Ashwagandha KSM-66® Root Extract (Withania somnifera)

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From: India, Middle East, parts of Africa
Form: Plant Extract

Benefits of Ashwagandha

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Stamina
  • Energy
  • Mental performance

What is Ashwagandha KSM-66®?

An acclaimed herb taken for thousands of years in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, KSM-66® is the patented and most clinically trialled form of Ashwagandha, giving rise to its worldwide acclaim by scientists. Ashwagandha KSM-66® has been clinically shown to help you manage stress, reduce anxiety and bring a sense of natural calm, stamina and energy.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, which means it helps to balance the stress response, lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and helps your body to deal with stressful situations, increase emotional resistance and improve relaxation. Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands which sit on top of the kidneys. The adrenal glands are not only in charge of the stress response but also our productivity, reaction time and emotional stability. By helping reduce levels of cortisol, Ashwagandha has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety

High cortisol levels can also disrupt sleeping patterns because cortisol blocks the production of melatonin, our sleep hormone. By reducing cortisol, Ashwagandha allows the body to produce melatonin, so may provide relief to those with insomnia or who are struggling with their sleep patterns. Ashwagandha can also be helpful for insomnia because it contains a compound called 'triethylene glycol' which helps to trigger the onset of sleep. In our latest research into stress, 78% of people experienced stress or anxiety at least once a week. A reduction in cortisol may improve anxiety and symptoms of depression. 

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