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What is Ashwagandha and How is it Used?

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If you’ve been wondering what ashwagandha is and what it’s used for, you’re not alone. While the supplement has been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, it is still relatively uncommon in the United States. The plant is sometimes referred to as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry and is a shrub that is native to India and Northern Africa. Extracts or powders from the roots and leaves have become a popular supplement around the world due to its health benefits. The word itself can be translated to a term that describes the smell of the root as being “like a horse.” Ashwagandha may be taken either as an extract or a powder, and helps to support a healthy stress response and decrease feelings of stress. Check your ashwagandha supplement to see some of the benefits your specific product provides.

 

Why Take Ashwagandha?

If you’re wondering what ashwagandha is good for, look to traditional Ayurvedic medicine, one of India’s oldest medical systems. People have been taking ashwagandha for thousands of years. While more conclusive research must still be done, the studies on the effects of this supplement have been promising.

Ashwagandha promotes stress relief and relaxation. When it’s taken in conjunction with multivitamins, your everyday health needs can be met and your body can perform at its best. And, you can look into stress and mood supplements with ashwagandha that support a healthy mood, stress response and relaxation.* Learn more about increasing your mental focus or how to build a healthy routine with vitamins.

 *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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