What Is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is an herb used in Ayurveda medicine. It is most commonly used as an relaxation promoting supplement.
The name means â€œsmell of a horse.â€ This name not only comes from the smell of the plant, but also from the traditional belief that ingesting the plant will confer the strength and virility of a horse.
Withanolides are a group of chemical compounds that act as antioxidants, which promote cell protection. Withanolides also remove cells that are no longer needed or are a threat to the body .
Ashwagandha Root Health Benefits
Supplementing with this extract promotes a general feeling of well-being and increase in motivation.*
Supplementing with Ashwagandha can benefit cardiovascular exercise. Because the supplement aids in the reduction of cortisol, workouts can be more intense for longer periods without soreness [1,2].*
Ashwagandha also has energy promoting benefits which allow for more energy during exercise . Power output can be increased when weightlifting while supplementing with Ashwagandha.*
Individuals should take one 500mg capsule once per day.
Synonyms: Withania Somnifera, Indian Ginseng, Smell of Horse, Winter Cherry, Dunal, Solanaceae