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Ashwagandha, which is scientifically known as Withania somnifera, is a plant that belongs to the nightshade family. It appears as a short perennial herb with bright, orange-red fruit and green, bell-shaped flowers.
The herb, particularly its roots, is one of the foundational components in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy and cure-all for a variety of conditions and disorders, much like ginseng. In traditional medicine, ashwagandha was used to help recover from illnesses and improve vitality, virility, and immunities. It was also used as an alternative for muscle aches.
While ashwagandha appears in various formulations and extracts, KSM-66 is unique as the highest concentration full-spectrum extract. Full spectrum refers to an extract that contains a balance of components from the original herb instead of over-representing any single component.
The exact mechanisms of action have yet to be determined, though it is understood that ashwagandha is an adaptogen. Adaptogens refer to natural compounds designed to help you adapt to stress and maintain homeostasis.
Much of the herb’s effects come from a blend of its active constituents, which mainly comprise alkaloids like somniferine, tropine, and withanine, along with steroidal lactones known as withanolides. More than 140 withanolides have been identified and isolated in ashwagandha.
KSM-66 ashwagandha extract benefits are wide ranging. As an adaptogen, ashwagandha creates a sense of relaxation, increasing its potential use as a supplement for stress relief. Ashwagandha achieves this by reducing the immunosuppressive effects caused by stress and the concentrations of cortisol (the main stress hormone, in your body). This may also be beneficial to those in need of a mood boost. It blocks harmful stress responses and induces calming effects, many of which are similar to GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid). Even to those with relatively healthy minds, ashwagandha has shown a generally soothing effect.
As a nootropic, ashwagandha has been shown to increase mental focus. Early studies also suggest that the herb can help to improve memory formation and may potentially be used as an alternative for healthy brain function.
Ashwagandha has also been shown to possess powerful antioxidant properties and neuroprotective abilities. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, compounds created during the process of cellular oxidation. Free radicals can damage cells in your brain and body, leading to age-related decline. Antioxidants prevent this damage, potentially resulting in greater longevity.
Ashwagandha may promote healthy cellular function. Studies suggest that its soothing properties may reduce fatigue and stress.
Ashwagandha has also shown high potential for improving physical health. Research shows that the herb features powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which may promote joint and muscle health.
As a dietary supplement, take one 300mg KSM-66® Ashwagandha Extract capsule daily.
Nootropics Depot offers 90ct. or 180ct. jars of KSM-66 Ashwagandha Capsules. Nootropics Depot's KSM-66 Ashwagandha has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
Read the KSM-66 ashwagandha reviews and experiences below to learn more.
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It does exactly what it advertises and blows the competition out of the water. I was disappointed when I had bought another variation (non-KSM 66) in a supplement store. I decided to try ND and I was completely satisfied. I will be a lifelong customer. Unknown on 30th Apr 2018
I take two at night to take the edge off at the end of the day. I told my sister, who takes ambien, to give this a try. I take it at night and wake up totally refreshed. Gives me a nice clear relaxed state of being and mind. Can't say enough good things. vanessa steckler on 22nd Mar 2018
I asked my psychiatrist about this herb and he said it was good.
I take it every night, and I sleep well. Annie on 4th Feb 2018
This stuff definitely does something but doesn’t agree with my brain chemistry well. Gave me speedy thoughts. Don’t use at night. Will try the other more relaxing version if I ever buy again. ian on 13th Jan 2018
First of all, Nootropics Depot’s response time for an order is fast. Every order that I’ve placed has been fulfilled within 24 hours and shipped out. I generally receive their products within 2-3 days after shipment. Their products are genuine. This is the first time I’ve tried Ashwagandha in capsule form. It seems to take the edge off, help me focus, and complete work in a timely manner. Thank you! Unknown on 3rd Oct 2017
I have been recommending this product to friends and family. It has really helped me and I've gotten a lot of feedback from others. It doesn't make me feel tired or out of it, just mildly relaxed Unknown on 25th Sep 2017
No doubt this stuff works.
I taken it twice now and the second time I took it, I felt so wasted the next day it was unbelievable. I seriously feel like I died and that I am watching my own self.
I know this product works good for some people, I think it depends on your thyroid also.
But for me I wish I never taken this stupid thing, it's been 36 hours and I can't even move and seems like I got blurry vision, I am not taking anything else so I know that this stuff caused it.
Nootropics Depot on the other hand is 5 PLUS Stars and ROCKS. No complaints there! :) Unknown on 18th Sep 2017
Okay, its been a few weeks of use now. Immediately after taking one pill in the afternoon, I felt very chilled out almost too chill. I wouldn't want to drive lets just say. So now I only take it at night an hour before bed and I still feel residual effects but in the best way. I get great sleep and wake up before my alarm which is the weirdest thing for me. But I love this stuff. John on 10th Aug 2017
After using KSM-66 daily for about a month, I've began to discern it's effects from not taking it on brief occasion. It gives a palpable increase in motivation and clarity. Nothing to put your psychiatrist out of business but may give some extra footing amidst a mental rut. Unknown on 28th Jul 2017
I have enjoyed taking this Ashwagandha. It has improved my memory, as well as my cognitive and creative abilities. What I like about it, is also what I dislike about it. It really accents my emotions. When I am happy, I am really happy, but when I am angry or frustrated, I become rude, and almost intolerable to be around. So bad so that I notice how poorly I am behaving whilst I am behaving that way! Has anyone else had this issue? Otherwise, a good product! Unknown on 7th Jan 2017