The name “Ashwagandha” comes from Indian and is used primarily in Ayurvedic medicine. Ashwagandha is a dietary supplement obtained from the leaves as well as the root of the ashwaganda plant. The ashwaganda plant is also known as “sleeping berry”, but the berries are poisonous and must not be consumed. What special effect has the superfood Ashwagandha, you will learn in this article.
The active ingredients of the ashwagandha plant
Ashwagandha has a broad-spectrum effect and can be used for many purposes. One of the most valuable active substances in the plant is vitanolide. In addition, ashwagandha contains many other phytonutrients, which additionally form a synergy, making this plant a real superfood.
The special mode of action in our body
Taking ashwagandha achieves numerous effects on our body and, above all, has a balancing effect. The superfood has a great effect on the hormonal system, as it is responsible for increasing the testosterone DHEA. The increase results in further positive effects. Ashwagandha ensures that the cortisol balance is balanced. Cortisol levels that are too high are thus lowered and cortisol levels that are too low are increased. Cortisol is a hormone that we release more of in stressful situations. The building blocks that our system needs to break down the excess cortisol in the body are then lacking in other areas of the body. This means that someone under chronic continuous stress automatically “loses” the building blocks for progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other hormones. Therefore, persistent stress can cause health consequences. Basically, the stress should be avoided as much as possible. However, if your current life situation does not allow for this, for example because you have small children or have to care for family members, you can support your body excellently with the intake of Ashwagandha and thus avoid severe health consequences due to stress.
Furthermore, the hormone LH is increased, which is important for the libido as well as the fertility of men and women. The increase of DHEA has a positive anti-aging effect. In general, ashwagandha provides better fat burning and thus can play a crucial role in weight loss. The superfood also has a protective and cleansing effect on the blood vessels. For this reason, it has a great effect on our brain and therefore is also considered an anti-dementia drug. Ashwagandha balances and raises thyroid hormones when necessary. It also cleanses the thyroid gland. Phenomenally, ashwagandha has also been shown to lower LDL bad cholesterol as well as blood sugar levels. This is especially interesting for people who suffer from diabetes.
Another great benefit of the ashwagandha plant is its effect on our immune system. It has an immunostimulating effect on the one hand and a balancing effect on the other. This achieves an incredible effect in autoimmune diseases. It also provides increased blood formation. Last but not least, Ashwagandha has anti-inflammatory effects and can be successfully used for chronic joint pain and rheumatism.
The intake of ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is available in various forms. The amount of intake is basically individual, but since Ashwagandha has hardly any side effects, an overdose in the sense is not possible.
We recommend starting with a normal dosage as indicated on the package and increasing the intake as needed. The only known side effect of ashwagandha is its effect on the gastrointestinal tract. There it can occasionally cause diarrhea. If this occurs, the dosage should be reduced accordingly.
If desired, we can also test the required intake amount via our remote testing of our remote healing practice.
Important when choosing the product are good sources from which you can get pesticide-free products, preferably organic quality.
Ashwagandha can be obtained over-the-counter and without complications and is super suitable as a support for a healthy and balanced lifestyle.