Our quest to be modern day super people can all too often manifest itself as a haze of unmanageable stress, insomnia and anxiety.
Everything from our diet, to pollutants can attack our immune system and if we’re stressed or run down, our body can be powerless to help fight back. In fact, exposure to environmental toxins is one of the main sources of modern day stress and it’s not realistic to consume a high enough level of antioxidant through our diet, therefore supplements are necessary.
The answer lies in one word, adaptogens; one of the hottest ingredients right now in the world of wellness. These miracle herbs have been around for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine and have the power to protect our body from the toxic effects of stress, help us adapt to situations, and our bodies to maintain a sense of balance.
Ashwagandha is the flagship adaptogen, translated as 'strength of the stallion'. In addition to its powerful antioxidant properties, it helps to reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol and balance thyroid hormones. But do they really live up to the hype?
Integrative medicine guru Andrew Weil, MD, describes adaptogens as herbs “that can ‘tone’ the body and bring it back to homeostasis,” creating a non-specific response that helps it resist stress. Functional medicine mastermind Frank Lipman, MD, calls them “nature’s miracle anti-stress and fatigue fighters.” Although adaptogens are not classed as medicines, extensive global studies have confirmed the herbs have real promise in reducing stress and improving attention and endurance in the face of fatigue.
LYMA’s formula contains KSM-66 Ashwagandha® which is officially recognised as the world’s number one ashwagandha and the most extensively researched and revolutionary adaptogen. KSM-66 Ashwagandha® offere the highest concentration extract in the world, drawn using only the roots of the ashwagandha plant. It’s produced using a revolutionary extraction process based on ‘green chemistry’ principles without using alcohol or other chemical solvents. Results from extensive clinical studies with KSM-66 Ashwagandha® have shown it can reduce cortisol levels by 28%, reduce insomnia by 70% and improve libido by 29%.