Ashwagandha, scientifically known as Withania somnifera, is a common herb that has traditionally been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Said to imbue people with the virility and strength of a horse, ashwagandha has been used for over two millennia, particularly in India, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Ashwagandha has become a popular supplement, seeing use in its extracted form in products like Sensoril®. What has made this amazing herb such a powerhouse for the past few centuries? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of ashwagandha that make it the supplement you just can’t live without.
Ashwagandha can relieve your stress.
Ashwagandha is characterized as an adaptogen. An adaptogen is essentially any natural substance designed to neutralize the physical and chemical effects caused by stress. Stress has become something of an epidemic in the United States, and it has a more real effect on your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing than you probably realize. Chronic stress causes anxiety, depression, irritability and a general lack of energy. Physiologically, stress can cause headaches, raise your blood pressure and play a large role in heart disease and diabetes. It can even suppress your immune system, making it easier for you to get sick.
Sensoril® and other ashwagandha supplements can reduce stress by neutralizing cortisol, the main chemical secreted during times of stress. Cortisol triggers higher levels of insulin, which in turn causes your blood sugar levels to drop. This causes you to crave sugary, fatty foods, leading to more belly fat. By supplementing your diet with Sensoril®, you can better manage your stress, leading to better overall health.
Ashwagandha can improve your athletic performance.
For many athletes and gym goers, supplements like Thyrovate™ play a key role in improving energy and metabolism to maximize strength, endurance and muscle gains. Sensoril® increases metabolism at a cellular level, demonstrating increased ATP and other metabolites, which you can think of as metabolic currency in your body. This leads to a more sustained flow of energy. Other benefits to athletic performance include:
- Increased power output
- Easing fatigue
- Increased anaerobic running capacity
Sensoril’s® stress relieving properties also contribute to improved athletic performance. Chronic stress can cause your body to hold fat cells and crave sweets, leading to weight gain. Studies also found that ashwagandha led to greater gains in muscle size and strength.
Ashwagandha improves muscle recovery.
When you’ve finished your workout, your muscles and soft tissue can become damaged, leading to soreness. Excess damage could lead to delayed workouts and extra recovery time. This is exacerbated by the presence of free radicals in your body, a product of cellular oxidation. Ashwagandha can speed muscle recovery by neutralizing those free radicals, ensuring you get back into the gym or onto the court in no time.
Ashwagandha can improve your sleep quality.
Lack of adequate sleep has a significant effect on your overall mood and ability to concentrate. Studies have shown that Sensoril® and other ashwagandha supplements can effectively reduce cortisol levels, which are known to hamper a good night’s rest. Sensoril® can also return your circadian rhythms to normal. This not only allows for more restful sleep, but also gives you back your regular sleep schedule. This inevitably leads to better energy levels during the day.
Ashwagandha can boost your mood.
Nothing can ruin a good workout or exercise routine like being in a bad mood. Ashwagandha can help lift your mood, allowing you to put your all into your training. When you’re in a good mood, you have more fun while you train, getting in more reps for bigger gains.
You can take ashwagandha on its own or combine it with other ingredients to optimize your athletic performance. Sensoril® plays an important role in many supplements, including Thyrovate™.