Our current culture is under stress.
We have psychological stress, physical stress, and our bodies weren’t supposed to live like this non-stop.
Now people are turning to ashwagandha, a natural supplement. Found in tablets, drops, and drinks.
“It’s said to lower cortisol and help you sleep. The natural curve for cortisol, one of the main stress hormones, is to rise in the morning, which is normal and makes you feel energized.” But then you have to start going down at night and let it go to sleep. Many people with chronic stress don’t have that normal curve, so they have a hard time getting up in the morning. But after that, it’s hard to fall asleep because you’re wired but tired,” said Tammy Karni, a nutritionist at Simply Nutrition. “Ashwagandha works by lowering cortisol, allowing you to sleep, and then everything else becomes normal.”
What are adaptogens?
“Adaptogens are substances that help the body adapt to stress. Three different criteria are required. The first is that they cannot be toxic. Therefore, unlike normal, there is no toxic load. They should all be safe. You can also take them daily, but check how your body feels and be in touch with how you feel.” Told.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen.
What are the benefits of ashwagandha?
The benefits of ashwagandha have been shown in a small NIH study:
and cortisol decreases
One obstetrician-gynecologist said that his patients’ perimenopausal symptoms improved.
Watch this video to learn more about hormonal effects
What are some of the negative side effects of ashwagandha?
The NIH also states:
Ashwagandha may increase testosterone.
Do not use this if you have prostate cancer.
Do not use if pregnant/nursing.
Consult your doctor as it may interact with other medications.
Tiktok users have posted about the lack of emotion and excessive sleepiness they feel after taking it, and some of Karni’s clients agree that’s why it’s not for them. Told.
“Some people, like my clients, say they don’t like it from the beginning. It gave me…no feeling. Some people say it doesn’t wake them up,” Karni said. Told. “It’s certainly not for everyone and people should try it. But a client of mine who normally takes ashwagandha has a very stressful job.”
Karni drinks ashwagandha tea…
Remember, this is the same person who said “everyone” should take magnesium.
There is no magnesium restriction because you are simply lacking in magnesium.
It’s not the same recommendation as ashwagandha…Try this supplement for about a week, she says.
See how your body reacts.
Then decide whether to quit or continue.
How much should I take?
“It’s recommended to take it in the evening, so we give it twice a day, usually 250 milligrams to 300 milligrams, twice a day, in the late afternoon, early evening,” Karni said.
How long does it take to see benefits?
An NIH study concluded that 8 weeks reduced stress and improved sleep.
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