Withania Somnifera otherwise known as Ashwagandha is a natural Indian herb that has been around for thousands of years. Only in the last 5-10years has it started to be used for many benefits in the supplement/health industry for essentially being a “miracle herb”.
Ashwangandha has unique properties when consumed, allowing for an individual to experience a more euphoric feeling whilst preventing any anxiety or stress. Ashwagandha if consumed at its efficacious dose of 600mg of KSM 66, has the ability to reduce anxiety symptoms which can combat stress prior to going to bed, or if consumed in the morning to reduce cortisol levels. Recent studies have shown that this herb can help lower blood sugar levels, boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and depression to name a few.
Depression is a very serious condition that many people suffer on a daily basis. An emphasis on more health products in the sports and health industry have rocketted in the last couple of years. This has been implemented, as many individuals have invested more time into learning about many different health supplements. A recent study suggested from the results gathered, a 79% decrease in severe depression which is a significant result. Another benefit for consuming daily is it has a positive affect on reducing inflammation in the body. It has been shown to reduce markers of inflammation such as C-reaction protein (CRP). This is very important to keep under control as it can lead to increased risks of heart attacks.
Ashwagandha is safe for both males and females looking to reduce any anxiety and stress symptoms on a daily basis. A fantastic ingredient that offers many benefits to an individuals health. More and more supplement and health companies are producing more products containing Ashwagandha due to its many health benefits.
Who may benefit from Ashwagandha you may ask? Well, everyone. Many individuals who may have a physically/mentally demanding job, a mum dropping her kids off at school or a university student looking to enhance their cognitive experience. Ashwagandha has been a proven and affective ingredient to consume daily, with the addition of other fantastic ingredients that may work synergistically with this herb. Health is not all about being physically strong or having a great physique, it is about having a nice balance in life. This is important alongside an individuals emotional and mental state.
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