Ashwagandha - also known as Indian Winter Cherry - is a shrub cultivated in India and North America whose roots have been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic practitioners for various health issues. The root contains flavonoids and many active ingredients of the with anolide class.
Several studies over the past few years have looked into whether this herb has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. Unfortunately, there isn't enough information to judge whether it is effective for any of them.
Health Benefits of Ashwagandha For Relief of Anxiety, Depression & Stress?
The roots of ashwagandha are used extensively in Ayurveda, the classical Indian system of medicine. In rodent studies ashwagandha has been shown to reduce anxiety and have a positive effect on mood. Ashwagandha is used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.
Some people also use ashwagandha for improving thinking ability, decreasing pain and swelling (inflammation), and preventing the effects of aging. It is also used for fertility problems in men and women and also to increase sexual desire.
Warnings & "Scams"
What about negative side-effects?...
Although there are little known side effects to Ashwagandha, this might be due to the fact that few clinical studies have been conducted. In fact, that may be the biggest draw back to this ingredient - almost no clinical data.
The anecdotal evidence reported is right in line with that of a normal "placebo" and hence, a waste.
The other negativity with Ashwagandha in treating Anxiety & Depression, is that it's one of those herbs that claims to cure "everything". From arthritis to impotence, memory loss to panic attacks, fatigue to depression.
Personally, I don't like any herb or product that claims to have so many applications and yet, NO clinical data to back up anything.
Bottom Line: I don't recommend using this ingredient.
So, What's YOURBest & Safest Solution?...
Only broccoli for health?...
I'll be honest with you. No one single ingredient works at 100% effectiveness forever, let alone for every person. And that includes Ashwagandha or any other single herb or nutrient.
Think about it. Just like you don't eat only broccoli for best health, you don't want to use only one herb or nutrient either.
Because Ashwagandha is not used for anything specific and it has no clinical studies, I would suggest you HOLD OFF from using it and utilize other proven ingredients (that are clinically PROVEN to work and are safe to use). Personally, I think it's just hype and a waste of money!
But when it comes to Relief of Anxiety, Depression & Stress, here are other key ingredients you should look for, which are clinically proven AND safe, such as:
St. John's Wort(5% Hyperforin extract)
Valerian Root (4:1 extract)
Green Tea Extract/L-Theanine
Passion Flower(10:1 extract)
GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid)
When the above ingredients are utilized together and combined, there's a "synergy" where you get MORE positive effects, at a much LOWER dose. That's the secret!...
Confused? Too Many Options & Choices?
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