Ashwagandha is a rock star among the herbal supplements. Its literal translation from Sanskrit means ‘strength of a horse’ which means it provides the energy and vitality of a horse.
Ashwagandha is a powerful anti-stress agent which aids in coping with stress, reduces cortisol and keeps us relaxed. Hence it is used as an adaptogen. As a result, it also helps in improving the sleep quality. In fact it can be taken before bed time and will induce sleep. Its other benefits include:
- Increase energy and stamina
- Improve cognitive abilities
- Boosts overall immunity and protects against cold and flu
- Good source of anti-oxidants
- It can boost testosterone and hence improve the muscle mass and fertility levels
Side effects are very minimal. If taken it large doses, it can cause stomach upset and diarrhea.
I have been using Organic India Ashwagandha capsules since three months. It has reduced my stress levels to a great extent and has improved my sleep. I fall asleep easily and the sleep is more peaceful. Also my immunity levels has increased and sick time has reduced. I feel more energetic.
Each 400mg vegetarian capsule contains Organic Ashwagandha root (Withania Somnifera). Dosage: 1-2 capsules with food and water twice a day. It can be taken at bed-time to help induce sleep. Tested for heavy metals in compliance with international safety standards. Each bottle has 60 capsules and costs Rs.175. I have been taking 2 capsules per day – one each after breakfast and dinner. At 2 capsules/day, a bottle lasts for a month.
Considering the many benefits and being available at an affordable price, Ashwagandha is a very potent herbal supplement for men.