“Ashwaghanda” is the nickname given to withania somnifera, one of the Ancient Herbs we put in PRELIXIR. If you were wondering why we thought ashwagandha was the type of ingredient that any self-respecting barbarian-in-training would be interested in, ashwagandha literally means “Strength of Ten Horses.”
We all know how important it is to measure strength by the number of horses, so the inclusion was inevitable. Also, “Strength of Ten Horses” is a lot more inspiring than the alternatives: Indian ginseng, poison gooseberry, and winter cherry. Ah, mon petit winter chéri...
More seriously, ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen that has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic practices to relieve stress, increase energy, and improve focus. In exploring its uses as a nootropic and fitness ingredient, companies conducted numerous double-blind research studies to ascertain the truth behind Ayurvedic claims, vindicating a surprising many with the results.
- Can boost testosterone levels and increase fertility
- Reduces inflammation
- Enhances focus; improving attention, retention, and impulse control. In fact, some studies have shown ashwaghanda to be more effective than adderall in treating ADHD.
- Boosts your immune system
- Helps fights symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Enhances your circulatory system
- Supports thyroid hormone production
- Can lower blood sugar levels
- Can reduce cortisol
- Has anti-cancer properties
When looking at what to put inside PRELIXIR, we wanted to make sure that we could attain the fun, energetic, battle-rage qualities of other pre-workouts, but without the jitters, crash, or anxiety associated with them. Additionally, we wanted to create something that helped improve overall wellness, not just something that only whipped us into a battle frenzy that would make our berserk ancestors proud.
With all its benefits, ashwagandha is a no-brainer to include, and just one of the ingredients that make PRELIXIR the most balanced and focused pre-workout experience on the market.
If you want to know more about “The Strength of Ten Horses” or any of our other ingredients, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here, or check out our ingredients and citation lists.