Ashwagandha is rich in a variety of active compounds that may influence important body processes. Many of its benefits are down to its withanolides compounds which are anti-inflammatory and have been shown to improve cognitive functioning. It also contains many phenolic compounds- including flavonoids which have hypoglycemic activity and demonstrated anti-diabetic effects. Its powerful antioxidants also help to destroy the free radicals that cause damage in our body. It also contains alkaloids, amino acids, neurotransmitters, sterols, tannins, lignans and triterpenes.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, helping the body to cope when under stress and bringing it back into balance. It has benefits for many body systems, including the immune, neurological, endocrine and reproductive systems. It’s may have thyroid-modulating, neuroprotective, anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has been shown to reduce cortisol levels, which are stress hormones that can become chronically elevated. It also supports thyroid and adrenal function, and offers benefits for male fertility and healthy testosterone levels.
Ashwagandha may also promote athletic performance by supporting heart and lung capacity. It is beneficial for those who are training a lot, or struggling with low energy levels.
Who should use Ashwagandha Alive?
Over time, stress can negatively affect overall well-being. Ashwagandha can help to support the body, because it may help to prevent and combat the damaging effects of everyday stressors.
It is a great support for busy, stressful lives. It offers benefits for the nervous system, cognitive functioning, low mood, and sleep disturbances.
Why Fermented Ashwagandha Alive?
We use the ancient art of fermentation with our unique kefir-kombucha process to enhance and activate our herbs. Many of the actives contained in the herbs increase in potency, and become much more bio-available to us. A well-regarded herb in ancient Ayurvedic medicine, Ashwagandha is highly prized for its many benefits to the mind, body and spirit. We use our unique fermentation process to create a highly active, highly bio-available form of Ashwagandha.
How to use
Start with one capsule a day for a week and you can increase to two capsules a day after this if needed. Take it during the daytime to help the body cope with busy, stressful days, or later in the evening to support deeper, restful sleep.