Our Organic Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) for centuries.
Ashwagandha is a small, evergreen shrub that grows in India, Africa, and the Middle East. The root of the plant is used to make our powder.
What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are called adaptogens because they help the body adapt to stress. They do this by increasing the body’s resistance to stressors, both physical and emotional. Adaptogens work by balancing the body’s hormones and neurotransmitters, and by improving the function of the immune system.
Health benefits of Ashwagandha, backed by science:
- Reducing stress and anxiety: Ashwagandha has been shown to be effective in reducing stress and anxiety in a number of studies. It may work by increasing the production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps to calm the brain. (R 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Reducing symptoms of depression : Ashwagandha may work by increasing the production of dopamine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters that are involved in mood regulation. (R 1, 2, 3, 4)
- Improving sleep: Ashwagandha may help to improve sleep quality by reducing stress and anxiety. It may also help to increase the amount of time you spend in deep sleep, which is the most restorative stage of sleep. (R 1, 2)
- Reducing inflammation: Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is a major factor in many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. (R 1, 2, 3)
- Improving athletic performance: Ashwagandha may help to improve athletic performance by increasing testosterone levels and reducing cortisol levels. Testosterone is a hormone that helps to build muscle and strength, while cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress and can impair athletic performance. (R 1, 2, 3)
- Improving brain function : according to researchers, Ashwagandha’s compounds, including WA, have antioxidant effects in the brain, benefiting cognitive health. (R 1, 2)
- Regulating blood sugar levels: Ashwagandha may help to regulate blood sugar levels by increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body to use glucose for energy. (R 1, 2)
- Boosting testosterone : an ashwagandha treatment was associated with an 18% greater increase in DHEA-S, a sex hormone involved in testosterone production. (R 1)
It is important to note that adaptogens work differently for everyone, and some people may experience more benefits than others.
How to use your Organic Ashwagandha powder :
Mix 1/2 tsp in a food, 1 to 2 times per day.
Ashwagandha possesses a distinct herbal taste that becomes nearly unnoticeable when incorporated into smoothies, hot chocolate, porridge, and other mildly sweet preparations. However, when blended into yogurt, its unique flavor becomes more pronounced.
If you experience any side effects, such as fatigue, headache, or stomach upset, stop taking the adaptogen and talk to your doctor.
You should consult your healthcare provider before taking ashwagandha if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking immunosuppressants, sedatives, antidepressants, or other medications