Nature can always heal when you create the space for that to happen. I am always a student. Years ago, I remember one of my very first clients Donna asking me what I thought about Ashwagandha… I became nervous and humiliated all in the moment because I had no idea. This amazing herb had not crossed my path yet and Donna challenged me to level up my game, get to work, learn and serve.
Ashwagandha is an ancient medical herb known to have many health benefits and what I use it for is stress. I work on keeping my mind, body, and spirit in homeostasis. Ashwagandha is classified as an “Adaptogenic” herb that helps the body manage stress and return to its neutral position or homeostasis. If you dissect the word, “Adapt” means to adjust and genic refers to our genes. This herb supports reducing excess cortisol. I love that for more than 1000 years, Ashwagandha has the ability to support healthy energy, memory, mood, libido and strength, vitality, relieve stress, increase energy levels, improve concentration, and treat anxiety for those that receive it. Acute and chronic ailments including neurodegenerative disorders, cardiovascular diseases degenerative musculoskeletal problems, and gastrointestinal diseases, may also be managed with Ashwagandha. Food is your medicine if you let it be.
Let Your Body Rest Easy at Night with Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha has a long history of use as a calming, sleep-inducing herb. For maximum benefits/results– restorative sleep, Experts recommend blending ashwagandha with other/similar herbs including Valerian Root, California Poppy and Lemon Balm. Have no fear, you can take Ashwagandha during the day and most people do not report falling asleep. Instead, they feel centered, balanced and stress-free. Since stress has been a challenge for me, I keep this on hand and use it as I feel that I need it.
Let’s not forget the other things that happen in the bedroom. Medical experts say that Ashwagandha is believed to positively affect sexual function and fertility in men.
Alternative to Synthetic Solutions (pharmaceuticals)
Many people have used ashwagandha as an alternative to pharmaceuticals like lorazepam and imipramine which has been used for anxiety, stress and insomnia. The exciting news is that the study also shows that the herb lacks adverse effects often associated with drugs. Plants let the body heal itself.
Ashwagandha may lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, balance blood sugar in healthy individuals, increase strength and muscle mass, improve brain health, memory, task performance, and protect the brain from cell degeneration, which could lead to neurodegenerative diseases.
The Adrenal Response supplement is one of my favorite products that uses ashwagandha to support a healthy body. I personally sell and use this brand and love the results. Adrenal Response supplements also include holy basil, astragalus root and other amazing herbs. My clients and I feel the difference in about 5 – 10 minutes after we take it.
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Anything shared by Jodi Suson, Andrew Calhoun, or Suson Essentials, LLC is for informational purposes only. Don’t take it as medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always work with your doctor… or better yet, multiple practitioners from varying disciplines.
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