What is Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha, from the Withania somnifera shrub, is a potent medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has a long history of use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for boosting stress resilience, energy, and exercise performance.
Benefits of Ashwagandha
- Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- This adaptogenic herb helps the body adapt to mental and physical stress
- Ashwagandha promotes calm by boosting the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain
- Ashwagandha influences energy levels and metabolism by enhancing thyroid function
- It's a natural supplement for greater exercise performance and recovery
How it Works
Our ashwagandha formula is made from standardized Withania somnifera root extract. It's a convenient way to consume this powerful health tonic, helping you manage stress and boost energy, performance, and overall well-being.
Many of ashwagandha's health benefits are due to its content of antioxidant compounds called withanolides. Each of our ashwagandha capsules contains a minimum of 11mg of active withanolides. These compounds scavenge unstable free radicals to combat oxidative damage and quell inflammation in the body.
Ashwagandha is known as an adaptogen, a compound that supports the body during times of mental and physical stress. Research suggests it lowers the amount of the stress hormone cortisol pumped out by the adrenal glands, and in doing so reduces the negative effects of chronic stress like insomnia, anxiety, and burn out.
It also enhances gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signaling in the brain, preventing the over- excitability of neurons and inducing a sense of calm. A study on chronically stressed adults found ashwagandha significantly reduced feelings of stress, lowered cortisol levels, and improved sleep quality.
Another of ashwagandha's impressive benefits is its positive impact on thyroid function, necessary for optimal energy and metabolism. This makes it a useful natural supplement for athletes and exercise enthusiasts. The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found it increased muscle strength and muscle size and reduced exercise-induced muscle damage.
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Not recommended for pregnant/nursing women. Consult physician if taking medication (especially thyroid hormones) or have a medical condition (especially thyroid and gastrointestinal conditions, including ulcers). This product may cause digestive upset in some sensitive individuals. If you experience any gastrointestinal discomfort after using this product, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.