Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic herb that belongs to the pepper family.
It has an extensive, 4,000-year history of traditional use and is one of the most revered and widely used Ayurvedic herbs. Withanolides are key constituents of this herb and play an important role in overall ability to promote physical and mental health.
- In animal studies, it has been shown to support the activity of lymphocytes and macrophages, moderate occasional stress, enhance memory and cognitive function, provide neuroprotection by scavenging free radicals, and support thyroid function.
- A small human clinical trial demonstrated the ability of ashwagandha to support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism.
- Pure Encapsulations supplement is best known to help counteract the effects of occasional physical and mental stress, as well as support cognition and memory function. Ashwagandha is an herb that belongs to the pepper family and has and has been used extensively over 4,000 years for use in promoting overall health and longevity.