In the Grass & Co. CALM range of premium CBD products, Ashwagandha is combined with CBD Oil, Chamomile, and Vitamins B6 and B12, to help calm and relax your body and mind.
In this article, we will be looking at Ashwagandha and its potential calming benefits for those that are struggling with stress and anxiety, as well as how it can help with improved quality of sleep.
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, is an ancient medicinal herb that is safe for most people to use and widely available. It is made from an evergreen shrub with yellow flowers called Withania Somnifera that is native to South East Asia and India.
In Ayurveda, the traditional practice of medicine developed over 3,000 years ago in India, Ashwagandha is promoted for its effects on fatigue, mood, sleep, and libido.
Ashwagandha is believed to have numerous health benefits such as boosting brain function and lowering blood sugar. But, it is the effects of Ashwagandha on stress and perceived well-being that has the most research behind them.
The Potential Benefits of Ashwagandha for Stress and Anxiety
Although brief exposure to the stress response is meant to be a beneficial coping mechanism, being exposed to stress over a long period of time can result in the decline of overall health and the complication of existing diseases. Although more research is needed to discover the effects of Ashwagandha, preliminary research suggests that this ancient medicinal herb may help to fight anxiety and stress, as well as improving overall mental health and quality of life.
There are also promising studies pointing to the possibility that Ashwagandha could potentially help to reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is released by your adrenal glands in response to stress and is also released when your blood sugar levels get too low. When cortisol levels become chronically elevated, it may lead to high blood sugar levels as well as increased fat storage in the abdomen.
Could Ashwagandha Help With Better Quality Sleep?
Tension, stress and anxiety are often the direct cause of shorter and less satisfying sleep. Since Ashwagandha may help fight high-stress levels, it may therefore also improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.
Initial research suggests that Ashwagandha may help with a better night’s sleep, helping people fall asleep faster and spend more time asleep. Although more research is needed, in a recent study, participants reported a 72% increase in self-reported sleep quality after taking Ashwagandha for six weeks. These participants showed significant improvement in sleep efficiency and total sleep time.
Calm Your Body and Mind with CBD Oil
In our CALM range, Ashwagandha is combined with CBD to help encourage relaxation of both mind and body. When used together with other wellness routines such as a walk in the park, yoga, or meditation, CBD can help create a sense of well-being that is often disrupted by the long-term effects of stress.
Our CALM 5.5% | 500mg CBD Oil contains a relaxing blend of CBD, Mint, Chamomile & Ashwagandha that give the CBD Oil a delicious, smooth flavour. This unique CBD and botanical formulation is enhanced with Vitamins B6 & B12 to help support mental performance and relaxation throughout the day.*
Incorporating CBD into a regular sleep routine can help ease your mind and, in turn, relax into a restful state that is usually required to maintain a positive sleep cycle. Enjoy a few drops of fast-acting REST CBD Oil as part of your pre-bedtime ritual, or gently massage the nourishing CBD Topical Balms and Body Oils into your skin.
When you start to use CBD for sleep, we recommend you start slowly with a low dosage. You can then see how your body responds over time, adjusting until you find a dosage that works for you.
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**Contains Pantothenic Acid (B5) which contributes to normal mental performance and Vitamins B6 and B12 which contribute to normal psychological function.