain supporting B vitamins and other natural ingredients such as Ginseng, Maca root, Gotu kola and Reishi mushrooms that have been proven to help support greater levels of energy and improved vitality.
Ashwagandha root: Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing and has traditionally been prescribed to help people strengthen their immune system after an illness. It is a highly effective remedy to help reduce stress and anxiety, by lowering cortisol levels and mimicking the stress inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA.
Astragalus root: belongs to a special class of herbs known as adaptogens, which have unique effects that work to reduce stress and promote energy and vitality. A number of studies have shown that certain compounds in Astragalus root have measurable enhancing effects to increased longevity, anti-ageing and DNA repair. Astragalus has also become notable over the years for its powerful immune-boosting properties – studies have shown that regular use of Astragalus root leads to an increase in disease-fighting immune antibodies and stimulation of T-cells.
Panax ginseng: a rich source of phytoestrogen and biologically active ingredients called eleutherosides which support the recuperative power of the body. As such, it is traditionally used for supporting overall health and well-being, to strengthen the immune system and to help fight off stress and disease.
Maca root: grows in the mineral-rich mountains of the Andes. It is rich in vitamins C and A, as well as B2, B6 and niacin. This hardy root is also packed with minerals, including iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, copper, magnesium and potassium. One of the rare plants that can be classified as a ‘herbal adaptogen’. This means it can directly change the balance of your hormones to help you adapt to stress and illness. Your endocrine (hormone) system is in the front line when it comes to handling the effects of stress on your body. If you’re under chronic stress or suffer from anxiety, the adaptogenic effects of maca can help to reduce some of that load.
Liquorice root: One of the top herbs for adrenal exhaustion, liquorice contains glycyrrhizic acid, which inhibits cortisol breakdown, thereby helping to restore normal levels of this hormone. The herb also boosts levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), another stress-fighting hormone.
Rhodiola rosea: also known as golden root, it is a medicinal plant from Siberia. This herb is an adaptogen, a remedy that helps your body cope with stress, in part by protecting the brain and enhancing resilience. Research shows that Rhodiola helps balance cortisol levels, the body’s stress hormone. A recent study by British researchers found that taking Rhodiola reduced feelings of stress after just three days, with benefits continuing during the four-week study.
Reishi mushroom: this mushroom is also referred to as the ‘mushroom of immortality’ of Chinese legend because it has been linked to anti-ageing and longevity, as well as detoxification, anti-inflammatory actions, energy-boosting, immunity and more.
Schisandra Chinensis: classed as a herbal adaptogen, hunters and athletes would use this bright red berry to combat fatigue under physical stress and to increase endurance. It can help to fortify and strengthen the body, enhancing resistance to disease and stress. Chinese folklore says that Schisandra can “calm the heart and quiet the spirit”, and has been used since the dawn of Chinese civilisation as a tonic herb.
Vitamin B3 (niacin): an organic compound and a form of vitamin B3 – an essential human nutrient. It contributes to normal psychological function, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal mental performance, normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It is also involved in the synthesis and release of adrenal hormones.
Black pepper: the fruit of the black pepper plant from the Piperaceae family. Piperine is the alkaloid within black pepper that is responsible for its pungency. It increases thermogenic activity in the body and this results in an increase in the metabolic rate. Black pepper is also a very good anti-inflammatory agent.
Gotu kola: This herb is also known as Brahmi and is considered one of the most powerful brain tonics in the Ayurvedic apothecary. Gotu kola can help to relieve symptoms of anxiety, improve memory / cognitive function and boost circulation.
Turmeric: perhaps most commonly associated with its anti-inflammatory actions. Studies have shown that curcumin, a compound in turmeric, may reduce inflammation in the body. Its other potential benefits include fighting the effects of oxidation, more stable blood sugar and fat levels, and improved brain levels of the omega-3 fatty acid called DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of curcumin have also been associated with improved regulation of blood pressure and decreased risk of several types of cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine): contributes to the normal function of the immune system, the regulation of hormonal activity, normal energy-yielding metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin): contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function, normal red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
90 capsules, Take 1 capsule, 1 to 3 times per day or as required.
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Sugar Free
- GMO Free