CBD and ashwagandha are both a popular weapon against anxiety and together they form a real power couple. This formula with 10% CBD is enriched with organic ashwagandha and organic lavender: an ultimate blend for anyone who (sometimes) suffers from stress, panic or anxiety.
In Ayurveda, ashwagandha root has been used for centuries to reduce stress. These stress-reducing effects may provide indirect benefits to alleviate anxiety and fear.
What exactly is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha – also known as Withania somnifera – is an herb native to parts of Asia and Africa. An extract from the roots of the herb has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. The National Library of Medicine notes the herb's possible effectiveness for stress. Here's the thing: ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which means it could help adjust/improve the way your body deals with stress. Too much stress can cause a lot of other complaints, including fear and anxiety.
There are several types of anxiety, and ashwagandha could help with stress-related anxiety.
The adaptogen can help regulate stress hormones and also affects GABA, the neurotransmitter in your brain
tells to chillax. A 2014 study on the herb showed a reduction in stress and anxiety,
both in patient reports and in secondary measurements.
CBD & anxiety
Research shows that CBD can suppress the nervous system response associated with a sudden increase in heart rate or breathing. In other words, CBD can be ideal for people who want to relax and unwind. CBD also works in a different place in your body than ashwagandha: CBD interacts with your endocannabinoid system; ashwagandha with GABA neurotransmitters in your brain.