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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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i was using another asshwagandha product but find the KSM-66 far superior. I can feel the relief of stress as I go throughout my day. It clearly has helped me reduce my cortisol levels as I can see a decrease in my midsection. I highly recommend this product and thank Nootropics Depot for a quality product and fast shipping. Michael on 3rd Sep 2016
This is my first month of taking Nootropic Depot's KSM-66. I am really pleased with the calming effects in seems to exert, as well as the fact that after swallowing, there is no aftertaste as I have experienced with other Ashwaganda supplements. The capsules are smaller than the big "00" size caps, which makes them easy to swallow. Personally, I find them more useful in the late afternoon and early evening. I've observed some moderate easing of stress and mild (but significant) enhancement after some unusually long days of meetings, calls, and driving (extra stress). I do take more than the recommended dosage, but have offset by skipping on some days. Perhaps I need to remain consistent with taking same, rec. amount daily? All around: Def worth a try and I would not attempt to seek anywhere outside of Nootropics Depot. Chris R. on 24th Aug 2016
Thanks, MYASD/ND/Ceretropic/Paul/team, for carrying this. I think it's helping a good friend with some anxiety issues, and he's only in his first week. This is much better than western medicine's approach of popping synthroid and benzodiazepines into your body until you (or your penis) collapse(s).
He seems to note an added sense of relaxation, among anything else. I think this is far superior to any ashwagandha extract (and may be the ultimate one, in the end).
+1 for NootropicsDepot, +1 for Ayurveda, +1 for extraction/synthesis//patented consistency.
Thank you Paul and team. You're not only helping me; you're helping my friends, too. srubek on 15th Aug 2016
Since I started taking KSM-66 it feels like recovery after exercise has been exceptionally improved, which is great for me since I have NAFLD. Cortisol is a huge factor and suppressing it even a little is a good thing.
Add some phenibut, a racetam or adrafinil, alpha-GPC and agmatine and that's a nice little stack josh on 3rd Jul 2016
I'm a cyclist and I use this stuff to help with a little extra natural form of recovery and performance increase. I also find this stuff helps me relax, and I find I sleep really well when taking this. Kellz on 3rd Jul 2016
This is one supplement I keep coming back to. The dosage seems spot on, and its good for stress, depression, and anxiety. It sometimes gives me slight apathy and very minor brain fog though. Kyle W on 22nd Jun 2016
Thanks you Nootropicsdepot.com for another great product & fast shipping again! Justin on 15th Jun 2016
I mainly got this "KSM-66" Ashwagandha extract to help with mainly stress/anxiety/sleep. They seem to work pretty good for a herbal supplement. I still got a lot left so I am still in the process of 'testing' them out. BUT I do think they were worth buying as I have always wanted to try Ashwagandha and the KSM-66 brand/extract seemed to be the best and most potent of the Ashwaganda after researching before buying... All in all they work pretty good for stress/anxiety but don't expect a miracle cure, its just a nice thing to have when feeling stressed out or anxious. Dr. J on 22nd May 2016
This works so much better than the other ashwagandhas I have tried, it's not even fair. I don't get tired or depressed like I do with other ones. This makes me stress free, but leaves me awake and happy. It is basically how I expected regular ashwagandha to work after reading about it, but actually does it. Trevor Faust on 21st May 2016
I love this stuff. At first I put off buying it thinking it was another B.S. herb. Boy was I wrong it doesn't only help my anxiety it melts it all away. The weird thing it doesn't make me tired but instead gives me motivation and confidence. I will be buying again. Thank you N.D. for all your hard work. Josh Seal on 19th Apr 2016