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Why is Ashwadandha Extract Growing in Popularity?

Ashwagandha has steadily grown in popularity over recent years due to the powerful effect it can have on the brain, and how it responds to stress. The Ashwagandha plant is native to India and North Africa, and it's one of the most widely used medicines in the ancient Ayurvedic wellness system, the Indian approach to natural and homeopathic healing.  

The active ingredients in the Ashwagandha plant have been shown to have a powerful effect on imbalance hormone levels, as well as stress and anxiety, which can contribute to a multitude of other health issues.  

Ashwagandha can directly reduce cortisol levels in the brain, which is linked to abnormal levels of stress and anxiety. Cortisol is a very important chemical in the brain because it directly influences so many facets of someone’s health. High cortisol levels can throw hormone levels off balance which can contribute to uncontrollable weight gain or loss, hypo or hyper-thyroidism, acne, hair loss, and even some mild forms of depression.  

Additionally, like several of the Ayurvedic systems’ plant extracts, Ashwagandha has many anti-inflammatory properties, so it can be used to combat a weak immune system, brain fog, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.  

The great thing about Ashwangandha is it's extremely accessible. You can take Ashwagandha capsules like Zenfuel’s ZenSonno, which is free of chemicals and fillers and super potent due to its vertical supply chain. There are also dry root powders or liquid supplements, depending on what kind of dosage your doctor recommends.