New Clinical Study Shows Gaia Herbs' Ashwagandha Root & Adrenal Health Daily Support Decrease Stress

Published on May 02, 2024

By Kristen Boye BS, Natural Health

Kristen Boye

Kristen Boye is a natural health expert, writer, copywriter, and editor. Kristen was raised on an organic farm in British Columbia which inspired her life’s work. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Health, is a Certified Natural Foods Chef, co-owner of a medicinal herb farm, and is a natural foods and children’s health advocate. Kristen lives with her husband and two children on their medicinal herb farm in Western North Carolina.

In today's fast-paced world, stress has become unavoidable. From hectic work schedules to personal responsibilities, feeling overwhelmed or depleted is easy.

But what if the answer could be found in nature?

We are thrilled to announce Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Root and Adrenal Health Daily Support were the focus of a 60-Day placebo-controlled clinical trial which yielded extraordinary results.

The study showed healthy participants taking the supplements experienced improvement in:

  • Stress perception*
  • Mood*
  • Occasional anxiousness*
  • Sleep quality*
  • Occasional fatigue*

Although herbal connoisseurs and Adrenal Health Daily Support lovers may not be surprised by these results, high-quality clinical data supports what many have seen for years in traditional herbalism.

Read on to learn more about Adrenal Health Daily Support and all the nitty gritty details of the study.

An Insider’s Guide to the Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Root & Adrenal Health Daily Support Study

As we said, this study is a big-affirming deal for Gaia Herbs and traditional herbalism, so let’s get into the details.

The study design was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study on the effects of Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Daily Support, Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Root, or placebo on modulation of the HPA axis and related symptoms.

What exactly does all this mean? Let’s break down the scientific jargon:

  • The study participants received either Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Daily Support/Daytime HPA, the Ashwagandha supplement, or a placebo (placebo-controlled),
  • At random (researchers or participants didn't get to choose who got what product),
  • Not knowing which product they were taking (double-blind).
  • The three groups were then observed and compared (parallel group studies compare two or more groups).
  • HPA Axis modulation relates to the products’ effects on regulation of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis which is central to the body's stress response (more on this to come).

This type of rigorous study design helps eliminate common research pitfalls such as researcher or participant bias, the placebo- or nocebo-effect (participants believing they experience changes because they know what product they’re taking), and limited comparison perspectives.

In the words of Timothy Murray, Ph.D, Quality and R&D Director, Gaia Herbs:

“In the realm of herbal supplements, ‘Clinically Studied’ stands as a resounding beacon in consumer preferences, consistently steering purchase intent. At Gaia Herbs, we recognize the significance of this emphasis, passionately embracing Clinical Studies to underscore the true merits of our offerings. Our unwavering belief in the remarkable qualities of our products is spotlighted by this particularly illuminating study, shedding light on the benefits of Adrenal Health Daily Support and Ashwagandha Root phyto-caps. We are excited to bring science-backed excellence to these products, as we pave the way for more informed choice for our consumers.”

The results were incredible, showing improvements in stress perception, mood, anxiousness, sleep, and fatigue.

Next, we’ll dig deeper into the results of this exciting new study.

Breaking Down the Ashwagandha/Adrenal Health Restore Clinical Study Results

If you’ve heard enough about the study and are excited to learn more about Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Adrenal Health Daily Support formulas and how they work, move onto the next section.

For those who like to nerd out on herb research, here we break down the clinical study results by category for the two products.

Clinical Studied for Improving Stress Response*

86.8% of participants experienced significant improvement in their response to stressful situations in just 60 days.*

Clinically Studied to Improve Mood*

Participants felt a significant improvement in their emotional state and frame of mind after 60 days of regular use.*

Clinically Studied to Reduce Occasional Anxiousness.*

Trial participants’ feelings of occasional anxiousness were significantly reduced in 60 days.*

Clinically Studied to Improve Feelings of Fatigue*

Significantly more participants taking Adrenal Support Daily reported a clinically meaningful improvement in fatigue compared to placebo.*

Clinically Studied to Support Feeling Improved Sleep Quality.*

53% of participants experienced a clinically meaningful improvement in their overall sleep quality.*

Clinically Studied for Supporting Restorative Sleep.*

Participants felt significantly more refreshed upon waking and reported significant improvements in restoration sleep with 60 days of regular use.*

Clinically studied to support one’s ability to fall asleep fast.*

Participants reported significant improvements in the time it takes them to fall asleep.*

This data lends credibility to what traditional herbalists have known and taught for years, Ashwagandha, and other adaptogens used in these formulae, offer-multi-faceted support for adrenal and HPA axis function.

How Adrenal Health Support Works: Understanding the Formula and Its Function

Now that you understand the study, let’s look at how the ingredients (including Ashwagandha) in Adrenal Health Daily Support specifically works on adrenal and HPA axis function.

The adrenal glands (part of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis) play a crucial role in managing stress by producing hormones like cortisol.

These hormones help regulate various bodily functions, including metabolism, immune response, and blood pressure.

When we experience chronic stress, our adrenal glands can become compromised, and the HPA axis can become dysregulated, leading to fatigue, anxiety, and other health issues.

We recognize the importance of supporting these vital glands to maintain overall well-being. So, at the heart of our Adrenal Health Daily Support supplement is a synergistic blend of adaptogenic herbs, carefully selected for their ability to help the body adapt to stress and promote balance.

One key ingredient is Rhodiola rosea, an adaptogen known for its ability to increase resilience to stress and fatigue.

Rhodiola works alongside other adaptogens like Holy Basil and Ashwagandha to support a healthy stress response, helping you feel more energized and focused throughout the day.

In addition to adaptogens, Adrenal Health Daily Support also includes nourishing botanicals like Schisandra and Oats, which further contribute to adrenal health and overall vitality.

These ingredients work together to promote a sense of well-being from within, allowing you to face life's challenges with greater ease and resilience.

Our products, including Adrenal Health Daily Support, are packed with the highest quality herbs, free of added fillers or artificial additives.

We also prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility, sourcing ingredients ethically and supporting regenerative farming practices.

Integrating Adrenal Health Daily Support into your Daily Routine is Simple and Convenient.

Just take one capsule twice daily with meals and let the power of nature support your body's stress response system.

Whether navigating a demanding job, juggling family responsibilities, or simply seeking a greater sense of balance in your life, we offer a natural solution to help your body thrive.

By nourishing your body with powerful adaptogens, you can support your adrenal glands and feel more balanced during stressful times. Your body just might thank you for it.

You can view these testing results and discover where each ingredient was sourced online using the Meet Your Herbs web page.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

*Based on a clinical study compared to placebo over 60 days in healthy individuals.

*In a clinical study, healthy participants saw an overall improvement in overall stress and anxiety scores.