Are you guilty, like I was FOREVER, in seeing a vitamin at the store, checking which is the cheapest, and hoping for the best?I mean, I don't science much, so I know the "basic" ingredients or vitamins that most women need. The dr may have suggested, " Be sure you have Vitamin b12 " or " Be sure you have enough Calcium." Other than that, I was on my own.
I also was raised in a medical home-dad was a doctor, mom worked in the hospitals my entire life and my step mom was a surgical nurse-so "alternative meds" or Eastern medicine was never , ever discussed. I have been fortunate to not deal with stress or anxiety as an adult, and other than my lovely autoimmune disorder and degenerative disk disease, I am a pretty healthy chic. So, I , perhaps like you, fell into the " I didn't know what I didn't know until I knew" category.
I learned about some vitamins that are all packed together to be sure that the amounts of nutrients are in harmony with each other and thus not negatively impacting each other. I learned about some words I had never heard of " adaptogens " and one ingredient called " Ashwagandha". I researched , and was honestly skeptical ( remember, my medical mind).. However, the Cleveland Clinic states that
"Adaptogens are plants and mushrooms that help your body respond to stress, anxiety, fatigue and overall wellbeing. You can take adaptogens by adding them to food or beverages or take them as tinctures. Adaptogens bring your body back to a steady balance by managing both physical and mental stressors." They also state on their website that , " Ashwagandha has a positive effect on the endocrine, nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems by regulating your metabolism and helping you relax by calming how your brain responds to stress. Ashwagandha offers protection for your cells as an antioxidant and reduces swelling (an anti-inflammatory reaction)."
So, I figured I would give it a try-couldn't hurt, right? Let me tell you... after one week of taking these vitamins , I was hooked! I have not slept so soundly in years.. like, I dream now, I am sleeping so well:) I also have an extra pep in my step and have some days where I am giddy( yes, I am the queen of joy, but like this is LEVELING UP giddy!). Like I said, I don't get all the science, and I was a skeptic, but I am living , breathing proof that these do what the drs and scientists say. I can share all the science and all the deets of what I use and where I get them if you are open to learning more. I challenge you to give yourself a week and see how you feel! Cheers to a happier and healthier you!