What are the Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

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What are the Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

By Will Cartwright | Trending Ingredient Spotlight | 0 Comments | 16 March, 2017

Infertility is not a case of being lucky or not. It is health situation that involves disease.

In fact, a couple trying to conceive might face many infertility issues that impact both the male and female contributions to conception.

This blog focuses on male infertility and how men can take a proactive step forward to help decrease male infertility by taking advantage of ashwagandha root health benefits.

Facts about Infertility

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine offers this fact about male infertility in America.

  • 40 percent of infertile couples face male infertility as the sole reason or significant reason for being unable to conceive.

It is also important to understand that many couples face more than one type of obstacle to becoming pregnant.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, it is important to understand is that many men have low sperm counts and that alone can cause infertility.

Low sperm count has many causes and in most men, it is a treatable condition. [2]

Causes of Low Sperm Count

There are many causes of low sperm count that range from genetic and physical traits to social and environmental factors.

A few causes of low sperm count include:

  • Hormone imbalances — Typically a result of issues with the hypothalamus or pituitary gland and or the testicles. 
  • Exposure to Heavy Metals — Lead and mercury exposure are two examples. Both might be a result of dietary intake.
  • Overheating of the scrotum and testicles — Sperm production requires a very specific range of body temperatures. This is one of the physiological reasons that male testicles are located outside of the body -inside the scrotum rather than internally such as the heart or lungs. 
  • Drug Use — ingesting anabolic steroids is a factor as are street drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. 
  • Obesity — Being overweight also has an impact on the quality and production of sperm. 

While the causes of low sperm count are many there is hope from natural products. Ashwagandha root health benefits include higher sperm counts. Ashwagandha root was shown in a peer-reviewed study to boost sperm count. [4]

Ashwagandha Plant Health Benefits Are Clinically Backed

What are the health benefits of ashwagandha plant? Ashwagandha is a Ayurvedic herbal supplement A study that appeared in the Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine and found on the US National Library of Medicine's site discusses the clinical evaluation of the spermatogenic — sperm production — activity of Ashwagandha root plant in a study of men with low sperm count. 

Facts from the Study

  • 46 males were studied
  • Positive results (significantly improved sperm count) occurred when a full-spectrum of Ashwagandha root extract in high concentration was used.
  • Optimization of male hormones also occurred.
  • Significant improvement in the volume of semen produced with the use of high concentration of Ashwagandha root extract.

Overall, the study was successful in showing that Ashwagandha root extract improved sperm production in males who chronically produce low sperm numbers. 

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Marketing for Ashwagandha Root Extract

The Ashwagandha powder health benefits are many when it comes to male infertility.

Not only did the extract produce better quality sperm in greater numbers but also produced more semen which helps the sperm travel through the female reproductive region. 

The study was quick to point out that male infertility accounts for about 50 percent of infertility rates among couples seeking to conceive.

That means that the market for a ashwagandha supplement for men that has a positive history of improving male fertility among infertile males is large. 

Product Development

There are a few possibilities for an Ashwagandha powder product that addresses male infertility.

  • One is a product that is casual in use and helps men avoid the more expensive treatment and tougher conversations with doctors.
  • Another would be a product that is marketed to complement traditional treatment.

Target markets could include:

  • Those males with low sperm count
  • The male planning to become a father without a diagnosis of low sperm count
  • Women or couples who want to conceive but who are having problems conceiving. 

The very positive results of this study show the benefits of a supplement that helps relieve the painful stress that couples face when they cannot conceive.

The marketing opportunities are wide open and there is a proven need for such a product. 

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