Ashwagandha Description

Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha comprises 500 mg of clinically researched KSM-66 Ashwagandha roots extract, a renowned adaptogenic herb that helps the body resist stress, balances energy and reduces fatigue by supporting, strengthening, and revitalising body functions. Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng and Indian winter cherry, is rich in antioxidants and has multiple health benefits, including anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycaemic properties. It is popular as a general tonic due to its rejuvenating effects. KSM-66 roots extract is produced by a unique extraction process based on green chemistry principles, making the final product a balanced blend various constituents as in original herb, without diluting any one constituent.

Benefits of Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha

1. Improves Sleep Quality

Sleep is critical for mental health and physical performance- ashwagandha root extract has natural sleep-inducing potential, which is well tolerated and improves sleep quality. A prospective, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study conducted on sleep-challenged subjects demonstrated supplementation of ashwagandha root extract for 10 weeks improved sleep quality, sleep efficiency, mental alertness and quality of life and reduced anxiety.

2. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic adaptogen, has a remarkable impact on stress- several studies suggest ashwagandha safely and effectively improves resistance towards stress, improving quality of life and preventing the onset of several life-threatening diseases.

3. Boosts Memory and Cognition

Ashwagandha helps improve memory, cognition and the ability to perform motor functions. Various studies support its effectiveness in improving immediate and overall memory, executive functions, attention and information-processing speed. Studies suggest ashwagandha is effective for people with mild cognitive impairment caused by ageing.

4. Increases Muscles Strength and Recovery 

Several studies support ashwagandha’s role in improving muscle strength and size. It is proven to increase speed, strength and muscle power. A 2016 research study published in the journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition found supplementation with ashwagandha significantly increases muscle mass and strength and should be combined with a resistance training programme.

5. Supports Heart Health

Ashwagandha enhances cardio-respiratory endurance and quality of life in healthy adults, including athletes, by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream.  An analysis of a few studies found taking ashwagandha significantly enhanced maximum oxygen consumption (VO2 max) in healthy adults and athletes. Vital oxygen capacity, which measures heart and lung fitness, is the maximum amount of oxygen an individual can utilise during intense activities. Having maximum optimal oxygen capacity is vital for athletes and non-athletes- low VO2 max is associated with increased mortality risk; higher VO2 max is associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

6. Boosts Testosterone levels

Ashwagandha has shown promising results in improving testosterone and hormonal balance. Studies show it increases the levels of Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a pre-hormone converted to testosterone in the human body.

Studies also support that taking a supplement of ashwagandha root extract twice a day improved muscle strength, size, and recovery by boosting testosterone levels, which also improves infertility in men, like it may improve the count, motility, and quality of semen. Improved quality of semen with stress -related infertility issues is also been supported by studies on ashwagandha.

Though the proper mechanism behind this is unknown, studies support ashwagandha’s role as adaptogen and anti-stress herb that provides antioxidant support to testicles to perform its action- producing testosterone.

7. Reduces Inflammation

Ashwagandha is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Withanolides in ashwagandha posses strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, acting as a pain reliever and preventing pain signals from traveling along the central nervous system. Ashwagandha helps reduce inflammation caused by muscle and joint breakdown and quickens recovery. It also helps relieve arthritis pain.

8. Helps manage diabetes

Research suggests ashwagandha extract helps bring diabetes under control as it stimulates the production of insulin and reduces sugar levels in the blood. A research study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences indicates that the extract of withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) has good antidiabetic potential since the crude extract has a synergistic effect on glucose uptake in the presence of insulin.

How Should You take Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha?

Take a tablet of Ashwagandha with lukewarm or normal water or as directed by a healthcare professional.

When should you take Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha?

Take a tablet of Ashwagandha anytime during the day.

Who can take Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha?

Steadfast Nutrition’s Ashwagandha can be taken by individuals suffering from stress, office goers, athletes, fitness enthusiasts, weight watchers, individuals who want to improve their memory and cognition, and those looking for plant- based supplements to boost testosterone levels.