I've struggled with stress and anxiety for the better part of my adult life. There aren't many years where I can remember it not being a struggle. Stress and anxiety are tricky. Sometimes we can see it coming. A big test, speaking engagement, or uncomfortable conversation. But often it comes out of nowhere, triggered by something that was said or an unexpected event. I think if we're being honest, all of us feel stressed. Maybe some of us more than others, but our lives are busy and often filled with unavoidable calendar events. We could all use a little help.
Thankfully there are many options to manage our stress levels. Common stress and anxiety reducing practices include meditating, breath work, talk therapy, and exercise, but there are some supplements that we highly recommend as well. One of the most effective that we've seen is something called Ashwagandha.
There are few supplements that we recommend that everyone take, but ashwagandha is definitely one of them. It's classified as an adaptogen and this means that it promotes balance within the body. It works with your body to help you adapt to stressful conditions. It contains compounds called withanolides that help your body keep cortisol levels at healthy levels and your physiological response to stress under control.
But you have to be choosy when looking for a quality supplement. Ashwagandha is sourced from the root of the plant and is primarily sourced from India where industry standards often aren't as stringent as they are here. Absorption rates, withanolide concentration, and contaminant levels should all be a concern when picking a supplement for maximum effect. Nutrigold's Ashwagandha Gold is absolutely one of the best. Not only do they source quality, organic ingredients, but their rigorous testing ensures that you're getting one of the cleanest, most effective products on the market.
Ashwagandha Gold not only uses an organic extract, but they also incorporate a proprietary form called KSM-66. By all accounts KSM-66 is the industry standard when it comes to ashwagandha. It's the most researched and clinically studied form, with results that speak for themselves. 14 years of research and development produced a full-spectrum extract with the highest concentrations on the market today. It's benefits extend beyond stress response as well. Studies have shown improvements in energy levels, muscle recovery, endurance, immunity, and thyroid function.
I can actually attest to the effectiveness of this product. My wife and I just had our second child a few weeks ago and in the weeks leading up to the birth I got really really anxious about it because it's this big, life altering event and you never know when it's going to happen. So I was looking for some help and decided to try ashwagandha. And it was actually one of the first times I had ever tried the product. And I have to say I was really kind of shocked by how effective it was. That paired with other techniques like breath work, and just really trying my best to have that calm peace of mind, this really worked for me. So it's definitely worth giving it a try. If you want to learn more, you can visit our website at nutritionw.com/shop where you can look at it, purchase it, or if you want to come in the store we're happy to help.