3 months ago
Okay, so I’m not 100% sold on the adaptogen craze yet... but I did find a small randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study on ashwagandha that found, after 60 days of supplementing, the group that received ashwagandha had lower serum cortisol levels and better scores on standard stress-assessment questionnaires than the control group. 👍🏻👍🏻
💆🏻♀️Stress can come in many forms: mental stress like trauma, negative people, negative situations, etc. You can also be physically stressed by missing nutrients, underrating/overeating, under/over exercising, etc.
At the end of the day your body reacts to all stress (mental of physical) the same way --> 📈increased cortisol, ❌poor blood sugar control, increased cholesterol, and a domino effect of symptoms that accompany those changes. It’s the number one killer, guys. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Since I’m prone to sprawling down into the black hole of stress, I’m adding adding ashwagandha to my arsenal of stress reduction (in addition to more sleep, less intense exercise, less coffee, less sugar, etc.) It’s probably not a miracle, but in the context of a solid stress-reduction toolkit I think it has potential, and appears not to have any adverse side effects. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My latte recipe:
1/2 cup oat milk
1/2 cup walnut milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp @puricawellness Stress Relief & Immune Support powder (it’s a blend of mushrooms and ashwagandha)
I add everything to my milk frother, or whisk together in a small pan over medium heat until steamy.
Have you tried any adaptogens? I’d love to know what your experience was and whether or not they worked for you!