Before supplements and nutritional science came into being, there was something that kept the Indian population healthy for thousands of years. That thing is nothing but Indian traditional medicine science, also known as ‘Ayurveda’. Unfortunately, as always, Indians supremely underestimate their own production and chase expensive foreign supplements. And as a matter of fact, most of those foreign supplement brands use our own Indian herbs as their key ingredients and are selling it back to us at a very expensive price. With this piece I will be breaking down 3 of the most powerful Ayurvedic products that not only support overall health but also support your intense training sessions under the bar.1) Shilajit
Shilajit, in Sanskrit it means conqueror of mountains. Extracted from the rocks of the Himalayan mountain range, Shilajit is one of the most powerful minerals used in the treatment of several health issues. However, it is most popular for improving the reproductive health of an individual. It supports the immunity and several other body systems. It is rich in more than 85 different minerals, including some powerful antioxidants, peptides, lipids and carrier molecules. Fulvic acid is one of the key compounds of Shilajit that acts as a blood purifier in the body.
Recommended dose: 200-400mg per day2) Ashwagandha
Talking about some powerful herbs, how can one skip Ashwagandha! Ashwagandha means ‘Smell of Horse', and according to traditional belief, ingesting the herb will give you the strength and virility of a horse. This herb has tremendous proven health benefits. Ashwagandha is also used as a stress reliever, immunity booster, supports neuro-protection and has some great anti-cancer properties. It helps in bringing down cortisol (stress hormone) and therefore supports testosterone production indirectly.
Recommended dose: 300-500mg per day3) Gokshura
Gokshura aka the Tribulus Terrestrial, is a herb known for enhancing cardiovascular and urogenital health. Quite popular for its libido enhancing properties, it also believed to boosts testosterone in the infertile males (slightly). One can incorporate this supplement for overall urological health, especially the libido.
Recommended dose: 200-450mg a day
Try this inexpensive yet effective supplement stack and let your body feel the power of Ayurveda. These supplements do not have any side effects. However, always remember that they work in the back end and will help you in long run. Therefore, try them for minimum of 4-6 months for noticeable improvement.
Rachit Dua is an advanced K11 certified fitness coach for general and special population (people with medical issues, old age people, pregnant women, and children) and a certified sports nutritionist. You can get in touch with him here.