Ashwagandha can support and improve your blood circulation and cardiovascular health.
Whatever your age, it’s never too early (or too late!) to care for your heart and cardiovascular system. Maintaining and improving your health in this area can impact your mind, your mood, your energy levels, and ultimately: your lifespan!
Here are four key areas where ashwagandha can support your heart…
Decreases cholesterol levels.
A number of stuides have consistently found that ashwagandha sparks a decrease in cholesterol. On average, there is a total decrease in cholesterol of around 10% when ashwagandha is consumed.1
Improves blood circulation.
Ashwagandha has been found to relax blood vessels and stimulates circulation. In studies, it has resulted in improved blood flow and increased blood volume.2
Helps prevent heart disease.
Another study examined Ashwagandha’s effect on copper-induced lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes in aging spinal cords of laboratory mice. The herb produced a strong antioxidant effect and stopped the lipid peroxidation, which, in humans, is a cause of atherosclerosis leading to heart disease.3
Reduces stress and anxiety.
One of ashwagandha’s most celebrated traits is its ability to reduce stress in humans, as mentioned in earlier articles. Stress and anxiety have significantly negative impact on cardiovascular health, so reducing these negative effects is quite important here.4