Ashwagandha has been utilized in Ayurveda for hundreds of years, and at the moment, has been proven in analysis to lower cortisol ranges1, the physique’s stress hormone.*
As integrative doctor Cindy Tsai, M.D. beforehand defined to mbg, “Ashwagandha helps to control numerous mind pathways and reduce cortisol ranges general in order that we will keep calm and relaxed,” including, “It’s soothing and particularly useful for many who are feeling ‘wired and drained,’ anxiousness, and confused.”*
However one of the simplest ways to get these advantages is to make sure your ashwagandha has excessive glycowithanolide content material. Glycowithanolides are the distinctive plant compounds (aka phytonutrients) in ashwagandha that ship its well being advantages within the physique, and ashwagandha extracts with a glycowithanolide content material of 20% or increased are thought-about increased high quality and extra premium.
By way of dosage, scientific analysis means that at a dose of 120 to 240 mg, ashwagandha extract can present advantages of enhanced temper and stress aid2, together with a discount in key stress biomarkers (e.g., cortisol).*