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Ashwagandha gets lampooned on Saturday Night Live. That’s great news! - podcastAshwagandha gets lampooned on Saturday Night Live. That’s great news! - podcast

You know you're ready for prime time when the Not Ready for Prime Time Players do a skit on you on SNL. Ashwakanda forever!

Todd Runestad

March 28, 2019

Ashwagandha gets lampooned on Saturday Night Live. That’s great news! - podcast


Adaptogenic herbs might be as close to the silver bullet as it gets—lowers stress, increases energy sans jittery caffeine, improves mental clarity. While ginseng has been around longer, ashwagandha has been leading the adaptogenic charge for the past three to five years. Its rise is so pronounced it has hopped out of the supplements bottle and is now the front-of-pack leader in functional beverages. Listen to Todd Runestad, senior editor, Natural Products INSIDER, talk with Mark Blumenthal, founder/executive director of the American Botanical Council, Scott Larkin, president of Connect Nutrition, and Carl Germano, author of Road to Ananda, published in 2019 and all about the endocannabinoid system and CBD. They’ll talk about:

  • What it means for consumer acceptance once ashwagandha gets lampooned on SNL.

  • The top 10 adaptogenic herbs on the market today.

  • Why hemp-derived CBD may be the new king of the adaptogenic set.


About the Author(s)

Todd Runestad

Content Director, NaturalProductsInsider.com, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for newhope.com, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

Connect with me here https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddrunestad/

My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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