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Ashwagandha for Body and Mind

New Roots Herbal is excited to introduce AshwagandhaExtract to our selection of products suited for navigating the dynamic demands modern life exerts on us. Ashwagandha has long been featured in our stress-management formula ChillPills; consumer demand for this specific botanical made this product launch a natural selection.

Ashwagandha has a therapeutic history spanning millennia of use as an adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine. The roots of this hardy perennial contain naturally occurring botanical steroids called withanolides. These biologically active compounds are credited for the many health benefits of ashwagandha.

Recognized as an adaptogen, ashwagandha has the capacity to energize or calm the body when faced with stressful situations. Its powerful antioxidant action further shields the brain and central nervous system from the debilitating effects of chronic stress. Improved cognitive function and enhanced memory are also among its many benefits.

Clinical trials have demonstrated ashwagandha root extract to be effective for improved cardiorespiratory stamina, endurance, and exercise recovery. Even though these trials were performed with athletes, ashwagandha could even help the average person navigate a flight of steps without being caught short of breath.

Human trials employing ashwagandha have also proven to drastically reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands; when released into the bloodstream, it triggers the “fight-or-flight” response. Chronic elevated levels of cortisol can lead to belly-fat accumulation, compromised immune performance, and even suppression of bone formation.

New Roots Herbal’s AshwagandhaExtract comes in 500 mg capsules and is potency-validated to contain a minimum of 5% withanolides. It could deliver that “natural nudge” you’re seeking to enjoy life a little more.