This surely is the philosophers stone of herbs. Unlike the other products we sell, Ashwagandha is not a mushroom, but a plant that grows in Africa, the Middle East and India. The roots are some of the most amazing natural medicine going around. Ashwagandha can reduce anxiety and stress, help fight depression, boost fertility and testosterone in men, increase muscle mass, decrease fat percentage, and even boost brain function.
Supplementing with Ashwagandha may be one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve your health and quality of life. We particularly love Ashwagandha for couples who are trying to conceive. Studies have shown that Ashwagandha supplements may have powerful effects on testosterone levels and reproductive health.
Research Study 1 – In a group of 75 infertile men, the sub-group treated with Ashwagandha showed increased sperm count and swimming strength. What's more, the treatment led to a significant increase in testosterone levels. The researchers also reported that the group who took the herb had increased antioxidant levels in their blood.
Study 2 - Men who received Ashwagandha for stress experienced higher antioxidant levels and better sperm quality. After 3 months of treatment, 14% of the men's partners had become pregnant.
This, combined with the potential stress reduction in females, is a fantastic recipe to support couples looking to expand their family.
In a separate, but equally important note, we love Ashwagandha as a way to naturally lower cholesterol. Now, there's good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Having too much LDL cholesterol can be a problem. High LDL cholesterol over time can damage your arteries, contribute to heart disease, and increase your risk for a stroke. Ashwagandha may help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Study 3 - One study of rats found that Ashwagandha lowered total cholesterol and triglyceride levels by 53% and nearly 45%, respectively.
Study 4 - While controlled human studies have reported less dramatic results, they have observed some impressive improvements in these markers. In a 60-day study of chronically stressed adults, the group taking the highest dosage of Ashwagandha extract experienced, on average, a 17% decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol and an 11% decrease in triglycerides.
We could wax lyrical for days on the benefits of Ashwagandha. Whatever ails you, simply sprinkle a little magic into your day and watch the positivity flow.