Also known as Withania Somnifera, there are many benefits of Ashwagandha, it is an adaptogen (an herb that helps the body deal physical and chemical processes associated with stress and anxiety). It has been studied and shown to reduced Cortisol (a chemical released in the brain as a response to stress) in the brain (another reference, in pdf). There have been several studies showing that Ashwagandha can reduce anxiety (reference, and ref). In several studies Ashwagandha was shown to increase power output (ref). Derived only from the roots of the plant, KSM-66® Ashwagandha is standardized to the highest percentage of withanolides in the world, >5% by HPLC. KSM-66® Ashwagandha operates on a systemic level and has been studied for its use in the following areas:
1. Anxiety & Stress
2. Cognition & Memory
3. Energy & Stamina
4. Sexual Function in Men & Women
5. Testorone Levels in Men
6. Stress, Weight Management, and General Well-Being
7. Muscle Strength, Size, and Recovery
The dosage is dependent upon the individual, but most individuals should take the dose recommended on the bottle; this product contains 300mg of KSM-66® Ashwagandha per capsule.
Note that we only carry a branded extract of Ashwagandha known as KSM-66®; this is done because the company that produces KSM-66®, Ixoreal Biomed Inc, regularly produces an Ashwagandha extract that we feel has an excellent reputation. The company also has high standard in terms of quality control. Ashwagandha is largely considered non-toxic, and required massive doses in animal studies to reach the LD50. Ashwagandha has been known to lower blood pressure, so people with already low blood pressure may want to avoid taking Ashwagandha. Likewise Ashwagandha can upset the GI tract and should not be taken if you have a stomach ulcer. If you experience adverse effects from taking this product, discontinue use immediately and contact your health care provider.
KSM-66® is a registered trademark of Ixoreal Biomed Inc.