The Deep Dive: 3 Benefits of Ashwagandha

We all want to feel our best so why not look to Ashwagandha (prounounced: “aash·wuh·gaan·duh”). An adaptogen derived from the Ashwagandha plant that grows in India, the Middle East and parts of Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, increase energy levels, and improve concentration. In view of its varied therapeutic potential, it has also been the subject of considerable modern scientific attention.  

Muscle Size, Strength & Recovery

According to research “ashwagandha supplementation is associated with significant increases in muscle mass and strength”, making it a useful addition to any resistance training program as it may impact both muscle development and muscle recovery. In just 8 weeks subjects receiving ashwagandha had significantly greater increases in muscle strength, muscle size and testosterone levels. With significantly greater decreases in exercise-induced muscle damage, and 3 times more reduction in body fat percentage than subjects that were given a placebo.

Endurance, Stamina & Energy

The findings of another clinical study suggest that Ashwagandha root extract enhances the cardiorespiratory endurance and to top that improves quality of life (namely physical health, psychological health, social relationships, and environmental factors) in healthy athletic adults.


Two studies seem to suggest that Ashwagandha extends life span. The first of studies looks at telomere activity. Aging-associated telomere shortening is well documented, while telomerase, which is needed to maintain telomere length through replication, is essential for healthy life. The study finds that Ashwagandha root extract has anti-aging inducing potential. 

The second study looks at Caenorhabditis elegans and how ashwagandha extends their lifespan. However, beyond just length of life is supporting health of life; the integrated use of an ingredient such as ashwagandha that has proven health benefits in stress management and inflammation could ensure the additional years are healthy ones.

With Empowerment & Love,

Stephanie Korour

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