Our Organic Adaptogenic Golden Milk is packed full of adaptogens that help the body acclimate, or adapt to, stressful situations through hormone regulation. Ashwagandha has been studied extensively for its ability to support cognitive function and memory, while reishi mushroom has been studied for its ability to assist in moderating the immune system and helping to reduce fatigue and anxiety.
Simply add 1 tsp to 6-8 oz of warm water, milk of your choice, or to your smoothie, and stir.
Ingredients: Astragalus, Ashwagandha, Ginger, Shatavari, Turmeric, Cardamom, Cinnamon
Astragalus- Do you know about astragalus? If not, you should, because astragalus root is one of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet. Astragalus is a plant within the Leguminosae (beans or legumes) family, with a very long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Astragalus contains three components that allow the plant to have such a positive impact on human health: saponins, flavonoids, and polysaccharides, which are all active compounds contained in certain plants, including some fruits and vegetables. (2) Saponins are known for their ability to lower cholesterol, improve the immune system and prevent cancer. (3)
Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha (aka Somnifera dunal) is an adaptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for more than 2,500 years. It’s actually the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb. In fact, the herb’s ability to work as a stress-protective agent is what makes it so popular. Like all adaptogenic herbs, it helps the body maintain homeostasis, even in moments of emotional or physical stress.
Not only does ashwagandha benefit people who deal with anxiety and chronic stress, but it can also be helpful for people who experience signs of depression. The herb improves resistance toward stress, and studies show that it thereby improves people’s self-assessed quality of life.
In a 2000 experimental study involving rats, ashwagandha efficacy was compared to the antidepressant medication imipramine. Researchers found that it exhibited antidepressant effects that were comparable to imipramine when rats were exposed to “behavioral despair” and “learned helplessness” tests.
Ginger- Ginger has been used across the globe as natural remedies for symptoms like nausea for thousands of years, due to the plant’s unique medicinal properties.
Research shows that ginger contains many valuable compounds like gingerol, shogaol, paradol, and zingerone. Gingerol, in particular, is believed to account for most of the beneficial effects of ginger. (2, 3)
Some studies have found that gingerol can even effectively inhibit inflammation. (4) While inflammation is a perfectly normal immune response, chronic inflammation is believed to be at the root of conditions like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. (5) Thanks to its gingerol content, ginger makes the list of top anti-inflammatory foods and has been used as a natural treatment for many inflammatory conditions, ranging from arthritis to Alzheimer’s.
Shatavari- It's also an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herbs are said to help your body cope with physical and emotional stress. Shatavari is considered a general health tonic to improve vitality, making it a staple in ayurvedic medicine. Shatavari is used in ayurveda as an immunity booster. According to a 2004 study, animals treated with shatavari root extract had increased antibodies to a strain of whooping cough when compared to untreated animals. The treated animals recovered faster and had improved health overall. This suggested an improved immune response.
Turmeric -Turmeric, the main spice in the Indian dish curry, is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. Although few studies have been conducted on humans, dozens of research trials have proven that the benefits of turmeric include being especially effective in reducing depression symptoms in laboratory animals. These results seem to be connected to the way curcumin impacts neurotransmitter function through the brain-derived neurotrophic factor.
Cardamom - Cardamom refers to herbs within the Elettaria (green) and Amomum (black) genera of the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. It is native to the moist forests of southern India. Cardamom contains chemicals that might treat intestinal spasms, kill some bacteria, reduce swelling, and help the immune system.
Cinnamon-Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees scientifically known as Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants, such as polyphenols (3Trusted Source, 4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source). In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner, even outranking “superfoods” like garlic and oregano (6Trusted Source). In fact, it is so powerful that cinnamon can be used as a natural food preservative (7Trusted Source).
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.