Synonyms: Withania Somnifera
What is Ashwagandha Extract?
This adaptogenic herb has a wide array of uses, and is most popular for its mood support benefits.
Extract standardization ensures that the supplement has the required minimum phytochemical (active ingredient) content to yield the desired benefits.
Withanolides are a group of phytochemicals responsible for ashwahandha’s many benefits.
Working memory improvement was seen for participants taking ashwagandha in these studies.
Positive effects on mood were seen in these several-week studies where participants took doses ranging from 250 mg to 500 mg daily.
Cortisol levels were reduced during supplementation for the following participants who were stressed, but otherwise healthy.
Additional benefits are listed on Examine.com.
Powder Dosage and Instructions
Take 300 mg to 500 mg of ashwagandha powder daily, preferably with a meal.