EndurElite Chief Endurance Officer Matt Mosman discusses what Ashwagandha is, how it can benefit health and athletic performance, and how much you should be taking daily.
What Is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogen meaning it helps the body adapt to stressors (i.e. work, life, kids, lack of sleep, exercise) and reduce anxiety.
Ashwagandha Health Benefits For Endurance Athletes
Vasts amounts of research have demonstrated that supplementing with Ashwagandha can improve health by lowering cortisol, improving feelings of well being, and by mitigating stress-induced insomnia, depression, and immunosuppression.
Ashwagandha Performance Benefits For Endurance Athletes
As it relates to endurance exercise, Ashwagandha can increase power output, improve aerobic and anaerobic running capacity, decrease fatigue, and reduce exercise-induced muscle damage.
How To Take Ashwagandha
To get the most benefits from Ashwagandha, take 300-600mg (root extract) daily.