Hello! I’m Denisse, I lead the marketing team here at Tribe Organics.
I'm a certified yoga instructor, free diver, mom, and nature lover. If I sound like someone who's found her purpose in life, that’s because — fortunately — I have.
But I’ll be honest: I’m what most would call a “late bloomer”.
After enduring years of household emotional and physical abuse, I experienced my first sense of purpose at 25 — a few years after I gave birth to my daughter, Ari.
Before then I was lost. Helpless
I had only one purpose at that time: to provide a better life for her. One far, far removed from the emotional mistreat I was put through.
Up to 70% reduction of stress and anxiety. Help stabilize your child’s mood, boost their energy levels, and promote better quality sleep. Clinically proven.*
Where did our Ashwagandha come from?
Where did our Ashwagandha come from?
I’m sure you already know: it's important to check the source of your herbs (always!) — especially if you're getting them for your mini-you.
We formulate our Ashwagandha KSM-66 Gummies for Kids and Teens with KSM-66, an Ashwagandha extract made by Ixoreal Biomed. Fun fact: Ixoreal took 14 years of R&D to develop and refine their Ashwagandha extraction process.
And all that hard work has seriously paid off.
Their Ashwagandha extract is often touted as the highest concentration, full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract available on the market.
Beyond potency, our Ashwagandha extract has also been tested for heavy metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. That's super important because exposure to these metals could damage your child's liver, kidneys, central nervous system, immune system, and reproductive system.
Want proof? KSM-66 is the most clinically studied form of Ashwagandha on the market.
Per the clinical trials mentioned above, the lowest daily effective dose of Ashwagandha extract appears to be 300 mg. So, in line with that, we’ve formulated every serving (1 serving = 2 gummies) of our Ashwagandha KSM-66 Gummies for Kids and Teens to deliver 300 mg of Ashwagandha Root Extract.
HOW TO USE
Give your child 2 gummies daily.
Take in the morning to help your child stay calm, sharp, and alert for the day. Or take in the evening for a fuss-free transition to bedtime.
For kids and teenagers, we recommend taking 1 gummy in the morning and 1 gummy in the evening.
Give the gummies a 2-week trial period before deciding whether they're working/suitable for your child. Small improvements can typically be observed in 10 days.
However, be mindful that children's and adolescents' responses to supplementation can differ from individual to individual — and not just in how it affects them, but also how quickly the effect can be seen.
And as a dietary supplement, unlike prescription drugs or medications, Ashwagandha for kids might not induce an instant response. For this reason, you must encourage your child to take our Ashwagandha Gummies consistently for some time.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha is the most clinically studied Ashwagandha on the market and has been evaluated as the "Gold Standard" in 22 human clinical trials.
Ashwagandha shows wellness benefits in US college students
Ashwagandha shows wellness benefits in US college students
According to recent research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, Ashwagandha supplementation may improve psychological well-being and support the academic success of college students in the United States.
Benefits of Ashwagandha for kids and teenagers
Help reduce stress and anxiety
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen.
If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry.
Adaptogens are simply herbs, roots, and other plant substances that have been found to positively interact with the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA axis) — to support the body’s return to baseline or homeostasis after stressful events.
In other words? You can think of Ashwagandha as a natural way to help your child’s body handle and tolerate stress better.
Studies have shown Ashwagandha's effectiveness in lowering stress levels. This can be immensely helpful for children and teenagers. Ashwagandha may exert a potent calming effect to manage the effects of stress on the brain Since sleep and stress are closely linked (the more stressed-out your child is, the poorer their sleep), this may, in turn, help your child sleep better.
And speaking of sleep …
Help support better sleep and relaxation
Ashwagandha may help improve children’s and adolescents’ sleep. The result is two-fold: lower stress levels and improved overall well-being.
As we’re all too familiar with, kids and teens today live in a world of electronic devices. They grew up in the company of these gadgets and their electromagnetic frequencies (EMF).
And one of the many negative consequences of that might be impaired sleep.
While reducing their screen time and exposure to EMF could significantly improve sleep, some children may need more support to achieve a good night’s sleep.
That’s where Ashwagandha root extract comes in.
It's a natural compound with sleep-inducing potential, well-tolerated, and improves sleep onset latency (the time it takes for a person to fall asleep after lights-out) and quality.
Help support brain and cognitive performance
A study has shown that an Ayurvedic compound containing Ashwagandha was effective in reducing reaction time in ADHD and, thus, improving the attention span.
Why? It may come down to Ashwagandha's ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (an enzyme responsible for breaking down acetylcholine), increasing acetylcholine levels in the brain.
But wait. What’s acetylcholine? Well, it’s one of the most important neurotransmitters involved in optimal cognitive functions, such as concentration and memory.
Studies have shown an association between impaired cognitive functions — including the inability to learn — and decreased levels of acetylcholine.
Help support immune function
As parents, it’s only natural to want to improve the function of our children’s immune systems.
As an antioxidant and immunomodulator, one of Ashwagandha's benefits includes supporting the immune system's natural defenses.
More specifically, the Ashwagandha root:
- Activates and increase the levels of macrophages, specialized immune cells involved in the detection and destruction of bacteria and other harmful organisms
- Promotes the development of antibodies, large, Y-shaped proteins also used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects in the body (e.g., pathogenic bacteria and viruses)
Help fight sickness and support the body’s inflammatory response
Ashwagandha has also shown strong anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antibacterial properties that could help fight off sickness.
In other words, Ashwagandha for teenagers might be a useful back-to-school supplement you could add to your child’s breakfast smoothie to support their immune health.
A study with Ashwagandha root extract showed lower rates of infection.
Whether this benefit is due to Ashwagandha's antibacterial or immune-boosting qualities, or possibly even both, is unclear.
Help improve muscular strength and physical endurance
My daughter, Ari, loves aerial silks.
And while I know that physical activity is good for her, sometimes, I can’t help but worry that she’d hurt herself.
So, it’s heartening to know that Ashwagandha could help promote kids’ and teens’ muscle mass and strength — which may, in turn, lower their risk of sports-related injuries. (Phew.)
In an 8-week randomized human trial involving 40 healthy adult college students, researchers found that 500 mg of Ashwagandha root extract supplementation daily improved muscular strength, endurance, speed, and coordination better than a placebo.
Ashwagandha supplementation is a great way to support your child’s emotional health.
But it doesn’t have to be the only thing you use in your toolbox. Below, you'll find 3 complementary and integrative health practices you could explore with your child to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders.
That said, I’d advise that you seek the go-ahead from your child’s primary physician and/or mental health provider before proceeding with any of the following complementary treatment options.
#1: Breathing and relaxation techniques
Relaxation techniques may reduce short-term anxiety in kids and teens with ongoing health problems.
These techniques have also been shown to be useful for older adults with anxiety.
Deep breathing, 4-7-8 breathing, or Pranayama exercises are very beneficial to stay calm, plus reduce stress and anxiety symptoms in minutes.
Several Harvard Medical School studies have shown that meditation could help with an array of physical and mental conditions, including:
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
While some of those findings have been questioned because several studies had small sample sizes or problematic experimental designs, there’s plenty of promise.
Well-designed and well-run studies have supported meditation's benefits in several key areas — including depression, chronic pain, and anxiety — in patients engaging in a mindfulness meditation program.
Specifically, the patients experienced improvements similar to what they would have experienced with other existing treatments.
Ah, and of course, how can I possibly forget yoga?
Yoga, which combines physical postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and a distinct philosophy, is one of the top 10 practices of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms.
Moreover, daily yoga practice could help build strength, correct body postures, cultivate self-awareness, and reduce sleep-related disorders.
Tribe Organics performs exhaustive research to find the most beneficial ingredients supported by science
After learning of Ashwagandha’s numerous benefits for kids and teens, you might be interested in getting our Ashwagandha KSM-66 Gummies for your little one.
But you still have 1 tiny reservation: is it safe?
At Tribe Organics, we know that children's (immature) immune systems are more sensitive to external agents, such as germs, toxins, and supplementation than adults'.
And that's why we've gone to great lengths to source scientific studies and clinical trials that have specifically tested kids’ and teens’ tolerance for Ashwagandha.
You can check out the clinical trials below.
Ultimately, the current body of scientific literature suggests that Ashwagandha has no toxic effect of any kind — even after 8 months of daily consumption. The Ayurvedic herb is also highly recommended as a growth promoter in children.
Our obsession with safety doesn’t stop there.
With our Ashwagandha KSM-66 Gummies for Kids and Teens, we also:
Use USA-based pharma-grade manufacturing equipment and facilities (that use world-class production and quality assurance processes)
Adhere to Good Manufacturing Practice Guidelines (GMP) regulated by the FDA
Insist on third-party testing; “standard” testing protocol doesn’t cut it for us — instead, our manufacturers are third-party certified, which means our gummies have been thoroughly screened for potency, contaminants (e.g., mold, bacteria, and salmonella), and heavy metals.
Formulate our gummies without additives; that means no magnesium stearate, stearic acid, dioxides, sulfates, artificial ingredients, or preservatives, and no adulteration with ashwagandha leaves, according to the traditional Ayurvedic practice. Non-GMO, Gluten-free, Kosher, and without any harmful ingredients.
There is a major problem with the way most dietary supplements are produced.
Most of them contain harmful substances, including magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and a long list of others.
Many manufacturers use these ingredients to speed up their manufacturing process and save money … at the expense of the consumer’s (i.e., in this case, our children’s) health.
But we do things differently at Tribe Organics. Very differently.
We prioritize your child's health. And so, because of that, we will never add harmful additives to shorten our manufacturing timeline and/or pad our bottom line. With TRIIBE, you can rest assured that our gummies are:
- 100% free of any harmful additives.
- Third-party tested for potency (i.e., that they contain what the label says).
- Clinically tested for safety in kids and teenagers.