L'ashwagandha et ses bienfaits

Ashwagandha and its benefits

Apr 30, 2024Félix Daigle

Ashwa-what? Ashwagandha is a multi-benefit adaptogenic herb that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of supplements. Known for its soothing and adaptogenic properties, ashwagandha offers an interesting solution for managing stress and improving hormonal health. Let me tell you more about it!

What is ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is a plant native to India that has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. Today, its beneficial effects are increasingly being studied and recognized in the health field.

This herb is not commonly found in our daily diet (especially in North America), so supplementation is an interesting option for most of us.

Stress and anxiety relief

One of ashwagandha's key benefits is its ability to help manage stress and anxiety. By promoting more effective adaptation to the stresses of everyday life, this herb can help reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. So, even in stressful situations, you may feel a sense of calm and tranquillity.

Of course, it's a supplement that's there to help you, but it's important to also work on having a lifestyle and habits that limit stress and the damage caused by it. Ashwagandha isn't a magic pill, but it's a good ally!

Improved hormonal health

In addition to its effects on stress, ashwagandha is also known for its ability to boost testosterone levels. Studies have shown a significant increase of up to 18% in people taking ashwagandha regularly. What's more, this herb can promote an increase in DHA sulfate, a hormone essential to many biological processes in humans.

Use and recommendations

Ashwagandha can be taken at any time of day, but is often suggested in the late evening to promote relaxation and restful sleep.

What's more, it's generally safe to combine with other supplements, as there are no known interactions.

However, it is important to cycle ashwagandha use to avoid addiction.

For example, a common approach is to take ashwagandha for 1-2 months, then pause for 1-2 months before starting again. This method optimizes the plant's effects while avoiding excessive tolerance. You can also take it for 2 to 3 days, then stop for 2 to 3 days, and so on.

If you have any questions about cycling ashwagandha, I suggest you speak to your Shop Santé consultant.

In conclusion, ashwagandha offers many health benefits, from stress management to improved hormonal health. By incorporating it into your daily supplement routine, you can discover the many benefits of this ancient herb for your body and mind. Enjoy!

Félix Daigle, Shop Santé Ambassador

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