Ashwagandha = Withania somnifera
Withania somnifera is a small, woody shrub native to the Indian subcontinent and can be found growing wild in the Mediterranean region. It is most commonly referred to by its Sanskrit name, ashwagandha, which means “horse’s smell,” but occasionally it is called Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha has a long history of use in Asia for strengthening the constitution of the body.
The major biochemical constituents found in ashwagandha are steroidal alkaloids and steroidal lactones that are collectively called withanolides. The withanolides appear to act as important regulators of hormonal processes in a balancing—adaptogenic—manner. When there is an excess of a certain hormone, the basic theory contends, ashwagandha constituents occupy receptor sites so that the effect of the hormone is muted. However, when the hormone level is low, ashwagandha constituents actually stimulate the receptor to exert a small effect. This can lead to a state-dependent balancing, or adaptive, effect. One area in which this is important is with the stress response.
- Jarrow Formulas’ Ashwagandha contains KSM-66, a highconcentration, full-spectrum ashwagandha extract
- KSM-66 Ashwagandha uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant, extracted in an alcohol and chemical free process.
- KSM-66 Ashwagandha clinical studies follow gold standards of substantiation: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled designs.
Clinically shown to ease short-term stress, promote normal levels of inflammation, promote a healthy outlook, support cognitive health, and increase physical endurance.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha (Root Extract) (Withania somnifera), Cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and silicon dioxide. Capsule consists of hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.
Take 1 capsule per day with water, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant.