Holy Basil: Superstar Adaptogen
Meet the incredible ancient adaptogen superfood, Holy Basil
Holy Basil is an ayurvedic healing herb that has been documented for millennia for having a variety of health benefits. In ancient india, and still today, Holy Basil is known as Tulsi, which translates to “The Incomparable One”, as it has so many profound health benefits and healing properties. Recent scientific research confirms this and controlled medical studies have proven that Holy Basil extract helps to reduce the negative effects of cortisol, improves insulin sensitivity, reduces inflammation, and assists in relaxation, and more.
One of the reasons why we included such a high concentration of Holy basil’s medicinal extract in our formula is because at this specific dose, Holy basil is proven effective at optimizing and balancing hormones that are acting “inefficiently”, particularly insulin. Insulin is a largely abused hormone due to the modern-day overconsumption of carbs, processed foods, and living with chronic stress. Holy basil’s unique mechanism to regulate blood sugar further optimizes cortisol levels, aiding in stress reduction, more sustained energy, increased sharpness and mental focus, and an enhanced sense of wellbeing.
In addition to these documented benefits, multiple scientific studies have shown it’s incredibly effective for balancing the mind, body and enhancing mood, and it’s been shown to have a profound ability to improve serious conditions ranging from:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Insulin Sensitivity and blood sugar
…And much more.
Ayurvedic doctors regularly prescribe holy basil to promote cleansing in the body, including to eliminate toxins from the respiratory tract, improve asthma, and to relieve digestive issues and bloating. Holy basil leaves contain a powerful source of essential oil that have a strong antiseptic and antibacterial effect, useful for eliminating many kinds of disease-causing microorganisms to promote better health and longevity.
Studies have shown that holy basil oil extract has cellular-protective activity and has been clinically proven to reduce the toxic effect of cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation. In fact, Holy basil is getting a lot of attention in the medical world recently as it has been studied and proven effective for it’s positive benefits with thyroid health, and is being extensively researched as a potential remedy to treat thyroid disorders and protect the thyroid gland as a preventative natural dietary supplement.
As a key ingredient in our formula, Holy basil adds cellular protecting and cleansing power, and serious fat-burning and body-balancing effects, making CortiZen the unrivaled choice for anyone looking to optimize their health, reduce stress, and lose unwanted pounds in a natural way.
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