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3 Benefits of Ashwagandha for Health, Weight loss and Performance!
Ashwagandha is a small plant with yellow flowers that is native to India and Southeast Asia that has been in eastern medicine for centuries! It is actually one of the most important herbs in an alternative medicine known as Ayurveda which is formed on the Indian principles of natural healing. For thousands of years, ashwagandha has been used to relieve stress, increase energy levels and improve concentration.
Reduced Stress and Anxiety!
Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen, which are known substances to aid the body to cope with stress. It has been shown to help with stress and anxiety. Scientists believe it helps to control mediators of stress including limiting the production of the stress hormone cortisol, and other proteins associated with stress. It has also been found to reduce the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, which is one of the systems responsible for regulating the body's stress response.
Helping to reduce stress and anxiety can help individuals have an easier time with dieting and sleep regulation. We know that by managing stress you are more likely to have less cravings, and get better sleep. Having better quality sleep will help regulate your hunger hormones allowing you to know when you are actually hungry and full. Good sleep also allows your body to better utilize fat burning as energy. Overall helping with one's weight loss journey!
Ashwagandha has been shown to help enhance physical performance, including strength and oxygen use during exercise. Oxygen use refers to one’s VO2 max which essentially measures the fitness level of your heart and lungs being able to carry oxygen around the body to prevent fatigue! Studies have shown ashwagandha to help increase athletes muscle size and strength compared to placebos!
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