Combining stress-relieving adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and CBD provides a multitude of benefits directly affecting your central stress response system. Your HPA axis (hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis) is responsible for constantly assessing what is happening within your body using hormones as its messenger. Due to the physical, biological, and emotional stresses our bodies endure, the HPA axis struggles with sending the right hormones. Supplementing with adaptogenic herbs can be extremely beneficial, providing herbal support to help bring our bodies back into homeostasis. Ashwagandha is a key adaptogen—bringing balance back into our bodies.
As far as adaptogens go, ashwagandha is particularly special as it has dual properties meaning it can help combat anxiety and be deeply calming for some. For others, ashwagandha can be stimulating and energizing. In some cases, it can even provide an increase in athletic performance. It is considered to be in a special class of adaptogens that share the unique property of working non-specifically—meaning they target multiple functions in our body. The ashwagandha root contains several compounds that are considered bio-active and this adaptogen provides mood-boosting properties while being deeply soothing for your nervous system.
Ashwagandha and CBD have the adaptogenic ability to stabilize blood sugar levels. It is a powerful source of relief for women suffering from blood sugar imbalances from PCOS. When combined with another medicinal plant that is extremely high in antioxidants like organic cacao, the two create powerful oxygenated abilities within the body. Healthy blood flow allows our bodies to perform optimally. Similar to another adaptogen, ashwagandha has stress response qualities in common with Eleuthero, making the two a great pair for a healthy nervous system.
All three of these powerful herbs—ashwagandha, cacao, and eleuthero—are found in our RESET adaptogenic hemp elixir that is crafted to bring balance back into the center of your mind. Introducing this powerful combination into your routine can allow you to be productive and feel great throughout your day.