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What does it do?
If you are one of the more than 350 million people who suffer from depression and have difficulty completing the simplest of tasks without experiencing symptoms, then this post may help you. The medicines prescribed for depression such as Abilify and Elavil may offer relief from many of your symptoms, but over the long term they will hurt atop only partially alleviating your symptoms. Antidepressant have harsh side effects that harm your health and make your depression worse long term. Ashwagandha is a safer alternative, with its completely natural ingredients and stress relieving qualities, the obvious choice for the treatment of depression is right here!
The Ashwagandha plant has been used by the people of India and North Africa, and is of growing popularity around the world as a supplemental treatment for depression. The plant has been also been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Middle East and North Africa. Ashwgandha has only recently come to fruition as a smart drug in the nootropic community, having soon been discovered that this plant can work leaps and bounds for treatment as an SSRI and an anxiolytic, this simultaneous mechanism of action can make it even more potent and effective than most pharmaceutical treatments for depression, which carry with them a multitude of side effects.
How it works..
Ashwagandha root works on the acetylcholine, dopamine and seratonin receptors in the brain, all tovarying degrees. It is an adaptogen type drug, which means that it blocks the effects of specific certain stress reactions, especially upon exposure to high levels of excitatory neurotransmitters, such as norepinephrine. Taking ashwagandha for the purpose of alleviating certain symptoms of depression stimulates the process of adrenergic signaling, inhibiting the effects of the opposing chemicals, which in fact cause the symptoms of depression that one is fighting with. Ashwagandha works in a similar manner to many other herbal nootropics, and has the added ability of boosting the effects of many SSRI’s, stimulants, and anxiolytics, due to its adaptogenic qualities. Known to create a type of mellowed out feeling in both the mind and body of those who ingest it, ashwagandha can replace depression with hope and happiness, and in high enough dosages will exhibit pleasurable and sedative effects!
What else can it do?
This herbal nootropic substance can also, in the proper dosage, help to alleviate chronic pain, minimize the symptoms of ADHD, and ward off the skew of other health problems that come with prolonged depression, as well as a minimizing of the symptoms present in many elderly patients, such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Ashwagandha, atop its neurotransmitter transmission improving effects, also works to upgrade the GABA receptors in the brain, and is known to have a cumulative, permanent enhancing effect on this neurotransmitters mechanism of action by way of NGF enhancement.
What is the proper dose?
Usual dosages of ashwagandha start at around 6000 milligrams per day, divided into three doses throughout a daytime (for instance, 2 grams with each meal.) This is more than enough to bring about powerful relieving qualities, yet is also effective at much lower dosages! Some users looking for only minor effects will use 3-500 milligrams a say, or for those just looking to “take the edge off” of a prescription stimulant or modafinil, will take just 50-100 milligrams at a time, which still produces very noticeable effects.
Ashwagandha helps to get its users out of a depressive stump or weak moment, and over the long term can greatly help with cognitive performance, overall happiness, and memory. Ashwagandha is one of the absolute safest ways to both manage and alleviate depression and anxiety long term, and is non toxic in dosages tested of 50,000 milligrams and above! So get your hands on some ashwagandha and be happy!!!