Organic Fermented Ashwagandha - Living Nutrition
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurveda for over 3,000 years as an adaptogen, which is a substance that can increase non-specific resistance to illness and physical or psychological stress.
Living Nutrition uses a unique symbiotic fermentation process of both Kefir and Kombucha. This allows the 100% organic Ashwagandha in this supplement to be preserved in its natural and complete state, increasing both its bioavailability and potency and allowing it to be easily absorbed.
Nourish your microbiome with 600 mg of pure Ashwaganda per daily dose.
Traditional use of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an herb that has small, green, bell-shaped flowers that are widely cultivated in India but also occurs in China, Nepal and Yemen. The name Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) consists of two words from Sanskrit, which are ' Ashva' meaning 'horse' and 'Gandha' meaning scent. Ashwagandha therefore literally means 'horse scent'. This name was chosen partly because of its powerful smell and partly because of the 'horse power' you are supposed to obtain from this special herb.
Ashwagandha in Ayurveda
Traditionally, Ashwagandha is one of the most valued herbs that has been used in Ayurveda for over 3,000 years. Charaka, an Ayurvedic scholar, wrote in the year 10 BCE that Ashwagandha could provide long and healthy life as well as the memory of a horse. Ashwagandha is also considered an adaptogen in Ayurveda. This is a substance that increases non-specific resistance to illness and physical/psychic stress (both acute and chronic).
Health Benefits of Ashwagandha
The main component of Ashwagandha consists of Withanolides. These have many similarities with the Ginsenosides from Gingseng, which is why Ashwagandha is also known as the Indian Ginseng. From various animal experiments, the following properties of Withanolides have been identified:
- Blood pressure lowering
- 600 mg organic fermented Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) per daily dose (2 capsules)
- Organic fermented tapioca (capsule)
- Symbiotic fermentation of Kefir (fermented soy milk) and Kombucha (fermented tea)
Fermentation throughout the years
Fermenting foods is something of all times, cultures and civilizations. About 30% of the human diet consists of fermented foods. This is not an unnecessary luxury, as fermented foods consist of a complete ecosystem of different compounds and nutrients that support and protect the microbiome.
Fermentation health benefits
Research suggests that regular consumption of fermented foods may reduce the risk of certain cancers, it may support the immune system, it may protect the health of the gastrointestinal tract and urinary tract, and it may alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome. (LINK: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7823516/)
Probiotics and prebiotics
The fermentation process significantly increases the level of nutrients which are, in this way, pre-digested into a bioavailable form. New nutrients are thereby created together with a wide range of metabolic and digestive enzymes, which are also sometimes called probiotics or prebiotics.
Living culture symbiotics with Kefir and Kombucha
The products from Living Nutrition are made of a combination of the two most superior fermentation processes: Kefir, made from fermented soy milk and Kombucha, made from fermented tea. This form of fermentation is also known as "symbiotics". The following differences are found between symbiotics and single probiotics:
Are grown synthetically in laboratories
Naturally fermented from plants
Only isolated bacterial species
More than 100 balanced and evolved bacterial species
Are attaching to maltodextrin, a form of sugar, to stabilize
Attaches to natural enzymes and peptides
Contains no digestive nutrients
Rich in nutrients for digestion
Prebiotic sugars or fiber added
Wide range of natural prebiotics
Many naked, exposed bacteria
A complete, living ecosystem in harmony with the digestive microbiome
Increased bioavailability due to fermentation
The above mentioned symbiotic fermentation process, allows nutrients to be enhanced from food rather than isolating and extracting individual components, which is often done when making single probiotics. In this way, the foods and herbs in Living Nutrition's products can be preserved in their natural and complete state, which increases their bioavailability and potency. This fermentation process also creates a whole range of new compounds that can support good health, such as enzymes and metabolites.
Fermented Soy Milk in Living Nutrition
Living Nutriton uses fermented soy milk for the kefir fermentation process. In fact, sprouted soybeans contain a host of exceptional properties, including a unique balance of nutrients such as amino acids and polyphenols. After the fermentation process, these nutrients form compounds that provide wonderful support for the digestive process, the healing of tissues and for creating the optimal environment for a healthy microbiome in the intestines.
About Living Nutrition
In 2014, Living Nutrition was founded in England, by nutritional therapist Graham Botfield. Living Nutrition is a small company with a great vision and mission: to live and work in synergy with nature. All products are handmade in a purpose built laboratory where every ingredient and the entire process is 100% natural. The basis for all Living Nutrition products consists of a specially developed Kefir-Kombucha fermentation process applied to organic herbs and foods in order to offer them in their most natural state and with the most bioactive components.
Only the raw materials of the highest possible quality are selected for Living Nutrition products in order to guarantee the completeness of activity of each ingredient. All ingredients in Living Nutrition products are 100% organic. In addition, all the products of Living Nutrition are:
- 100% vegan
- 100% GMO free
- 100% plastic free
- 100% pure
- Consult with an expert before using this supplement in case of illness, medication use, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Store out of reach of children in a dry and cool place
- Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet