Ashwagandha

Perform beyond stress

Ashwagandha is historically known to support many areas of health. Modern research has demonstrated remarkable benefits to brain function and hormonal health for both men and women.

benefits

How

Ashwagandha

can help you:

As a highly respected herb, originating from the Ayurvedic philosophy, Ashwagandha has earnt a strong reputation as a versatile adaptogen. It may help to ease stress, promote mental clarity and calmness.

Nootropic/Brain Function

  • Promotes Neurite outgrowth, which may lead to a greater ability to connect ideas and bridge thoughts, facilitating better cognition (1)
  • GABA mimetic, therefore may produce anti-anxiety, anti-stress effects (2).
  • Elicits pro-memory, pro-learning effects, by virtue of enhancing Acetylcholine production in the brain (3).
  • Increases Dopamine, therefore it may improve sexual health and mood (4).
  • Interacts with two critically important serotonin receptors, 5HT1A and 5HT2A (5), therefore may be a mechanism behind it’s powerful effect on feelings of anxiousness and low mood.
  • Highly neuroprotective via slowing, stopping and removing neuron and synaptic loss with age (8).

Hormonal Optimisation

  • Increases Testosterone in men, therefore may enhance libido, motivation and mood (14).
  • Increases Sperm count and motility, thereby enhancing fertility (13).
  • Balances estrogen and prolactin, two critical hormones for men and women (12).
  • Significant spermatogenic properties (11).

Stress

  • Lowers cortisol and facilitates the improvement of the entire HPA-axis, therefore displaying significant anti-stress activity (7).
  • GABA promoting activity, which is the brain’s master inhibitory, relaxing neurotransmitter, which may offset anxiety and promote sleep (10).
  • Typically recognised as a nervine, which nourishes, supports and protects the nerves from stress (9).
  • Reduces obsessive-compulsive symptoms in mice (6).

Longevity

  • Compared to the placebo subjects, the group treated with Ashwagandha had significantly greater increases in muscle strength on the bench-press exercise (14)
  • Ashwagandha resulted in a significantly greater decrease in body fat percentage than placebo (15)
  • Displays potent immunological enhancement, therefore strengthening to the immune system (16).
DOSAGE STRATEGY

How to use

Ashwagandha

1 capsule daily, preferrably before bed.

General population:

1 capsules daily.

Adults:

1 capsule daily, although 2 capsules is still within safety limits.

300mg
mg of

Ideal for:

Ashwagandha does have an acute effect on the brain and body, although it shows greater benefit when used longer than 2-3 months.

Athletes, Corporate workers, Students, Busy parents.

CAUTIONS

Ashwagandha

safety and
medication interactions.

Safety assessment

Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha Root Extract in Subclinical Hypothyroid Patients: A Double-Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Medication interactions

Please consult with a healthcare professional if you are on:
-Thyroid Medication
-Hormonal Replacement Therapy

Side Effects / Contraindications

Caution is advised for those who are suffering from a Thyroid disorder/condition, since Ashwagandha may impact thyroid function.

Allergies

Allergy to nightshades.

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