Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) is the root of an herb that has been used for a very long time in traditional Ayurveda medicine. It’s name means “smell of a horse” and comes from both the smell of the plant and it’s supposed ability to increase the virility and strength of a horse. Ashwagandha’s compounds contain powerful antioxidants that remove malignant cells and other threats to the body’s healthy cells.
Taking a daily dose of Ashwagandha has several benefits, including relaxation, motivation, and cardiovascular health. The herb has been found to reduce cortisol, resulting in better and more intense workouts with a quicker recovery period. This has also been shown to help with power output and increased energy while lifting weights. The recommended dose of Ashwagandha is one 500mg capsule per day.