This adaptogenic herb has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha helps alleviate stress by regulating (1) your body’s stress hormone, cortisol. This can help you feel more calm and soothe adrenal fatigue by supporting the brain-adrenal (HPA) axis.
2. B vitamins
B vitamins including Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Folic acid, and Biotin all play key roles as essential nutrients in protecting (2) against brain problems while supporting optimal nervous system and brain function. B vitamins have been shown to help support (3) the brain-adrenal axis and a healthy stress response. They also play a role in producing neurotransmitters like GABA which is your body’s “calm-down” signal. When GABA is low, anxiety and insomnia can increase.
Instead of having to take each of these separately to achieve relief, Flora has harnessed the power of all of these into one next-level formula. Stressveda combines each of these necessary B vitamins along with vitamins A, K, C, D, E, and KSM-66 Ashwagandha, the most clinically studied ashwagandha on the earth. This form of ashwagandha stands apart from the rest since it is a full-spectrum root extract, organically grown in Rajasthan, India whose production is accounted for from farm to finished product.
I personally love Flora’s Stressveda formula because I know I am getting the perfect blend of nutrients in each serving specifically designed to increase energy due to mental and physical fatigue related to stress, support cognitive health, focus, and memory, and help protect cells from free radical damage.
And just like Flora’s other amazing products, I am confident in recommending Stressveda and its ingredients to my patients because I take it myself. Their vitamins are sourced from a US grown blend of spinach, broccoli, carrot, sweet potato, and other vegetables and go through a proprietary extraction technology to help perverse the phytonutrients and prevent damage to ensure high antioxidant levels. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and tested for heavy-metals and pesticides, making it a great supplement for those who are more sensitive and going through chronic health problems.
So next time you need a little extra help de-stressing, try adding in Stressveda to your wellness routine along with other lifestyle changes like meditation. By combining lifestyle changes with nutritional support, you’ll be able to attack stress from all angles to win the battle against busy.
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Dr. Will Cole, IFMCP, DNM, DC is a functional-medicine expert, who specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems.
Dr. Cole graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences in Los Angeles, California. He has his post doctorate education and training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through The Institute for Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop. Cole is also the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.