Aswagandha Extract Powder (High Strength 15:1, Indian Ginseng)
High Strength Ashwagandha Extract Powder 15:1
High strength 15:1 extract (7% Withanolides, 3% Alkaloids)
Ashwagandha extract is sourced from the Ashwagandha plant, also known as Indian ginseng, Poison gooseberry or Winter cherry. Scientifically, the plant is referred to as Withania somnifera. “Ashwagandha” means “smell of the horse” and this is due to its unique scent and ability to lead to increased body strength and endurance, similar to that of a horse. The herbal plant emits odor similar to the horse sweat. Some people also refer to the Ashwagandha root as “the king of Ayurvedic herbs” due to the different qualities it brings to the medical world.
The earliest use of Ashwagandha can be traced back to about 3000 years ago. The shrubby plant with yellow flowers and a red fruit is native to India, the Middle East and North Africa. Its earliest use was as a natural stress and anxiety reliever. However, with time, numerous benefits of Ashwagandha plant were detected hence its present rich use. In Ayurveda and traditional medical practices, the medical herb was classified as “Rasayana”. The latter consists of elements which help in recovery and rejuvenation of the body and overall wellbeing of the body. Such herbs lead to longevity and lengthening of life. The ashwagandha plant is in the same family as eggplants and tomatoes i.e. Solanaceae (nightshade) family.
The herbaceous Ashwagandha plant grows to a height of between 30 and 150 cm. The roots and leaves, which are dried and ground into the extract powder, contain withanolides in different concentration. Ashwagandha leaves have a relatively bitter taste. These are steroidal lactones which are attributed to the beneficial properties of the herbal extract. However, the most beneficial part of the plant is the roots as they contain tonics and tinctures. It is the part that is dried and ground to give rise to the extract powder.
Health Benefits of Ashwagandha Extract
Ashwagandha extract is suitable when it comes to increasing muscle strength and size. For those in the fitness and bodybuilding field, the herbal extract makes sure that the strength gains are kept in check and you are able to lift more with time. This especially applies if one engages in exercises that are quite strenuous on the muscles e.g. resistance training and high intensity interval training (HIIT). The muscles are able to exhibit considerable growth with time as well, with reduced body fat proportions. Equally, recovery is fast and there is lesser exercise-triggered muscle damage. The joints are also strengthened and you are able to operate optimally especially during their workout sessions.
As an adaptogen, Ashwagandha extract has the effect of promoting balance in the body and this includes nourishing all the systems within: immune system, central nervous system, endocrine and reproductive systems. It also helps ring about concentration and alertness. It is also used to boost mood alongside being used to control blood sugar levels. It is also used for weight loss purposes.
For the longest time, Ashwagandha has been used as an organic aphrodisiac. It is able to stimulate production of more testosterone as well as strengthen male fertility. As an aphrodisiac it leads to an increased sperm count as well as sperm motility. The aforementioned are what majorly make up male fertility. You are therefore guaranteed of an improved sex life.
How to take Ashwagandha Extract Powder
500mg (approx 1/2 teaspoon) once or twice a day as directed by your healthcare practitioner, can be take with hot or cold water, in warm milk and honey, in juices or smoothies or directly with honey.