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Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is an essential herbal remedy in Ayurvedic medicine, known for its ability to naturally relieve stress & anxiety by supporting normal cortisol levels while enhancing overall well-being, mood, and sleep quality.
Vitamin D3, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is produced when our skin is exposed to UV rays from the sun. It plays an essential role in immunity, mood, calcium absorption, bone health, and more.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that helps the immune system fight off foreign invaders while supporting skin health and metabolism.
The beauty of ashwagandha's healing ability comes from the primary active natural substances in the plant known as withanolides. Withanolides are responsible for the anti-stress and anti-inflammatory properties of ashwagandha, and their concentration is highest in the roots.
For this reason, NutriRise uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant. Containing the optimal concentration of the withanolides for adrenal and thyroid support and stress relief.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has many proven health benefits, including:
- Antioxidant properties
- Natural stress reliever
- Lowers cortisol levels for reduced anxiety
- Supports the immune system
- Improves sleep quality
- Supports brain function and helps prevent degeneration
- Helps normalize blood sugar
- Improves cholesterol and triglycerides
- Enhances testosterone levels in men
Ashwagandha is an “adaptogenic” herb, meaning it helps your body adapt to stressful situations more healthily. It contains a compound called withanolides that decreases the chemical called tribulin in the brain. This chemical is responsible for feelings of anxiety. It also reduces the release of cortisol by your adrenal glands, lessening the sense of stress. Ashwagandha supplements can significantly improve chronic stress symptoms.
While you should check with your doctor before beginning any new herbal supplement, clinical research shows that daily supplementation is necessary to provide the desired reduction of stress and anxiety. Most studies last for two to three months and include consistent daily supplementation for best results.
Ashwagandha is generally considered safe for healthy people without medical conditions. However, unless instructed by your doctor, do not take ashwagandha if you:
- Are pregnant
- Or have hyperthyroidism
It can also interact with some medications. If you are taking medicine for diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, psychiatric disorders, or any immunosuppressant, please contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking an ashwagandha product.
Vitamin D2, is obtained from plant-based sources, and therefore it is vegetarian/vegan friendly. Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because it is naturally produced within the body when exposed to the sun. However, depending on where in the world you live, or if you wear sunscreen, you are probably not producing the required amounts of vitamin D to support your health. Vitamin D is fundamental for your bones & joints, as it can interrupt and control inflammatory pathways in general.
Vitamin D plays an important role in energy, mood, and sleep. Low vitamin D levels in the blood are directly related to depression and poor sleep, with lower sleep quantity and quality.
Zinc is vital for processes like cell growth and differentiation, antioxidant defense, anti-inflammatory support, collagen synthesis, and even the expression of hormone receptors like testosterone receptors, which play roles in both men's & women’s health. The body cannot store zinc, and we need to obtain it from dietary sources. People who do not have the appropriate amounts of zinc can have severe immune dysfunctions. Zinc is necessary for the proper function of vitamin D receptors - therefore, taking them combined in a supplement is very beneficial to overall health.
Zinc is also fundamental for brain health, as it modulates neuronal activity, and it has been shown to reduce and prevent depressive symptoms.
Some medications and supplements can interact with ashwagandha. For safety, it’s essential to talk with a pharmacist or doctor who understands herbal supplement interactions to determine if ashwagandha is right for you.
Some potential interactions include:
- Any type of sedative
- Blood thinners (for example, if you’re on treatment for atrial fibrillation or a blood clot)
- Thyroid medications
- Immune system suppressing medications
- Blood pressure medication
- Anxiety medications
Combining ashwagandha capsules with other herbal supplements such as kava, valerian, or St. John's Wort may cause excessive drowsiness and make tasks like driving or other activities dangerous.