Feeling flat? Try adaptogenic Ashwagandha to support calm and boost healthy mood balance.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) supports both the physical and mental effects of stress. This has a flow on effect for supporting healthy energy levels, happy mood, brain focus, calmness, and sleep.

Ashwagandha supports daytime energy and night-time sleep. It does this by supporting balanced cortisol rhythms. Cortisol needs to be high in the morning - so you feel energised and ready to face the day. And low at bedtime - so you feel calm and sleep easily.

Research shows Ashwagandha is excellent for the brain, supporting our happy and calming hormones balance for healthy mood and a relaxed outlook too. Ashwagandha is a great choice for supporting calm alertness - you can be chilled out and focussed at the same time.

Introducing our top picks for 2024:

BePure Inner Strength

Best all-rounder: BePure Inner Strength

Why we love it:
InnerStrength combines herbal adaptogens that help the body build resilience when you need stress support. Ashwagandha and Rhodiola support the adrenals and help you cope with daily stressors. L-theanine and lemon balm help you keep calm and level-headed in the face of stressful events.

Best suited for:
Are you ‘wired but tired’ or burning the candle at both ends? If you’re after daytime energy and need sleep support too these ingredients supports both.

How & When to take it:
2 capsules daily in the morning, with or without food, to support feeling energised and centred. 

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Radiance Instant Calm

For instant calm: Radiance Instant Calm

Why we love it:
Being a liquid, it’s quickly absorbed and fast acting. Ashwagandha combined with Lemon Balm and Kava help support the body during times of acute worry, like exams or public speaking.

Best suited for:
If you need to support a feeling of calm right now, this convenient spray is the one to go for. Kava supports relaxed muscles – perfect if you tend to hold stress or tension in your body or neck.

How & when to take it:
Compact and easy to keep on hand whenever you need to support a calm feeling- pop in your pocket or handbag. It can be used up to three times per day.

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Misty Day Plant Potions - Zen

To invite calm: Misty Day Plant Potions - Bliss

Why we love it:
Bliss is a potent blend of Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) tonic herbs especially for stress, energy, and mood support. 

Best suited for:
If you love hot drinks, adding this blend will turn any beverage into a functional elixir. The ingredients are heat stable. Also try it in your baking or smoothies, the Cacao, Ginger and Cinnamon adds a rich, warming flavour – perfect for chocolate lovers.

How & when to take it:
This powder mixes easily into your choice of warm milk or plant mylk for a delicious bed-time elixir.

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Radiance Ashwagandha Stress Shield

To support balanced mood: Radiance Ashwagandha Stress Shield

Why we love it:
This product contains KSM-66, an Ashwagandha extract researched for supporting healthy energy, mood, sleep and stress-related cravings (to name a few). KSM-66 also supports physical stamina and endurance, sports performance and healthy muscle recovery. 

Best suited for:
This supplement offers all Ashwagandha’s stress supports, but if you’re someone who finds that stress messes with your eating patterns or you’re looking to up your exercise, this supplement could be the one for you.

How & when to take it:
This works well short term, but the real results come with long term use - take it for a month or longer. Even if taken in the morning, the cortisol balance support has a flow-on effect for restful sleep

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Organic India Ashwagandha

To support energy & everyday stress: Organic India Ashwagandha

Why we love it:
Need an energy boost for your busy life? Whether it’s physical or mental energy (or both!) this certified organic Ashwagandha supports vitality and vim. 

Best suited for:
If you have life stress or you’re just super busy all the time these capsules help support your body to the extra demands. 

How & when to take it:
Take 2 capsules twice per day, for at least three months to feel the full Ashwagandha benefits .

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Kiwiherb Calm Down

Swiftly soothe & calm: Kiwiherb Calm Down

Why we love it:
This product contains a full dose of two scientifically researched ingredients - KSM-66® Ashwagandha and L-Theanine - at researched doses. It’s ideal for feelings of stress and worry, enabling you to find clarity and focus. Swiftly soothes and calms in just 5 minutes with a rapid release plant capsule.  

Best suited for:
For acute care, take 2 caps at once for fast, calm support. Maximum of 2 Plantcaps daily. For maintenance, take 1 Plantcap twice daily for ongoing support.

How & when to take it:
For acute care, take 2 caps at once for fast, calm support. Maximum of 2 Plantcaps daily. For maintenance, take 1 Plantcap twice daily for ongoing support.

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Always read the label and use as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

  • Radiance Instant Calm - PharmaCare Auckland
  • Nutra Organics Lunar Latte - Natural Things Ltd, Auckland
  • Misty Day Plant Potions - Zen - Misty Day, Auckland
  • Misty Day Plant Potions - Bliss - Misty Day, Auckland
  • Harker Herbals Stress Relief - Harker Herbals, Waipu
  • Organic India Ashwagandha - Good Health Food, Auckland
  • KiwiHerb Stress Arrest - Phytomed, Auckland

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