Recently a really worried athlete approached ISST with his recent blood work ordered by the doctor (a reputed MD in his field). The blood work showed his serum creatinine levels at 7! The normal range for the same is between 0.6 to 1.1 mg/dl.
Ashwagandha (Botanical name: Withania Somnifera) is an adaptogen* revered as a rejuvenator and daily tonic in Ayurveda. It is a short, perennial shrub whose roots and berries are used for medicinal purposes. The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like.”
There is a lot of hype surrounding the ideal protocol for workout nutrition. Lots of studies stress the importance of pre, during & post workout nutrition. Likewise, lots of absurd claims have been made regarding some specific supplemental regimes to maximize the window of opportunity around workout duration. Most of the authors making such claims work for supplement manufacturing companies or are funded by them.