Ashwagandha is an herbal remedy that has been used for thousands of years for sexual health, brain health, and disease prevention. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which helps the body regulate and adapt to mental and physical stress. This powerful herb also helps you avoid the complications related to mental and physical stressors such as burnout, fatigue, and breakdown.
Every serving of Thrivr Adapt contains 500 mg of the highest quality ashwagandha extract to help promote the following benefits:
Benefits of Ashwagandha
Boosts Testosterone and Fertility in Men: Doctors across the globe agree: modern men have record low testosterone levels. Low testosterone can come with a number of symptoms including weight gain, depression, and infertility. Ashwagandha is most famous for its ability to boost testosterone, fertility, and libido, and science is there to back it up. One study found that in eight short weeks, ashwagandha increased testosterone levels by 18.7%. (1)
May Increase Muscle Mass and Strength: For men, healthy testosterone levels can help to fuel muscle mass growth. It should come as no surprise that those same subjects in the study above were found to have more muscle mass when supplementing with ashwagandha and performing a resistance training workout. (1)
Reduces Cortisol: Another reason that ashwagandha is able to promote both testosterone and muscle growth is its ability to reduce cortisol. While testosterone is an anabolic or growth-promoting hormone, cortisol is catabolic or a hormone that causes breakdown. When cortisol levels are elevated, you can suffer from muscle loss, poor cellular health, and obesity. Ashwagandha has been shown to curb cortisol levels, preventing these symptoms. (2)
Decreases Inflammation: Tired of soreness after a tough workout? Want to prevent serious illnesses such as diabetes and cancer? Ashwagandha can help. Ashwagandha has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties, making it an effective way to avoid inflammation-based complications and support overall health. (3)
May Lower Cholesterol: Elevated levels of cholesterol directly correlate with being overweight and a higher risk for cardiovascular disease. While your first line of defense is a healthy diet and exercise program, ashwagandha has been suggested to support healthy cholesterol levels. One study found that supplementing with ashwagandha resulted in a significant reduction in total- and LDL- cholesterol levels. Subjects also saw a reduction in body fat. (4)
Reduce Blood Sugar: When blood sugar levels are too high, they can quickly drop and lead to a crash, resulting in fatigue. Consistently high levels of blood sugar can put you at a higher risk for weight gain and diabetes. Ashwagandha has been shown to decrease blood sugar levels, helping you to avoid fat gains. (5)
Reduces Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Who doesn’t lead a hectic lifestyle? Between work, family, school, and social life, you’re out the door and running nonstop every day. All this stress has led to a substantial increase in anxiety and depression around the world. While doctors are quick to prescribe a pill, researchers recommend a natural alternative: ashwagandha. Studies show that ashwagandha is effective in reducing symptoms of a high-stress lifestyle including anxiety and mood swings. One study found that subjects reported a 79% reduction in depression when using an ashwagandha supplement. (5)
Improves Brain Function and Memory: Looking for a brain boost? Ashwagandha has antioxidant properties that protect our brain cells from breakdown caused by free radicals. Studies show that supplementation with ashwagandha extract can support cognitive function, improve memory, and increase reaction time. (6)
Anti-Cancer Properties: With its antioxidant properties and ability to reduce cortisol, the hormone that causes breakdown, Ashwagandha is a sought-after natural remedy for fighting cancer. Studies show that ashwagandha promotes energy levels during chemotherapy, increases healthy white blood cell count, and helps to shrink cancerous tumors. (7)
Thrivr Adapt provides you with 500 mg of ashwagandha in every serving; the perfect dosage to support your goals of weight loss, muscle building, and long-term health.
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