Ashwagandha shows remarkable promise for increasing brain function. It has been used in India for people with mental deficits in geriatric patients, including amnesia. Researchers have found that ashwagandha can increase acetylcholine receptor activity. Increased acetylcholine receptor capacity might partly explain the cognition-enhancing and memory-improving effects of extracts from ashwagandha observed in animals and humans. Further studies indicate that ashwagandha stimulates the growth of axons and dendrites.
According to scientists, Ashwagandha most likely affects multiple body systems to promote emotional well-being, mental sharpness and physical endurance. Pharmacological studies indicate the mechanism of action is Withaferin-A, a primary Withanolide in Ashwagandha, which stimulates neurotransmitter pathways in the brain. This effect enhances memory and other
cognitive processes. Scientists have yet to pinpoint the specific functions supporting immune system response and other regulatory body systems, though it is believed that all the active glycowithanolides that derive from the plant work together to alleviate anxiety and panic, mild mood swings, lack of mental clarity/focus and mental/physical fatigue.
Research has also found that raw ashwagandha increases the levels of three naturally powerful antioxidants: superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase. The effects of these antioxidants may explain the reported anti-stress, cognition-facilitating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects produced in experimental animal and in clinical situations.
These findings are consistent with the therapeutic use of ashwagandha root in Ayurveda as an overall health promoter. The root is primarily recognized for its adaptogenic properties. An adaptogen is a physiological agent with the ability to naturally increase the body's resistance to emotional and physical stresses. Ayurvedic practitioners traditionally use Ashwagandha to promote gentle relaxation, emotional balance, and sexual vitality
Some possible benefits of our Raw Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder may include:
● Improving memory & mental function
● Benefits for occasional panic attacks & anxiety
● Battling depression & stabilizing mild to moderate mood changes
● Combating mental or physical fatigue
● Enhancing immune-system support
Ashwagandha Root is a variety of Nightshade (Solanaceae) which is the common name used to describe a diverse group of over 2,700 species of plants including fruits, vegetables, herbs, medicinals, shrubs, vines, and trees that contain a toxic alkaloid called Atropine.
For more information about Nightshade click here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanaceae
Suggested Use: 2 teaspoons daily.
Botanical Name: Withania Somnifera
Other Names: Winter Cherry, Indian Ginseng, Indian Winter Cherry
Ingredients: Raw Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder.
Origin: India - Certified Organic
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy.
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