Ashwaganha is one of the most popular herbal supplements around the world and has several health benefits for both men and women.
What is ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha is a small shrub with yellow flowers and velvety leaves, which grows all year round in the Indian subcontinent, specifically drier areas like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the Middle East as well as parts of Africa.
A strong, vigorous plant, it can also grow in milder climates like some parts of the USA.
Inside the flowers are orange-red berries, which look similar to small tomatoes.
The roots, leaves and berries of the plant are all used. Most commonly used in supplements is the root, which is ground up and used to make supplements and powders.
Ashwagandha’s scientific name is Withania somnifera. The herb is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry and is one of the most important herbs in Ayurveda.
Benefits of Ashwagandha
We sell a variety of food supplements containing ashwagandha root extract that has been tested and produced to high standards.
The supplements that we offer all contain enough ashwagandha to help support relaxation and general wellbeing.
How to take ashwagandha
Ashwagandha can be easily taken as a supplement in a powder form or as ashwagandha capsules.
The exact dosage that you should take will depend on the brand and strength of supplement. You should always read the dosage directions prior to taking any supplement.
Holland & Barrett Ashwagandha Capsules fit seamlessly into your daily routine.
Simply take one capsule daily with water and with food. Suitable for vegans, each capsule contains 5000mg of ashwagandha.
What ashwagandha supplements are available?
As well as the capsules mentioned above, we have a wide range of ashwagandha supplements available at Holland & Barrett.
Let’s have a look at some of them in more detail:
USN Ashwagandha Recovery Aid Capsules
USN Ashwagandha Recovery Aid Capsules contain a high concentration, full spectrum root extract with registered trademark BioPerine.
BioPerine is a black pepper extract which is used to increase the bioavailability of nutritional compounds.
This patented ashwagandha extract is high in both quality and concentration, helping to maintain the body’s normal mental balance, learning, memory and recall.
This product contains a 30 day course of the supplement.
East Meets West Ashwagandha Complex Capsules
East Meets West Ashwagandha Complex Capsules are a convenient one per day supplement which can fit easily into a busy lifestyle. Simply take one in the morning with your breakfast, lunch or dinner.
It contains pantothenic acid which contributes to normal mental performance and the ashwagandha helps to support relaxation as well as contributing to general wellbeing.
There are enough capsules here to last for a month and they are suitable for anyone following either a vegan or vegetarian diet to take.
Nature’s Way Ashwagandha Capsules
Nature’s Way Ashwagandha Capsules contains 60 capsules which are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans.
The root extract used in this supplement is carefully tested and the resulting supplement is produced to superior quality standards.
Just one of these capsules provides 500mg of ashwagandha root extract.
Dr Dunner PhytoVitality Ashwagandha, Basil & Biotin Capsules
Dr Dunner PhytoVitality Ashwagandha, Basil & Biotin Capsules is a two month supply of vegan capsules which uses a blend of beautifully balanced botanicals including the three main ingredients.
Produced in Switzerland, Dr Dunner products use high quality ingredients, some of which are handpicked from the meadows surrounding the abundant lakes and Alpine peaks which the country is famous for.
Other ingredients are sourced from approved suppliers at fair prices and then refined in Switzerland using sustainable production processes.
The ingredients are blended in small batches in order to preserve their potency provenance.
Biotin contributes to normal psychological function as well as to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
The nervous system is one of the most important systems in the body as it is responsible for movement, balance, sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch and thought processes, as well as how awake and aware you are.
The nervous system is made up of many components in the body including the brain, the spinal cord and all of the nerves.
This supplement also contains aromatic basil which is often called the king of herbs thanks to its nutritional properties.