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The Best Adaptogens for Female Balance: Shatavari, Maca and Ashwagandha

Unlock your inner superwoman and start to feel fabulous again, with nature’s best adaptogens for female health.

 

Adaptogenic Herbs for Female Health

Adaptogens are unique compounds found in just a handful of foods on the planet, which have been shown to influence the way the body manages stress. They have been used in Traditional, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for thousands of years as a natural tonic for many different health issues.

More recently, science has been able to provide evidence to back up our insightful ancestors claims about these amazing superfoods. Adaptogens have been shown to help the body cope with the stress response, bouncing back to its stress-free state and building up a resilience to stress over time.

As stress has such a huge impact on our hormones, chronic stress has been found to disrupt hormonal balance and contribute to a number of associated health issues - such as brain fog, anxiety, sleep disruption, low mood and much more. The good news is that adaptogens can help to manage stress effectively, restoring hormonal balance and allowing your body and mind to thrive.

With stress being such a problem in the modern world, adaptogenic herbs can be incredibly useful for all of us. For women, their potential to maintain a healthy hormonal balance and reduce the occurrence of female health issues is invaluable.

 

How do adaptogens work?

When we experience stress, a surge of hormones is released which work to increase our energy and focus. This is really useful when needed, if there is a threat or a dangerous situation, but common micro-stresses can build up over time and flood the body with stress hormones - causing a hormonal imbalance with negative health impacts.

High levels of stress hormones cause us to experience brain fog, poor concentration, sleep disruption, anxiety, digestive discomfort and low mood. They also offset the balance of other hormones in the body, including sex hormones - which regulate the menstrual cycle, fertility and menopausal symptoms. In simple terms, the more stressed you are - the worse any female health issues you have may be.

Adaptogens work in the body to help you adapt to stress, bouncing back to your usual baseline. They can help to manage the stress response, lowering cortisol levels before they build up and become problematic. Used daily, adaptogens can help to restore hormonal balance, manage stress levels and promote optimal female health - as well as overall wellness.

You can learn more about adaptogens and how they work their magic in our blog post below.

🌱 What are adaptogens and how do they work?

 

3 Best Adaptogens for Women’s Health & Female Balance

Our Balance Tonic blend was created to help restore inner female balance, with a unique blend of superfoods and powerful adaptogens. It contains Organic Maca root, Shatavari root and KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract. Here is what makes each so useful for women's health.

 

Maca Root

Maca root, also known as Peruvian Ginseng, has been shown to have a number of benefits - many of which are related to female health and sexual function.

Studies have found that Maca supplements can help to improve libido and mood, support fertility and even regulate levels of the hormone estrogen. Wider benefits include better energy levels, improved memory and learning and protecting the body with its extremely high antioxidant content.

Specific to women, Maca has shown promising potential as a natural therapy for hormonal imbalances. It can help to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms and is even safe to take during pregnancy and when breastfeeding.

What’s more, the mood enhancing benefits of Maca could be a potential adjuvant therapy for postnatal depression - which is worsened by hormonal imbalances.

Overall, Maca is the ultimate wonder woman adaptogen and is supportive to female health and wellness throughout the life cycle. Learn more about Maca and its benefits in our blog post below.

 

🌱 The health benefits of maca root

 

Shatavari Root

Shatavari is a member of the asparagus family also known as Asparagus Racemosus. It has been used in ayurvedic traditions for thousands of years - a natural medicine system originating in India. Shatavari is a staple herb in ayurveda, used as a daily tonic to support optimal health and wellness.

It has been shown to help the body manage both physical and mental stressors. A powerful adaptogen, Shatavari works to neutralise the stress response and regain a physiological equilibrium.

Shatavari root also has some particular benefits for women’s health. In Sanskrit - an ancient and classical language of India - Shatavari translates to “100 spouses”, which is thought to reflect its effects on the reproductive system. Shatavari is used as a natural tonic to boost fertility and even enhance breastmilk production.

Research has also shown that Shatavari could be a useful natural remedy to help manage PMS and menopausal symptoms including irritability, low mood, sleep disruption, hot flushes and night sweats. Learn more about Shatavari for female balance below.

 

🌱 Shatavari: Queen of herbs

 

KSM-66 Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is another herb famously used in traditional ayurvedic medicine. In the world of herbal medicine it is sometimes referred to as the “adrenal tonic” - praised for its ability to support the adrenal glands for optimal hormone production and regulation.

Ashwagandha is also an ancient remedy for cognitive health, helping to banish brain fog and improve memory.

As an adaptogen, Ashwagandha helps to manage stress by reducing cortisol levels. One study found that supplementing 300-500mg Ashwagandha reduced circulating cortisol levels by as much as 28 percent. This stress-reducing effect is also thought to be the underlying mechanism of Ashwagandha’s positive effect on sexual function - helping to boost libido and sexual pleasure.

Other research has found that Ashwagandha extract can help to restore hormonal imbalances, particularly during the menopause. It help to support the endocrine system and reduce symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings.

Balance Tonic contains 500mg KSM-66 Ashwagandha in every serving. This is the gold standard of Ashwagandha which has been verified in clinical trials as the most potent and bioavailable Ashwagandha extract. Together with its ayurvedic siblings Maca and Shatavari, Balance Tonic is the ultimate adaptogenic blend for female wellness.

 

Balance Tonic: Feel Good, Period 🌸

Balance Tonic brings you the goodness of some of the most powerful adaptogens for female health, together with nature’s best superfoods for overall wellness.

Balance Tonic is our superfood blend of Wild Blueberry, Hibiscus and Baobab, with 3 of nature’s most powerful adaptogens: KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root, Shatavari Root and Maca Root.

Wild Blueberry, Hibiscus and Baobab are packed with nourishing vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols. They help to support the immune system and the function of the endocrine system - including the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands, which are all vital in the production and regulation of hormones such as oestrogen.

To learn more about the health benefits of Wild Blueberry, Hibiscus and Baobab - check out the blog posts below.

🌱 Wild blueberry: The ultimate antioxidant superfood

🌱 7 Reasons why your body loves hibiscus

🌱 5 Benefits of baobab fruit

 

We have paired these powerful plants with adaptogens which are known for their stress banishing and hormone balancing properties.

Enjoy Balance Tonic mixed into water, sparkling water, juice, plant-based milk or any healthy recipe to begin your journey to female balance and inner zen today. 

 

Balance Tonic superfood blend

 

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