Does Ashwagandha Have Benefits Beyond Stress Relief?

Does Ashwagandha Have Benefits Beyond Stress Relief?

Ashwagandha has been a staple herb in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia. It has a long history of use as a special class of herb known as rasayanas or ‘rejuvenators’ that is capable of imparting longevity and youthful vigor by supporting all channels of the body to provide optimum nutrients to cells of the body.1 Ashwagandha, also known as Winter Cherry, Sleeping Berry, or Indian Ginseng, is a small, fruiting plant related to hot peppers. It produces velvety, teardrop shaped leaves and small, orange berries, enveloped in thin papery leaflets that resemble those of a tomatillo. Multiple bioactive compounds have been identified in the leaves, stems and roots of Ashwagandha.2 Though the herb is widely prized traditionally as an adaptogen and potent regulator of the body’s stress response, emerging science reveals its benefits extend well beyond this role, including: 

Improves Physical Endurance  

Ashwagandha is said to increase physical energy and stamina and has many other beneficial properties. Ashwagandha has been evaluated for its potential to support improvements in endurance, physical stamina, and athletics. It has been shown to improve markers of cardiovascular performance in many different types of people including sedentary people and elite athletes.1,3 

Stabilizes Immune Activation 

Ashwagandha is a potent supporter of immune health. A growing body of research suggests ashwagandha carries a marked role in immune activity, impacting multiple points of immune activity related to both innate and adaptive immune responses as well as mitigating the inflammatory cascade.4,5,6 Rapid action and a robust response are needed for the immune system to be able to appropriately recognize and respond to viruses, bacteria, and allergens. 

Supports Reproductive Health and Hormone Balance 

Studies reveal that ashwagandha can aid in the management of sexual dysfunction concerns. Use of ashwagandha by women, led to significant self-reported improvements in several measures of arousal and satisfaction.7 Not just for the ladies, ashwagandha has been shown to clinically benefit the reproductive health of men as well. Its use in men has resulted in improvements to sperm quality and healthy levels of reproductive hormones.8 

From ancient healer to modern marvel, Ashwaganda’s benefits reach far and wide, impacting the body at multiple points and involving every bodily system. Vimergy Organic Ashwagandha delivers 2200mg herbal equivalent per serving in a potent 10:1 liquid extract. Formulated with minimal ingredients, Vimergy Organic Ashwagandha provides the purity, potency, performance, and value our community deserves with none of the potentially harmful additives.

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