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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Support Your Mental Health


Healthy Man Setting His Goals for 2024 - New Year's Resolutions

 

While many resolve to improve their physical health this time of year, your mental health is just as important. If you’re bored or frustrated with the typical resolutions - a new diet, workout regimen, or weight loss - consider a fresh approach to achieving your wellness goals.

This year, make a New Year’s resolution to support optimal mental health!

The prevalence of mental health concerns is increasing globally. Three of the ten leading causes of disease in low and middle-income countries are mental health disorders, while four of the top ten causes of disease in high-income countries are mental health disorders.1

According to figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 450 million people worldwide are affected by stress and stress-related disorders. Stress is responsible for approximately 70% of all visits to primary care providers, which is mind-blowing.1

If stress is affecting your life or your mental health, you are not alone! Consider speaking with your doctor soon so you can be accurately diagnosed and treated if needed. Nature also offers a well-known and highly researched botanical boost that could support your mental health. While this botanical boost is not a substitute for your doctor, research shows daily supplementation could make your mental health resolution successful this year.*

What is the name of this supportive botanical? Ashwagandha.*

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Support Emotional Balance with Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera)

Is stress impacting your mental health? If so, research shows daily Ashwagandha supplementation could be beneficial and help maintain emotional balance.*

In a well-designed clinical trial by Chandrasekhar et al., Ashwagandha extract administered to individuals under chronic stress significantly reduced their cortisol levels compared to the study participants who received a placebo. Study participants who received the Ashwagandha extract also showed substantial improvements in several other mental health assessments.*2

After only 60 days of supplementation, the Ashwagandha extract:

  • Reduced the Anxiety and Insomnia Score on the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) by an astounding 69.7%*
  • Reduced the Stress Score on the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) by a whopping 64.2%*
  • Reduced the Depression Score on the DASS by 77%*
  • Reduced the Anxiety Score on the DASS by an impressive 75.6%*
  • Significantly reduced the overall score on the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) by 44%*2

A recent review published in the journal Current Neuropharmacology concluded that “extracts made from Ashwagandha root and/or leaf have shown remarkable anti-stress and anti-anxiety activity in numerous animal models and clinical studies.” The authors of the review also note positive results have been observed in research that assessed the supportive benefits of Ashwagandha supplementation for those with depression and sleep concerns.*3

 

Healthy Woman Working Out and Boosting Her Mood - New Year's Resolutions 2024

 

BONUS WELLNESS BENEFITS! Research shows Ashwagandha increases active thyroid hormone levels to boost metabolism.Furthermore, Ashwagandha supplementation is associated with significant increases in muscle mass and strength, according to a clinical trial by Wankhede et al. This suggests that Ashwagandha supplementation could be highly valuable when taken with a regular exercise routine.*5

Therefore, if your New Year’s resolutions include weight loss or improved athletic performance, Ashwagandha could support those wellness goals, too!

Whether you resolve to improve your mental or physical health this year (or both!), daily supplementation with Ashwagandha might be the naturally supportive boost you need on your wellness journey.*

 

Healthy Man Setting His Wellness Goals for 2024- New Year's Resolution

InterPlexus Supplements with Organic Ashwagandha

AdaptTM is an adrenal support supplement designed to maintain a healthy and balanced response to stress.*

Adapt is an adrenal support supplement designed to support a healthy and balanced response to stress.*

B-KalmPlexusTM is a vitamin B complex with magnesium, Ashwagandha, and phosphatidylserine that supports a healthy stress response, restful sleep, and sustained energy levels.*

B-KalmPlexus is a vitamin B complex with magnesium, Ashwagandha, and phosphatidylserine to support a healthy stress response, restful sleep, and sustained energy levels.*

Thyro-DyneTM is formulated with iodine, targeted amino acids, and herbal extracts to provide precursors, co-factors, and botanicals to support optimal thyroid hormone production and function.*

Thyro-Dyne is formulated with iodine, targeted amino acids, and herbal extracts to provide precursors, co-factors, and botanicals to support optimal thyroid hormone production and function.*

Flavo-PlexCTM is a potent blend of vitamin C and organic plant extracts, including Ashwagandha, that supports optimal adrenal function, a healthy immune response, and emotional wellbeing.* 

Flavo-PlexC is a potent blend of vitamin C and organic plant extracts, including Ashwagandha, that supports optimal adrenal function, a healthy immune response, and emotional wellbeing.*

References:

  1. McCabe D, Lisy K, Lockwood C, Colbeck M. The impact of essential fatty acid, B vitamins, vitamin C, magnesium and zinc supplementation on stress levels in women: a systematic reviewJBI Database System Rev Implement Rep. 2017;15(2):402-453. doi:10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002965
  2. Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adultsIndian J Psychol Med. 2012;34(3):255-262. doi:10.4103/0253-7176.106022
  3. Speers AB, Cabey KA, Soumyanath A, Wright KM. Effects of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) on Stress and the Stress- Related Neuropsychiatric Disorders Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia. Curr Neuropharmacol. 2021;19(9):1468-1495. doi:10.2174/1570159X19666210712151556
  4. Sharma AK, Basu I, Singh S. Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Subclinical Hypothyroid Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled TrialJ Altern Complement Med. 2018;24(3):243-248. doi:10.1089/acm.2017.0183
  5. Wankhede S, Langade D, Joshi K, et al. Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trialJ Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015;12:43. doi:10.1186/s12970-015-0104-9

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