The Top 5 Reasons You Should be Taking Ashwagandha KSM-66
Our KSM-66 Ashwagandha provides exceptional quality, organically certified ashwagandha without the use of solvents or alcohol during the extraction process. For our capsules we use KSM-66®, a high-quality extract derived only from the roots of the plant. With extensive research and development and employing a unique extraction process, this makes it the highest concentration full spectrum extract on the market. Continue reading for our top 5 benefits of supplementing with KSM-66 Ashwagandha Capsules.
1. Reduced Cortisol Levels Leading to Stress Reduction
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogens are substances that modulate the body's cortisol levels and the response to stress and changing environments, helping the body to maintain its delicate balance in order to cope with external and internal stresses. Cortisol is known as the stress hormone because of its role in the body’s stress response, but it is also involved a variety of other functions, including blood sugar regulation, inflammation reduction, metabolism regulation and memory formulation. Cortisol is important for your health, but too much of it can lead to health conditions such as anxiety and depression, fatigue, increased blood pressure, headaches, suppressed immunity and insomnia. Studies show that supplementing with Ashwagandha lead to a reduction of cortisol levels, which can then lower stress levels, irritability and anxiety (1).
2. Increased Energy
We all get tired from time to time if we are leading a hectic lifestyle or have even just had a change in diet. Sleep is an essential component of human survival. Lack of quality sleep affects mood, general wellbeing and productivity. Ashwagandha’s ability to reduce stress and improve sleep quality can lead to an increase in energy.
3. Brain Health and Function
Ashwagandha root extract has been used to aid the brain for over 3,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha has powerful antioxidant properties that protect the brain and nervous system from oxidative stress. Studies have shown that Ashwagandha can enhance cognition, improve memory and support normal brain function (2).
4. Increase in Muscle Mass & Endurance
Research has shown that there are significant enhancements in both cardiovascular and respiratory endurance. Those who took ashwagandha had significantly greater increase in muscle strength and size, as well as reducing body fat percentage. (3)
5. Immune System Support
Ashwagandha has been used in Ayurvedic healing for a variety of conditions since ancient times. Because of its rejuvenating properties it has traditionally been given to people following illness to help strengthen the immune system. Ashwagandha may aid the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies and increasing counts of white blood cells, platelets and stem cells. The immune system is our body's defence mechanism, helping to protect us from diseases. Its job is to fight infection from bacteria, viruses and other microbes (4).