What are Adaptogens? And Why is Ashwaghanda the Captain?

What are Adaptogens? And Why is Ashwaghanda the Captain?

Ancient remedies are experiencing a new wave of appreciation. Demand for Ashwaghanda has surged in recent years, and for good reason. Read on to learn more about the benefits of adaptogens, and why Ashwaghanda is getting so much love. 


In This Article

Nature’s Stress Relievers
King and Captain
Fight or Flight
Balancing Act
The Long Game

Nature’s Stress Relievers

Adaptogens are non-toxic plants or herbs that help your body respond to stressors of all kinds. They support your body’s own innate stress response systems, and help your body maintain balance. Ginseng and Goji Berries are examples of adaptogens.


King and Captain

Ashwaghanda is known as “King of the Herbs” or the “Captain of Adaptogens” because it has so many wide-ranging benefits. As just a few examples, it’s known for its ability to help: 

  • Reduce - inflammation, blood pressure, anxiety
  • Stabilize - blood sugar levels, cortisol levels, cognitive functions
  • Increase - immune function, fertility, disease-fighting abilities 

 

 

 

Fight or Flight

The “fight or flight” response is the human body’s way of responding to stressful stimuli. It helps protect you from real or perceived threats. Your heart rate, cortisol levels, and breathing patterns increase, and in theory, they will stabilize again when the stressor is gone. In reality, the fight or flight response can get out of whack in today’s world, when stressors of all kinds can become chronic. Ashwaghanda can help prevent your nervous system from overreacting to day-to-day stress. 

Fight or Flight Response


Balancing Act

Ashwaghanda acts as a chameleon healer of sorts. It seems to know exactly where healing is needed in the body, and it can adapt itself to help. One reason it’s such an effective power herb is it can stimulate healing at the cellular level, and get to the root cause of stress-related symptoms. By supporting the body’s natural healing responses, it helps restore physical and mental balance. 


The Long Game

Because Ashwaghanda provides foundational support to the body, it’s not meant to be used as a quick fix. Like regular exercise, adequate water, and a nutrient-rich diet, you’ll get the most out of Ashwaghanda when you make it a part of a consistent health routine. 


If there’s one herb to consider for deep-level stress management, it’s Ashwaghanda. For NextEvo Naturals proprietary blend, shop (here).