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Ashwagandha for Stress

The Taste For Life Staff
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Ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera) appears to be highly effective in reducing stress in adults, according to different scientific studies.

Benefits of Ashwagandha

Researchers found that participants who took a dosage of anywhere between 240 milligrams and 600 milligram of ashwagandha daily for 60 days experienced improved:

  • sleep quality
  • productivity
  • mental calmness
  • relaxation
  • better mood

Ashwagandha Reduces Cortisol

Blood tests showed a reduction in levels of the stress hormone cortisol among all study participants.

Ashwagandha is considered an adaptogenic herb, meaning that it can help normalize the body’s systems.