Don't Have Time To Take A Calming Bath? This Supplement Is The Next Best Thing
There's nothing like slipping into a hot bath at the end of a long day and feeling your stress and tension wash into the water. Of course, we don't always have the luxury of taking such a soak. You might find yourself low on time, without a tub, or—if you've lived in old NYC apartments as long as I have—scared to set foot in your bathroom for longer than you absolutely need to.
For a quick peek into how each of these ingredients works to quickly squash stress, let's start with ashwagandha: an adaptogen that has a long history of being used to decrease cortisol levels1 and activate steadying GABA receptors2 in the brain.* Then you have lavender: a plant with a luxurious scent and an ability to balance the central nervous system to boot.* Finally, nonpsychoactive organic hemp oil boosts the body's resilience against the stressors of everyday life.*
Basically, it bottles up the relaxed, chill sensation you have when you walk out of the tub, and people are loving how it makes them feel. Here's what wellness experts and everyday people alike have to say about their experience with calm+:
Since calm+, I'm much less stressed and able to handle chaos with two kids better.
"I highly recommend calm+ to anyone who needs to manage stress and target stress biomarkers like cortisol."*
—Bindiya Gandhi, M.D., Family-Medicine-Certified Physician
"I really enjoy this product. It has been a good tool to help bring ease and live a less stressful life."*
Plant-based ingredients to take me out of "fight or flight" and into calm.
"This product has a unique profile of botanicals and phytocannabinoids that can systematically improve your response to stress and offer relief. I'm excited to continue to use calm+ as part of my daily routine!"*
—Laura Lea, Certified Holistic Chef & Cookbook Author
Great for improving response to daily stressors.
"This formula is phenomenal for improving one's response to the daily stressors of life that are ubiquitous in today's world."*
Relaxed and calm.
"I have taken many supplements and this is one that I actually see a difference. I can be wired tight so I was looking for a little zen calmness in my life. I feel more relaxed and my day just seems to run smoother when I don't sweat the small stuff."*
Looking for a fresh-from-the-bath feeling but low on time or tub space? mindbodygreen's calm+ packs it into a supplement that's easy to take anytime, anywhere. Learn more about the product here.
Emma Loewe is the Sustainability and Health Director at mindbodygreen and the author of Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is also the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care, which she wrote alongside Lindsay Kellner.
Emma received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy with a specialty in environmental communications from Duke University. In addition to penning over 1,000 mbg articles on topics from the water crisis in California to the rise of urban beekeeping, her work has appeared on Grist, Bloomberg News, Bustle, and Forbes. She's spoken about the intersection of self-care and sustainability on podcasts and live events alongside environmental thought leaders like Marci Zaroff, Gay Browne, and Summer Rayne Oakes.