Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules once daily, or as directed by your qualified health care professional.
Warning: Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Ingredients: Organic Ashwagandha (Withania somnifer) Root Powder, Organic Potato Starch and Hypromellose (Capsule).
Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International.
What is Ashwagandha?
Ashwagandha, or Withania somnifera, is an effective adaptogenic herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. Typically extracts and powders are made from the roots of the plant which can be used in a wide array of applications including stress management, antioxidant support, and muscle recovery.[1-4] The plant is rich in a number of potent compounds, though it’s main active constitutes are alkaloids and steroidal lactones, most notably withaferin A .[1, 2]
What are the benefits of Ashwagandha?
Reduction of Anxiety and Stress Ashwagandha supplementation is especially useful for people who work in high-tension environments, or those prone to anxiety and other cognitive impairments. In a clinical setting, it has been found to significantly reduce stress levels and measured cortisol levels when taken daily. Stay cool, calm, and collected with the powder of this ancient herb.
Antioxidant/ Cellular Protection Withaferin A had been identified as a potent antioxidant and specifically target mitochondria to provoke cancer cell-selective destruction. The compound helps to strengthen the antioxidant defense system, helping to protect neural cells so they can grow and communicate more effectively with one another.[3, 8]
Increase muscle mass and power output Clinical studies reveal that supplementing with Ashwagandha twice a day and partaking in resistance training resulted in significant muscle mass gain, reduction in exercise-induced muscle damage, and decrease in percentage of body fat compared to placebo.[4, 7]
Why take Ashwagandha supplements?
Adaptogens like Ashwagandha are aptly named, they help you manage stress and adapt to the situation at hand. Whether it is emotional, physical, or cellular.[1-8] Ashwagandha is a unique and exciting ingredient because it helps you perform your best, especially when the pressure is on.
1 Sehrawat A. et al. “Mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer chemoprevention by phytochemical from dietary and medicinal plants.” University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Seminars in Cancer Biology. 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.semcancer.2016.11.009
2 Chandraskhar K., et al. “A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of AshwagandhaRoot in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults” Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 34(3): 255–262.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/
3 Yenisetti SC. et al. “Neuropharmacological Properties of Withania somnifera- Indian Ginseng: An Overview on Experimental Evidence with Emphasis on Clinical Trials and Patents.” Recent Pat CNS Drug Discov. 2016;10(2):204-215.
4 Wankhede. et al. “Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery. a randomized controlled trial.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition201512:432015PMID: 26609282 PMCID: PMC4658772 DOI: 10.1186/s12970-015-0104-9
5 Ashwinikumar A. et al. “Exploratory study to evaluate tolerability, safety, and activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in healthy volunteers”. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 3(3): 111–114.
6 Vijay A. et al. “Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study” Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 571420. 10.1155/2013/571420
7 Tripathi RK. et al. “Effect of Withania somnifera on physical and cardiovascular performance induced by physical stress in healthy human volunteers” International Journal of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20164114
8 Dnyanraj C. et al. “Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions” Journal of Dietary Supplements Vol 12. Issue 6.599-612. 2017
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