Botanical Name: Withania somnifera
Ashwagandha (ash-wa-gone-duh) is an adaptogenic herb that has been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine. Also called Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry, Ashwagandha is widely known and primarily used for it's anti-stress effects. While the herb is most touted for improving symptoms of fatigue and anxiety, it also appears to decrease inflammation and increase energy. Additionally, Ashwagandha is popular among athletes after clinical studies showed that it improves physical performance including strength and endurance. Because adaptogens "adapt" to what our body needs, Ashwagandha may give you the boost of energy you need in the morning or keep you calm & relaxed in the evening.*
Botanical Name: Ganoderma lucidum
Reishi, also called Lingzhi, is an adaptogenic mushroom with a long history of use in Japan, China, and other Asian countries. This medicinal mushroom is known to support healthy immune function, promote an enhanced mood, and improve concentration & memory. Like most adaptogens, Reishi is commonly used for it's anti-stress effects and has been linked to decreased inflammation during clinical studies. There have also been clinical studies showing the effectiveness of Reishi and improved blood glucose levels, and anti-tumor effects.*
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The National Center for Biotechnology Information, US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health