Ashwagandha is an important herb in Ayurveda, an ancient form of traditional medicine that has been used in India and southern Asia for thousands of years.
Ashwagandha is traditionally used for medicinal purposes. It’s classified as an “adaptogen”, meaning that it can help your body adapt to and manage stress. It has many benefits for your brain and body, such as reducing cortisol, which in turn improves brain function and helps to relieve anxiety. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that work to improve overall health.
Encapsulated extracts are a very convenient way to take Ashwagandha daily. When choosing an Ashwagandha supplement it is important to check the ingredients on the bottle to ensure that what you are taking is actually an extract rather than just a powder. This is because extracts are much more potent than herb powders. True extracts, such as the 10:1 extract used in Orgen Ashwagandha have a higher concentration of withanolides (the substance within the Ashwagandha that gives it its strength). Orgen Ashwagandha contains 2.5% withanolides, so one capsule containing 500mg of extract has the strength of 5,000mg of powder.
In summary, there are many benefits to supplementing your diet with Ashwagandha. It can help many aspects of health and overall well-being, including the following:
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Calms mental processes
- Fosters healthy sleep patterns
- Supports sustained energy levels
- Promotes healthy functioning of the adrenals
- Adaptogen to help increase resistance to stress
Orgen Nutraceuticals offers Ashwagandha in 10:1 extract form with 2..5% withanolides, a form much more potent than any of the powders that are sold on the market today. Find more information on Orgen Ashwagandha here.