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Ashwagandha for Adrenal & Stress Support

Ashwagandha is known for aiding strength, stamina and stress levels by supporting the adrenal glands.* Located on top of each of your kidneys, your adrenal glands produce hormones that help to regulate many of your body’s essential functions like metabolism, blood pressure, immune system and response to stress. When you are under duress, whether it’s from a busy lifestyle or a one-time stressful event, your body produces the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol. In one study, ashwagandha was shown to significantly reduce the subjects’ cortisol levels. You can learn more about ashwagandha in this article.

Medicinal Mushrooms for Balance & Restoration Support

Medicinal mushrooms are known to have potent antioxidant and adaptogenic properties that can support the immune system, liver health, brain function and healthy stress levels.* Medicinal mushrooms are high in antioxidants as well as other nutrients. Selenium, which plays a role in liver detoxification, is not found in most fruits and veggies. But as fungi, mushrooms provide a good source of this helpful mineral. Adaptogens help your body to resist stress and have a positive effect on the body’s immune and nervous systems. Because medicinal mushrooms have adaptogenic properties, they can aid in overall health and stress response.

Milk Thistle for Liver Health Support

Milk thistle can help support healthy liver function by promoting the elimination of environmental and physical toxins.* Your liver helps to digest food and rid your body of toxins. While its main job is to filter the blood coming from your digestive tract before it goes to the rest of your body, your liver actually performs over 500 functions—all of which are integral for life. Milk thistle contains the flavonoid silymarin. Flavonoids are found in veggies and fruit, and are powerful antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage. Silymarin’s antioxidant properties can help support liver health.

Oregano Oil for Immunity Support

Oregano oil can help support a healthy immune response. Plus, it’s effective everywhere in the body including skin, respiratory tract, sinuses, gut and urinary tract.* Your immune system relies on micronutrients to maintain balance. Antioxidants are micronutrients that fight against free radicals (potentially harmful molecules) and protect your cell’s integrity. Oregano oil owes its immune-supporting abilities to two compounds. Carvacrol is a type of antioxidant called a phenol that can help protect your cells against damage. Thymol is another phenol that has antimicrobial properties, helping to protect against toxins.

Valerian for Sleep & Relaxation Support

Helping to promote tranquility, valerian may ease anxious feelings in response to stressful situations, act as a natural muscle relaxer and may improve your quality of sleep.* Valerian helps to support sleep and relaxation in two ways. Linarin is the flavonoid (plant pigment) present in valerian root responsible for its calming effect. Valerian also raises the level of GABA, a neurotransmitter in the brain associated with regulating anxiety. Think sleeping is overrated? Check out our article about the importance of sleep to your overall health.
Please note: The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, cure, or diagnose any medical condition and should not be treated as such. Please seek out your physician or dietitian before making changes to your diet.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.