So here we are telling you to include a herb in your diet which you might not be able to pronounce. You’re not alone, but read on to find out more about this incredible herb and the many health benefits it holds. Ashwagandha has been studied extensively and we are proud to incorporate it in our formulations.
Benefits of supplementing with Ashwagandha:
- Anxiety and stress.
Ashwagandha has been shown to promote healthy levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) as well as counteract the inflammatory processes which are stimulated in response to stress.
- Nervous system
It is considered neurosupportive and a nootropic herb as it seems to support the function and structure of the nervous system. Nootropic herbs promote healthy cognitive functioning. Ashwagandha stimulates the brain’s pathways for GABA, a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating muscle tone and promoting calmness. It supports a stable and calm mood, and it helps to regulate the natural cortisol rhythm. Several studies have been conducted and found Ashwagandha supports healthy sleep.
- Reproductive system
The adrenals in your endocrine system is necessary for survival while reproduction isn’t. The HPA axis and the response to stress are naturally connected to sperm production and fertility in men. In women it’s responsible for hormonal balance and fertility. Cortisol is produced from the same precursors responsible for the production of hormones, under stress the body will prefer production of cortisol instead of testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It’s imperative to maintain healthy cortisol levels in order for your body to produce reproductive hormones.
- Benefits for men
Ashwagandha supports healthy muscle strength and recovery. It promotes healthy levels of creatinine kinase, which reduces muscle damage which occur during exercise. Ashwagandha has shown to support a healthy stress response, healthy sperm levels as well as normal levels of testosterone.
Ashwagandha has shown to support lean body weight and a healthy fat to muscle ration as it seems to have an overall anabolic action. It supports weight gain during the body’s natural growth phase. Ashwagandha may even support blood glucose and blood lipid levels within normal ranges as well as promote healthy fat oxidation.
- Joint health
In human studies it has shown to mitigate levels of C-reactive protein – a systemic marker for the body’s inflammatory response. Ashwagandha has even shown to aid occasional joint pain, swelling, stiffness and discomfort in healthy individuals.