Ashwagandha is very beneficial and an easy way to consume powerful, plant-based nutrients. The benefits of ashwagandha are numerous and include:
- Better adaptation to stress.
- Potentially reduced cortisol levels.
- Improved cognitive function.
- Heart health support.
- Body weight management.
In addition to helping the body adapt to stress, ashwagandha has many benefits for women including gentle hormone balancing, and reproductive support. It also assists with improving mood and supporting cognitive function.
One question women commonly asked is whether ashwagandha will make them gain weight.
Good news - research demonstrates that the opposite is actually true! Ashwagandha’s calming properties may help reduce food cravings that are brought on by stress. A clinical study in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine showed that subjects taking ashwagandha showed reductions in scores on the Food Cravings Questionnaire. The research further recommend that ashwagandha is effective for body weight management in adults.