Supplement Uses: Ashwagandha is sometimes referred to as Indian Ginseng. It has rejuvenative properties that produce energy, which in turn helps the body to calm down and sleep. Thus it helps the body address a stress-related condition rather than masking it with sedatives.
Herbal Actions: Recent research points out that Ashwagandha may be the best herb to take to maintain normal adrenal levels. Caffeine, nicotine, processed foods and processed sugar all take their toll on the adrenal glands and leave the victim fatigued, depressed and often bewildered as to what to do with themselves.
One of the special properties of Ashwagandha is that it will enhance “Ojas”. In Sanskrit, Ojas literally means “vigor”. According to Ayurvedic theory, this positive life vitality is the most subtle, refined level of the physical body and, in fact, is like the sap of one’s essential life energy. This balanced life force is the end result of a healthy diet which is properly digested. It is responsible for a healthy immune system, reproductive processes, physical strength, lustrous complexion, clarity of mind and sense of well-being, allowing consciousness to flow within the body. With decreased vitality, we are less in touch with ourselves and more prone to weakness, fatigue and to experiencing a sense of disharmony. Energy depletion can be caused by the stresses that surround us in modern everyday life. Ashwagandha is known to relieve the body from these stress-related weaknesses by specializing in the building of balance and energy in the brain and rejuvenating the body, thus maintaining a healthy balance of physical zest.
Ashwagandha can also be a natural training aid and its use is becoming popular in sports and athletics. When you train hard, you walk a very fine line between overtraining and training just enough. Even in perfect circumstances, training by itself is a stress on the body. To get the maximum performance from your muscles, you require just the right amount of training coupled with appropriate rest and recovery periods. Overtraining means too much cortisol which leads to the consumption of muscle protein by the body and thus performance suffers. Endurance athletes who train heavily, such as long-distance runners and cyclists, are very prone to infections, as excess cortisol produced in response to the heavy training load suppresses the immune system. It can also lead to muscle and tendon tears because the muscles are weakened due to protein loss under the influence of cortisol.
Supercritical (Co2) Extraction Info: We are pleased to present our new Supercritical Organic Ashwagandha. Tattva’s Herbs’ Ashwagandha combines the wisdom of Mother Nature with the very latest technology known as supercritical extraction. This state of the art technology delivers a very pure extract that is both full spectrum and extremely concentrated at the same time. It is so pure that you can actually smell the qualities of the original herb in the extract, and you are greeted with this aroma when you open a bottle. It is sweet and powerful. There is simply no other extraction method so effective that you can actually smell the purity, fragrance and essence of the herb. This is a testimony to the great care that goes into the selection of the herbs and the supercritical extraction process itself. To give you an idea of the potency and concentration of the extract, we can often use as much as 200 to 250 pounds of fresh herbs to produce just one pound of supercritical extract. All of the herbs are grown on organic farms and selected with the greatest of care. The supercritical process produces an exceptionally broad representation of the herbs’ active constituents, which oftentimes traditional methods of extraction cannot even begin to extract. Furthermore, the supercritical process does not use any chemical solvents at all. Instead, it utilizes safe and environmentally friendly carbon dioxide, the same carbon dioxide that is found in your sparkling water.
Finally, the supercritical extract, post-supercritical extract (PSE) (a water-soluble extract), and the raw whole herb are combined to create our herbal formula. The finished product is superior in terms of both freshness and breadth of active constituents. It delivers the full spectrum of the herbs with a potency that cannot be surpassed. In addition, all of the herbs are independently tested for heavy metals and other contaminates. The result is an exquisite formula that delivers simplicity, purity and incredible potency all at once.
Ashwagandha Side Effects: Just as every coin has two sides, Ashwagandha too has its side effects. Although it is said that Ashwagandha side effects are virtually non-existent, there are some symptoms that have been observed in individuals during case studies.
The powder can be slightly hard to digest, and can cause some abdominal heaviness and flatulence, especially in those persons who have weak digestive systems. Occasionally there will be slight nausea or stomach upset when first taking the herb, whether in powder or liquid form. The relaxing properties of ashwagandha can sometimes be perceived as a slight drowsiness. Therefore, one taking any type of sedative medications should avoid taking ashwagandha until its effects are known.
Contraindications, Toxicity, Cautions, and Safety: As with all dietary or herbal supplements, you should inform your health care professional that you are using this product. Women who are pregnant or nursing are advised to consult with a physician prior to use. To date, no side effects have been reported with Ashwagandha.