Ashwagandha can have remarkable benefits for men’s health and vitality. Explore how ashwagandha can enhance energy, mental well-being, and hormonal balance.
Among the many different ingredients used in our products, Ashwagandha is one that is very popular. Ashwagandha is excellent for both genders, today we will highlight the benefits Ashwagandha possesses for men.
History of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha can be traced to around 6,000 BC. It was a traditional medicinal practice used in India and Pakistan. It was used to help emaciated children. This is because it was regarded as a tonic, helpful to the weak. It was also used for those in old age, as well as those who suffered from:
- Nervous breakdowns
- Leucoderma (skin disease)
- Vata (dryness around the internal system)
This is because Ashwagandha also acted as an aphrodisiac, narcotic, astringent, anthelmintic, and stimulant.
How can Ashwagandha benefit men?
There are many benefits for men who use Ashwagandha. We will list ten.
- Testosterone support
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved sexual function
- Enhanced sperm quality
- Muscle strength and recovery
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Energy and vitality
- Cognitive Functions and Memory
- Immune system support
- Anti-aging benefits
#1 Testosterone support
As far as testosterone is concerned, Ashwagandha can have several effects that can contribute to the support of testosterone. These include:
- Hormone regulation: Ashwagandha has the capability of producing LH (luteinizing hormone) which helps to stimulate the production of testosterone.
- Stress reduction: Stress negatively affects testosterone. Ashwagandha has the capability of reducing stress, therefore improving the health of testosterone.
- Antioxidant effect: Due to its antioxidant activity, Ashwagandha can help protect cells and tissues from oxidative stress.
- Testicular health: Just as Ashwagandha can protect cells and tissues, testicular health can also be improved due to its antioxidant properties.
#2 Reduced stress and anxiety
A fantastic attribute of Ashwagandha is its ability to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha helps to regulate cortisol, the stress hormone. This helps to increase feelings of calmness.
Ashwagandha also interacts with gamma-aminobutyric acid, otherwise referred to as GABA. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps to slow brain activity down, increasing feelings of relaxation.
This factor of Ashwagandha is great to know considering it is a component of one of our popular products, Relaxium Sleep. Relaxium Sleep is a sleep supplement that is designed to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up feeling refreshed and alert.
#3 Improved sexual function
Lowered stress, balanced hormones, and enhanced sperm quality all help to improve sexual functions in men.
Ashwagandha has also been known to show enhanced nitric oxide production. This helps to relax blood vessels and improve blood flow; therefore improving sexual function.
#4 Enhanced sperm quality
Sperm count, quality, motility, and morphology have all been said to improve when taking Ashwagandha.
In fact, a study done by researchers where one group took Ashwagandha, one took pentoxifylline and one took a placebo. “The group taking ashwagandha showed a 12.5% mean increase in sperm count, a 21% improvement in progressive motility, and a 21% improvement in sperm morphology.”
#5 Muscle strength and recovery
Ashwagandha can stimulate muscle protein synthesis. Muscle protein synthesis is when new proteins are made in the muscle cells. Amino acids link together to create these new proteins. This along with Aswagandha’s adaptogenic properties is what helps the body to adapt to physical and exercise-induced stress.
Its anti-inflammatory properties, which we will detail next, also help the muscles to recover and alleviate soreness.
It helps to mention that because Ashwagandha can regulate cortisol levels, muscle tissue is better protected, which aids the recovery process.
#6 Anti-inflammatory properties
Reduced risk of disease due to anti-inflammatory properties is a hugely positive component of Ashwagandha. As we know, inflammation, especially chronic inflammation, is very damaging to the human body.
Risk of disease, damage to tissues, impaired healing, and even pain and discomfort can come from inflammation.
#7 Energy and vitality
Ashwagandha is actually considered a revitalizing herb, meaning energy levels and overall vitality increase. This is because of Ashwagandhas:
- Adaptogenic properties: The body can adapt and cope much better with Ashwagandha. Stress and anxiety decrease which allows energy to be expended in other ways.
- Regulation of stress: High levels of stress tend to fatigue the body. When the stress hormone, cortisol is regulated, energy isn’t as affected.
- Mitochondrial function: Mitochondria helps to supply the cells with energy. With this in mind, Ashwagandha having mitochondrial functions is very beneficial for energy.
#8 Cognitive functions and memory
Studies have concluded that there is some truth to Ashwagandha’s effect on improving cognitive functions and memory.
With lower levels of stress and anti-depressant effects, the mind is able to focus and concentrate much better.
#9 Immune system support
Ashwagandha has been said to possess immunomodulatory effects. This means that it can help to balance and regulate immune responses by stimulating some and suppressing others.
Ashwagandha also helps to increase the activity of Natural Killer Cell activity (NK). These cells help to aid the immune system in defending against viruses and cancer cells.
#10 Anti-aging benefits
It may sound too good to be true but there is some truth to this! Ashwagandha activates enzyme telomerase which helps to preserve the length of telomere, slowing down aging.
Due to Ashwagandha’s ability to protect cells, the overall health of tissues is also helped which can slow down the aging process.
Now you see why we use it!
Understanding the logic as to why we use the ingredients we do helps to prove the credibility of our products. Relaxium Sleep utilizes 125mg of Ashwagandha extract due to its ability to decrease stress and anxiety, improve your ability to sleep through the night, increase daytime energy, and improve concentration.
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To restful and healthy days ahead.
The Relaxium Team
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.