Ancient Apothecary - Fermented Ashwagandha - 90 Capsules
Ancient Nutrition Ancient Apothecary Fermented Ashwagandha capsules support mental focus, clarity, mood and boosts energy. Containing a Full-Spectrum Fermented Ashwagandha Blend, Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend and an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Ashwagandha contains two forms of clinically studied ashwagandha and is specially formulated to support mental focus and clarity, a healthy mood and to boost energy.
- Made with Organic Ashwagandha
- Powered by Fermentation
- Infused with Essential Oils
- Supports Healthy Balance of Cortisol and DHEA
- Supports Positive Mood, Sleep and Stress
- Supports Mental Focus and Cognitive Performance
- Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free
What Is Fermentation and Why Is It Important?
Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components. During the fermentation process, microorganisms use aerobic and anaerobic metabolism to convert food compounds into powerful metabolites.
Here are some key benefits of fermentation:
- Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.
- In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.
- Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.
Each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula is infused with Organic Essential Oils and CO2 extracts to provide lipo-soluble phytonutrients with powerful antioxidant properties.
The Importance of Organic Herbs
It's no secret that in conventionally grown foods and herbs, farmers use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents' which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can't get many of these off the produce.
Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That's means they're everywhere within the plants themselves and can't be washed off.
Many studies and reports point to the adverse health effects of these chemicals in and on our food, which is why many choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.
But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they're grown organically, these plants are able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.
As a result, these plants are more resilient and defense-supporting by nature (literally) and have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet. For example, the resilient antioxidants and beneficial compounds found in plants are beneficial and even necessary for our bodies so that we can keep our own defenses strong.
That's why you'll find these health-supporting organic herbs in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.
PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula contains an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin to support healthy digestion, bioavailability of nutrients, healthy circulation, metabolism and overall energy.
In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are used for supporting healthy digestion, circulation, nutrient assimilation and metabolism. It is tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.
Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formula also contains an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint to support healthy digestion and liver function as well as bioavailability of nutrients.
Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are regarded for their ability to support healthy liver function, while also supporting healthy digestion and nutrient absorption. Additionally, bitters can help support nervous system health and a healthy immune system as well as promoting healthy energy levels.
By combining the benefits of organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formulas provide a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!
Ancient Apothecary Frequently Asked Questions
What are essential oils?
Have you ever smelled the crisp, refreshing scent of a fresh cut lemon? If so, you may have already experienced the power of essential oils and not even know it.
Essential oils are responsible for the fragrances you smell. They're also the nutritional compounds inside many plants and herbs. And once extracted from the plant or herb, they bring many of the same health-giving benefits to the table. One reason they're so powerful is because they're the "essence" of the real plant or herb, only in a highly concentrated form. In fact, one small, 15mL bottle of lemon essential oil can contain up to 45 lemons!
In short, essential oils are often referred to as the "life blood" of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees, including the bark, stems, flowers and other parts.
How are essential oils made?
Wondering how those great smelling essential oils are made? Turns out, essential oils aren't "made" at all. They ARE "extracted" from plants, herbs and spices. But just because they are extracted from plants doesn't mean the way they're sourced is all the same. In fact, the way they're extracted from the plant or herb can have a big impact on the quality. Here's a quick rundown of the two primary ways essential oils are extracted from the plants.
Steamed Distilled: The most common method of extracting an essential oil from the plant is through steam distillation. The steaming process separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant.
Low temperature and low pressure play an important part of collecting the highest quality essential oil. When plant matter is placed into a chamber and steam is injected, the plant's essential oil is released into the air. The steam and essential oil are carried out of the chamber and cooled. The oil and water are then allowed to separate for collection.
Cold Pressed Extraction: Cold pressed is a method where the essential oil is pressed from the plant. This is the most common method of extraction for the citrus oils. The peel of the citrus plant is pressed and the essential oil is then filtered from the plant matter.
The method of extraction directly affects the essential oils' quality by way of pressure and temperatures applied.
Be sure to check out an oils guide to see how essential oils were extracted prior to purchase and use.
How are carrier oils used?
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils when they are being used topically; they help to carry the essential oils into the skin. Many lotions and skin care products are made with carrier oils, which are vegetable oils derived from the fatty portion of the plant, such as the nuts, kernels or seeds. Unlike essential oils, carrier oils do not evaporate easily and do not give off strong aromas.
Unfortunately, carrier oils often have a defined shelf life. Each carrier oil is different. Some are more aromatic than others, and the color and shelf life will differ as well.
What is aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential oils and their volatile aromatic compounds, for psychological and physical well-being. Aromatherapy, which also goes by "essential oil therapy," is defined as the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences of plants to "balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit."
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About Ancient Nutrition
At Ancient Nutrition, they believe the human body was built for high performance. In the modern world, they are disconnected from the traditions and nutritional principles that were honored and celebrated throughout history. Their whole food nutritional products are designed to provide Ancient Nutrients in a modern, convenient form to power the body and mind, restoring them to the health, strength and vitality of their ancestors.
Ancient Nutrition's mission is to restore the health, strength, and vitality by providing history's healthiest whole food nturients to the modern world.
Jordan Rubin, Founder
Jordan Rubin is one of America's most recognized and respected natural health experts and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Maker's Diet, and 24 additional titles, including his latest work Planet Heal Thyself.
An international motivational speaker and host of the weekly television show Living Beyond Organic, that reaches over 30 million households worldwide, Jordan has lectured on natural health in five continents and 46 states in the U.S. Jordan is the founder of Garden of Life, a leading whole food nutritional supplement company, and Beyond Organic a vertically integrated organic food and beverage company. Jordan has formulated multiple protein supplements of both animal and plant origin that have become #1 top sellers in the Healthy Foods channel.
In 2015, Jordan launched Get Real Nutrition, a certified organic, non GMO, Real Food nutrition company utilizing cutting edge fermentation technology, produced in an indoor nutrient farm located on central California's coast and Heal the Planet Farm, a regenerative permaculture retreat located in Missouri's Ozark mountains within the four thousand acre Beyond Organic Ranch. Jordan currently resides in central California with his wife Nicki and their children.
Dr. Josh Axe, Co-Founder
Dr. Josh Axe DNM, DC, CNS is a doctor of natural medicine and clinical nutritionist with a passion to help people get well using food as medicine and operates one of the worlds largest natural health websites DrAxe.com. Dr. Axe is a best selling author of the ground-breaking health book Eat Dirt which uncovers the hidden causes and cures of leaky gut syndrome.
He has been a physician for many professional athletes and in 2009 he began working with the Wellness Advisory Council and traveled to the 2012 Games in London to work with USA athletes. Dr. Axe is an expert in digestive health, functional medicine, natural remedies and dietary strategies for healing. He has been featured on many television shows and stations including the Dr. Oz Show, CBS, NBC and has his own PBS TV show.
Dr. Axe is the founder of several cutting-edge and premium nutraceutical brands including: Ancient Nutrition, Axe Organics, Dr. Collagen, NUMA and ProBiomeRX. In his spare time, Dr. Axe competes in triathlons, makes gourmet healthy meals and does cross training with his wife Chelsea who is also a health nut.