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March 21, 2012

Ashwagandha Provides a Boost

AshwagandhaKnowing 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 simultaneously. 


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


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