The Adaptogen Power Couple

November 19, 2019

Ashwagandha and CBD for Balance, Stress Relief

Mental and physical stress can lead to too much cortisol.

Too much cortisol shoves you out of balance & leads to a bunch of crappy symptoms that most of us have become all too familiar with.

Adaptogens adapt to your individual needs in order to restore balance and maintain homeostasis.

CBD & Ashwagandha are adaptogenic & provide an all-natural, non-toxic & effective way to:

  • Reduce cortisol 
  • Regulate serotonin & GABA levels (neurotransmitters that affect mood, sleep, anxiety)
  • Create systemic balance
  • Defend against the negative effects of chronic stress

Both of these powerful adaptogens can be found in our OG & Chill Doses

Stress: the Unwelcome Guest Squatting in Our Lives

Whether it is due to turning on the news, sitting in traffic, financial security, scrolling through the insanity on your Facebook feed, working out without leaving time for proper recovery, or trying to get a handle on the ever-illusive work/life balance, your body only knows one thing: it is stressed.

Chronic stress = chronically elevated cortisol levels = fatigue, poor sleep, weakened immune function, low sex drive, weight gain and general crappiness.

So, if stress isn’t something we can necessarily avoid, what do you do to slow the cascading flow of cortisol that is carrying you gently into the darkness?

Get Yourself Some Adaptogens!

Adaptogens protect the body from the effects of chronic stress, strengthening your body’s defenses against “adverse influences” (aka mental, physical and environmental stressors)

How Do Adaptogens Work?

As the name suggests, adaptogens ADAPT to your body’s individual needs, with their end goal always being homeostasis – the body’s ideal state of balance.

They support healthy adrenals

Adrenals are glands that regulate your hormonal response to stress and help you cope with anxiety and fatigue.

When you’re always stressed and not taking the time to reset and practice self-care, your adrenals get real sick of your bullshit and start to give up.

Supplementing with adaptogens lowers cortisol levels and allows your exhausted adrenal glands to get some much-needed R&R, restoring their proper function.

The Power Couple: CBD and Ashwagandha

TONIC brings together 2 powerful adaptogens – CBD and Ashwagandha – for the ultimate way to fight stress, restore balance & fix your vibe.

This Power Couple combines their dynamic regulatory & healing abilities to

  • Relieve anxiety & keep cortisol low
  • Improve immune function & fight inflammation
  •  Increase focus, endurance & mental clarity
  • Achieve homeostasis & allow your mind and body to focus on thriving, rather than just surviving.


CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, but it has long been relegated to standing in the shadow of THC – the cannabinoid that creates the high associated with cannabis.

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CBD is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves and more and more people are experiencing the amazing benefits of this comprehensive adaptogen.

The power of CBD starts in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – the vast communication network throughout our bodies.

The ECS regulates vital physiological functions such as sleep, mood, appetite, blood sugar, immune function and pain perception.

We have Endocannabinoid receptors throughout our nervous system, immune system, and various organs (including the skin, which is why topicals are so effective!).

When our ECS is not functioning properly, it can result in some serious issues. Migraines, chronic pain, autoimmune issues or inflammatory disease have been linked to Endocannabinoid deficiencies or imbalances.

So, how do you bring it back into balance? 

Supplement with phytocannabinoids like CBD!

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What you can expect from adding CBD into your routine:

  • Less inflammation
  • Less anxiety
  • Less Pain
  • Better mood
  • Better immune function
  • Better sleep

CBD has also been shown to have antioxidant, neuroprotective, antibacterial and antispasmodic benefits!


Ashwagandha originally gained its street cred in the mainstream for its ability to help WW2 soldiers stay alert and focused while under wartime stress and extreme fatigue.

But even before that, Ashwagandha has been a staple in Ayuervedic practices and Chinese medicine.

Aswhagandha is a herb, but the medicinal properties are mainly found in its roots. While ancient practices stated the impacts of ashwagandha on mental and physical health, it was the wartime use with soldiers that caused it to be clinically researched, and ultimately validated.

As an adaptogen, ashwagandha creates a normalizing effect on multiple systems of the body. Some key benefits include:

  • Lower cortisol levels
    • Confirmed by human studies that revealed a 26% decrease in cortisol after taking Ashwagandha)
  • Strengthen defenses against incoming stressors.
  • Positively effect on memory and neuron regeneration, which makes it a promising option to ward off dementia.
  • Increased focus and mental clarity, even during times of stress & fatigue
  • Improved physical endurance & performance
    • Study showed increased VO2 Max (aerobic capacity / how efficiently your body can take in & use Oxygen during intense exercise) with Ashwagandha supplementation, even in elite athletes!)

Get all of the amazing benefits of adaptogens from TONIC OG – the original combination of CBD and ashwagandha to calm the mind, heal the body & fuel the soul. 

For further anxiety relief and help with relaxation & sleep, try Chill TONIC, containing CBD+Ashwagandha plus Lemon Balm + Passionflower


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