Ashwagandha and Muscle Growth
Ashwagandha - The Miracle Plant?
Traditionally ashwagandha has been used like many other plants in the "adaptogen" family - to restore balance and promote general health and wellbeing. These are great benefits (we certainly use it for this!) but might be hard to quantize and grasp for the science-minded individual. Luckily, recent studies are showing exactly how ashwagandha helps with stress and anxiety, and even more amazing is that these studies are also uncovering more positive benefits that we previously didn't know about! Namely - that ashwagandha aids in muscle growth.
Ashwagandha and Muscle Strength/Growth
Participants in this study saw body fat drop and muscle strength increases after 30 days of ashwagandha supplementation. In this study, participants performed resistance training and the group supplementing with ashwagandha saw significantly greater increases in muscle strength and size over the placebo group. There seems to be significant evidence showing asawagandha's positive influence on muscle size and strength.
Ashwagandha and Testosterone in Males
Testosterone is one of the major players in muscle development for males. In this study, males who supplemented with ashwagandha while on a weightlifting program had testosterone levels up to 5x higher than those who were on the same program but not using ashwagandha. It has no adverse hormonal effects in females.
Furthermore, there seems to be a link between high cortisol levels and low testosterone. One of the major proven benefits of ashwagandha is its ability to lower cortisol levels, which may indirectly also promote healthy testosterone levels.
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