March 21, 2012
Protandim contains an ingredient whose roots' smell is best
described as that of a sweaty horse might not be overly appealing.
But wait until you hear what this plant is purported to do.
Ashwagandha grows in the drier regions of India. Its name
literally means "horse's smell." Though it cultivates in India, it
has become a popular herb in the Western world. Ashwagandha has
been admired for its dual capability of energizing and calming
Ashwagandha has been used as a way to support a healthy immune
system, calm mental processes, foster healthy sleep patterns,
sustain levels of energy, strength and physical activity, and
strengthen male and female reproductive systems.
With a rich source of antioxidants, ashwagandha is also used to
treat stress and inflammation.
Because of its recent popularity, ashwagandha has become of
particular interest to researchers. It has shown to support healthy
cholesterol levels, among other things. Studies on ashwagandha can
be found at www.PubMed.com.