the ultimate adaptogen.
- cortisol & stress response^
- mood & energy support^
- improved mental & physical stamina^
- adrenal balance^
overall health & wellness^
^^^ organic ashwagandha root just pulled from the ground. about to be rinsed and prepped for extraction at roots apothecary lab in highland village.
all adaptogens have the same core benefit. they help calm your body's response to stressors. this strengthens the mind and body's resilience when dealing with stressors. at the core, the benefits of lowered stress response is.- more resources to digestion and nutrient absorption.
- more resources to detoxification .
- more resources to immune system function.
- more resources to growth and repair processes.
- circadian rhythm balanced. better sleep quality
- adrenals perform more efficiently.
- brainwaves shift to a more analytical state. less reactive.
- inflammation levels balance.
ashwagandha is one of the most popular adaptogens because it's so well rounded and powerful in it's adaptogenic properties. some adaptogens are more stimulating like eleuthero and some are more calming like holy basil. ashwagandha is in the middle. its both calming and energizing, making ashwagandha one of the most balanced adaptogens. this is why it makes a great base for your herbal routine. you can introduce additional herbs to your ashwagandha to fine tune the effects.
super basic intro to stress.
when you experience an internal or external stressor, the fight or flight response is activated to help take action against a perceived threat. most often, there is no immediate threat when this system is activated, but stress hormone is released anyways. stress response (fight or flight) is a primal system that has not updated or adapted fast enough to keep up with the rapidly changing environment we live in. instead, stress hormone is released to prepare the mind-body for fight or flight, even when you're faced with a non life threatening situation like an unexpected large phone bill.
don't consume straight from the container. roots apothecary herbal tinctures are highly concentrated and still contain approx 30% alcohol from the extraction process. dilute 2mL (2 droppers full) with at least 4oz of water. recommended to use twice daily with or without food. weave into your daily routine where you're most likely to establish consistency. the benefits of adaptogens like ashwagandha increase with consistent use.
ashwagandha in your coffee.
ashwagandha + caffeine
another great way to use our ashwagandha tincture is by adding 2-3 droppers full into your cup of morning coffee! coffee is a source of natural caffeine that gives you energy and stimulation to start the day, but it can also cause unwanted inflammation and overstimulation of your adrenals. this can cause increase in stress and cortisol adding 2-3 droppers of ashwagandha to your coffee helps smooth out the caffeine experience by lowering cortisol, protecting adrenals and allowing for more clear minded focus.
while coffee contains a lot of nutrients, like alkaloids and antioxidants that can benefit your health, the stimulation on the adrenal glands activates the bodies fight or flight response. Over time this can lead to a burnout on the adrenals, causing what is recently referred to as ‘adrenal fatigue’. Ashwagandha as an anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic herb can counteract those unwanted effects on the body by helping to maintain homeostasis while providing mood and energy support.
To learn more about ashwagandha check out our blog post that talks about its origin and history, plant ID, cultivation, and studies conducted on it's potential health benefits.
double extraction. tripple filtered.
The first extraction is 45 days of high quality, certified organic cane alcohol extraction (ethanol). After the herbs are strained, they are extracted a second time for 45 minutes at a low temperature (140deg F) with reverse osmosis water. The two extractions are combined and held at 140deg F for 10 minutes to flash a percentage of ethanol to maintain potency. The purpose of a double extraction is pulling both ethanol and water soluble nutrients from each herbal blend into solution. A double extraction does not dilute the strength of a tincture if done properly. A double extraction will only add to the complexity and overall quality of the tincture.
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I started taking this ashwaghanda for anxiety and irritability and it has really helped me.