September 22, 2016

Don’t Stress! Ashwagandha Is Here

Ashwagandha, a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is used for conditions ranging from arthritis and anxiety to liver disease and sleep issues, is trending strongly in the natural products market these days. I saw several foods and drinks with ashwagandha along with lots of new supplements at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim. Rebbl has a delicious Ashwagandha Chai drink that I love! The drinks are available at Whole Foods here in Southern California, but Rebbl has a Where To Buy map on their website. FoodTrients contributing writer and nutritionist Ginger Hultin interviewed one of the leading scientist who researched the […]
May 17, 2016

Ashwagandha May Boost Fitness Potential

Are you looking to bring your workout or athletic performance to the next level? Or maybe your muscles need a little extra support to recover quicker? Ashwagandha may actually be able to help. Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine to help manage stress, promote energy, and boost immune function. Its ability to help our response to mental stress has led researchers to see if it has similar effects on physical stress — and the results look promising. Studies of ashwagandha have shown benefits in non-athletes and athletes, so you don’t have to currently be an athlete […]
September 16, 2014

Ashwagandha: Mysterious Ancient Herb

Ashwagandha, an exotic Indian herb, has remarkable stress-relieving properties comparable to those of powerful drugs used to treat depression and anxiety. In addition to its excellent protective effects on the nervous system, ashwagandha may be a promising alternative treatment for a variety of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant properties that seek and destroy the free radicals that have been implicated in aging and numerous disease states. Even more remarkable, emerging evidence suggests that ashwagandha has anti-cancer benefits as well. Powerful Protective Effects on the Nervous System Stress, environmental toxins, and poor nutrition all have […]