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 between 450mg and 500mg per day.