What are the benefits of Ashwagandha?
King of Ayurvedic herbs and strongly adaptogenic, Ashwagandha is rapidly accruing clinical data demonstrating its ability to balance emotions and support mental wellbeing.
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- What does Ashwagandha do / How does Ashwagandha work?
- What are the benefits of Ashwagandha in relation to brain health?
- Ashwagandha’s benefits for men
- Ashwagandha’s benefits for women
- Which products contain Ashwagandha?
An introduction to Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb which, for thousands of years, has been used as a tonic for balancing emotions and improving mood. Fast forward to the present day and Ashwagandha is receiving significant interest from the scientific community due to the amount of data being compiled, which repeatedly demonstrates the herbs wide ranging benefits on mental wellbeing.
Discover the full range of Ashwagandha's benefits below...
What does Ashwagandha do?
Ashwagandha is recognised as strongly apoptogenic (meaning that it balances emotions) due to its profound ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and levels of fatigue in the brain, while significantly boosting mental wellbeing.
Many studies have focused on Ashwagandha’s ability to reduce cortisol (“the stress hormone”), and results from clinical testing consistently demonstrate that Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual's resistance towards stress.
In addition to its adaptogenic effects, Ashwagandha is being studied for its ability to support brain function, the herb even appears to reduce the build-up of specific plaques in the brain which are linked to a number of neurodegenerative diseases.
What are the benefits of Ashwagandha in relation to brain health?
Stress and Anxiety : The bulk of the current scientific research has focused on Ashwagandha’s ability to reduce stress and serum (blood) cortisol levels, assisting with stress and anxiety management.
Ashwagandha supports Brain Health : Clinical trials investigating Ashwagandha indicate its extensive potential for neuroprotection. Neuroprotection is the ability to protect brain cells (neurons) from injury, degeneration & daily oxidative stress.
Ashwagandha supports Memory and Cognition : An eight-week peer reviewed and published study demonstrates that Ashwagandha enhances both immediate and general memory while improving attention and information processing speed. Ashwagandha supports a healthy Immune System: Ashwagandha extract has been found to significantly improve the immune profile of healthy adult subjects.
Ashwagandha’s benefits for men:
Testosterone Levels: Ashwagandha appears to positively influence testosterone levels in men, which may support muscle growth and reproductive health.
Fertility: Ashwagandha is being investigated for its ability to improve sperm quality and count. A recent study conducted over a three-month period observed the effect of daily Ashwagandha supplementation on 75 infertile men. The study concluded that daily supplementation led to improvements in both sperm count and mobility.
Physical Strength: It is hypothesised (more clinical data is required for a definitive opinion) that by supporting testosterone and muscle growth, Ashwagandha can aid in enhancing physical performance.
Ashwagandha’s benefits for women:
Stress-Related Hormonal Changes: Thanks to its stress-relieving properties, Ashwagandha can help to support and alleviate PMS symptoms and mood fluctuations linked to hormonal shifts.
Mood Support: The herb's adaptogenic properties can help in managing mood variations.
Vitality: Ashwagandha can support energy levels, reducing the perception of daily fatigue.
Which products contain Ashwagandha?
Clarity+ and Serenity incorporate a market leading 600mg of Ashwagandha extract (as ultra premium KSM 66 Ashwagandha).
Both products blend Ashwagandha with other beneficial plant compounds including the Lion’s Mane Mushroom and Green Tea Extract (high in the amino acid L-Theanine).
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