Ashwagandha for athletes: ease discomfort, improve inflammation response and support endurance
Muscles aching after your workout? Knees screaming when you run? Step away from the Advil—we have a better solution.
Ashwagandha, used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, has been shown to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and ease sore knees—without the sometimes-serious gastrointestinal effects common with ibuprofen and other NSAIDS. This traditional, natural herb is rich in withanolides—compounds with proven anti-inflammatory benefits—and it's a safe but powerful analgesic that soothes the nervous system's response to pain., 
Dozens of studies suggest supplementing with ashwagandha can lower inflammation, relieve soreness and ease joint pain.,  In one trial, 250 to 500 mg of ashwagandha significantly reduced knee pain, stiffness and swelling, without gastrointestinal disturbances or other side effects.
Learn more on our Ashwagandha Ingredient page.
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