Sup­ple­ment Cen­tral


Australian Natural Bodz - - Contents - Ref­er­ence: J Ayurveda In­tegr Med. 2012 Jul;3(3):111-4.

Ash­wa­gandha the Won­der Sup­ple­ment – More Mus­cle, Strength and less fat! Ca­cao Com­pound strength­ens mus­cles. Olive oil com­pound – the all nat­u­ral per­for­mance en­hancer.

If healthy people take 3-5 Ash­wa­gandha cap­sules ev­ery day, their mus­cle strength and lean body mass in­crease and their fat per­cent­age de­creases. In ad­di­tion, tak­ing this herb, which is used in the Ayurveda tra­di­tion, re­duces the chance of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease. Re­searchers at the ICMR Ad­vanced Cen­tre for Re­verse Phar­ma­col­ogy in Tra­di­tional Medicine disco vered this. In the clas­si­cal In­dian tra­di­tion of Ayurvedic medicine, Ash­wan­gandha, like Shi­la­jit, is a Rasayana: a rem­edy with a re­ju­ve­nat­ing ef­fect. Tra­di­tional heal­ers in In­dia pre­scribe Ash­wa­gandha mainly as a medicine that can im­prove gen­eral health and con­di­tion. The re­searchers car­ried out this study to find out whether the same ef­fects were found in healthy men and women. They gave 12 men and 6 women aged 18-30 an ex­tract of Ash­wa­gandha for a pe­riod of 30 days. On days 1-10 the dose was 750 mg per day, on days 11-20 it was 1000 mg per day, and on days 21-30 the dose was 1250 mg per day. The sub­jects took half the to­tal daily dose twice a day. The re­searchers stud­ied the sub­jects twice be­fore ad­min­is­tra­tion of the ex­tract started. Ad­min­is­tra­tion of the ex­tract started just af­ter the sec­ond time that the re­searchers had seen the sub­jects [Visit 2]. On days 11 [Visit 3], 21 [Visit 4] and 31 [Visit 5], the re­searchers ex­am­ined the sub­jects again. The re­sults showed how the sub­jects’ lean body mass rose by just un­der two kilo­grams, and their fat per­cent­age de­creased by over two per­cent af­ter they had taken Ash­wa­gandha. To be pre­cise: the extr act re­duced the aver­age fat per­cent­age from 27.78 to 25.51 per­cent. The re­searchers also mea­sured the amount of strength the sub­jects could gen­er­ate with their hands, their quadri­ceps and their lower back. These all in­creased dur­ing the sup­ple­men­ta­tion pe­riod. The strength ef­fects in the quadri­ceps and lower back were sta­tis­ti­cally sig­nif­i­cant; the strength ef­fect in the hands was not. Ash­wa­gandha sup­ple­men­ta­tion re­duced the con­cen­tra­tion of triglyc­erides in the blood by a sig­nif­i­cant amount. The de­cline in LDL con­cen­tra­tion was al­most sig­nif­i­cant. The re­searchers also used the trial to as­sess whether Ash­wa­gandha was safe in the fairly high doses that were used.

One of A us­tralia’s Top Fit­ness Mod­els Ta­mara Mur­phy

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