We all go through periods of stress and anxiety every now and then – especially those of us with teenagers! But seriously, anxiety is one of the most common mental health conditions and there are some simple ways to reduce it, such as practicing mindfulness, regular exercise, and dietary adjustments. This powder helps you supplement the beneficial effects of a healthy diet by giving you a trio of ancient and new solutions to those age-old feelings of anxiety and stress.
As we know, the sleep deprivation that is often associated with menopause can increase negative emotions and we don’t need that. We all want to improve our sense of wellbeing in the world – our 40s and 50s are the primes of our life and we don’t want to see that potential eroded by feeling tired and stressed, day in, day out.
Of interest, beauty and skincare products containing Ashwagandha are now appearing on the market with promotions suggesting the improvement of skin dryness. In hair products, advertising suggests that it increases stimulation in the scalp and relieves dandruff and grease. The powerful antioxidants in Ashwagandha are also thought to fight the free radicals that are usually responsible for hair greying. I had better give it a try!!
WHAT’S IN IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Magnesium is helpful for relaxing muscles post-exercise and it’s just as important for our nervous system, calming our mind and supporting deep, restorative sleep. That’s why we’ve included it here – and you’ll find this wonder mineral in many of our other products. Magnesium helps with shut-eye by maintaining healthy levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
Ashwagandha is a small, evergreen shrub with yellow flowers that is native to India and North Africa and the root and berry were used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to balance the body. It’s used more commonly today as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with the stresses of daily life thanks to its calming effect on anxiety symptoms. It is also considered a pain reliever that acts on the nervous system. Some people use ashwagandha to improve their thinking ability, decrease pain and inflammation, and prevent the effects of ageing.
Vitamin B-Complex rounds out this powder with a suite of vitamins essential for daily metabolic processes. B-complex vitamins are often used to reduce fatigue and boost mood. Some studies suggest that B-complex vitamins can lift your spirits and improve your cognitive performance. Extended cooking, food processing, and excess alcohol consumption can destroy or reduce the availability of many of these vitamins, and they can’t be stored by the body so need to be consumed regularly in the diet.