Let’s talk Ashwaganda
Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine. It is used to help increase vitality, energy, endurance and stamina, promote longevity, and strengthen the immune system, , improve learning, memory, and reaction time, and reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness. It enhances thyroid and adrenal function. This herb has been shown in studies to have as strong an anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effect as leading name brand medications. Premature aging is associated with increased oxidative stress.
Ashwagandha is powerful at reducing tension and stress on the brain and nervous system. Bringing down the number of damaged cells caused by stress by 80%. Its has been shown to support the regeneration and reconstruction of nerve cells and synapses. This suggests that ashwagandha could help reverse states of brain and nervous system degeneration. In the largest human trial using ashwagandha the herb was shown to reduce cortisol levels up to 26%. Chronically elevated cortisol increases inflammatory and degenerative processes in the body.