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Health Benefits of Lions Mane Mushroom Beyond the Brain

Health Benefits of Lions Mane Mushroom Beyond the Brain

August 16, 2018

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Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial.

Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial.

June 16, 2018

Withania  somnifera  (ashwagandha) is a prominent herb in Ayurveda. This study was conducted to examine the possible effects of ashwagandha root extract consumption on muscle mass and strength in healthy young men engaged in resistance training.

METHODS:

In this 8-week, randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, 57 young male subjects (18-50 years old) with little experience in resistance training were randomized into treatment (29 subjects) and placebo (28 subjects) groups. Subjects in the treatment group consumed 300 mg of ashwagandha root extract twice daily, while the control group consumed starch placebos. Following baseline measurements, both groups of subjects underwent resistance training for 8 weeks and measurements were repeated at the end of week 8. The primary efficacy measure was muscle strength. The secondary efficacy measures were muscle size, body composition, serum testosterone levels and muscle recovery. Muscle strength was evaluated using the 1-RM load for the bench press and leg extension exercises. Muscle recovery was evaluated by using  serum  creatine kinase level as a marker of muscle injury from the effects of exercise.

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Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions.

Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions.

June 02, 2018

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Combinations of Ashwagandha leaf extracts protect brain-derived cells against oxidative stress and induce differentiation.

Combinations of Ashwagandha leaf extracts protect brain-derived cells against oxidative stress and induce differentiation.

June 01, 2018

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Study: Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus (Lions Mane Mushroom) intake.

Study: Reduction of depression and anxiety by 4 weeks Hericium erinaceus (Lions Mane Mushroom) intake.

May 29, 2018

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Neuronal Health – Can Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms Help?

Neuronal Health – Can Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms Help?

May 11, 2018 1 Comment

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