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14.01.21 (Updated 12.12.22)
In today’s world we are constantly ‘on’, always connected, expected to work hard, play hard, look great, and keep smiling. Balance is the name of the game, but it isn’t always easy to achieve. It’s no wonder we’re all feeling stressed, experiencing increased insomnia and suffering from bouts of anxiety.
Ashwagandha has long been touted as the holy grail when it comes to improving sleep, managing stress and reducing anxiety and we know what we’ll be taking to help us through these most unfamiliar of times.
Ashwagandha provides a range of sleep benefits and stress benefits, and - when taken consistently - can help you to mitigate anxiety and feel more balanced as you go about your daily life. That’s why we have included it in our formula. When your health needs it most, trust LYMA.
Here, we break down everything you need to know about the adaptogen and its special stress-relieving and insomnia-busting properties. Your health won’t get better by chance, it gets better with change.
Ashwagandha - also referred to as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry - is a member of the nightshade family of plants, and has been used for centuries by Ayurvedic practitioners to help support people’s sleep, stress and anxiety cycles. It has become more readily available over the past few years as people have begun to appreciate the myriad of benefits provided by adaptogens more widely.
The short answer is ‘yes’.
Ashwagandha is a member of the species somnifera which, in Latin, means ‘sleep-inducing’.
Ashwagandha can be a very effective treatment for insomnia. This is down to the fact that the leaves of the plant contain something called ‘triethylene glycol’; a compound that is responsible for sending sleep signals from the brain to the body and back again.
Ashwagandha benefits the body’s systems and this sleep supplement helps you to wind down more quickly and easily and stay asleep for longer, all the while experiencing a better quality of sleep.
Several randomized studies have been conducted that show full spectrum root extract KSM-66® to be the most effective form of ashwagandha for human consumption.
KSM-66® is the most bioavailable form of ashwagandha out there and has the ability to improve stress and anxiety resistance, promote relaxation, improve quality of sleep and reduce and maintain normal cortisol levels to help calm you down and relax the body and mind. KSM-66® has also been found effective to reduce food cravings.
KSM-66® is formulated at a daily dose of 600mg in LYMA. When consumed in conjunction with the rest of our evidence-based formula, you will - finally - be able to unlock your full potential. There’s no better feeling than feeling your best.