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KSM-66® Powder (Ashwagandha Extract)

  • Product Description


    What is KSM-66 Ashwagandha Powder?

    Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, has been a widely used and studied Ayurvedic herb for centuries, mainly for its potential effectiveness in easing stress and its associated problems. KSM-66, created by Ixoreal Biomed, is an easy-to-use Ashwagandha powder that can be added to capsules or taken with food and drink.

    How is KSM-66 Ashwagandha Powder Made?

    There are many Ashwagandha powder options on the market, but none quite compares to KSM-66. Committed to quality and safety, Ixoreal Biomed invested over 14 years of research and development in the creation of KSM-66. Made strictly from the roots (no leaves) of the plant for maximum clinical effectiveness, KSM-66 is acquired through a unique extraction process based on “Green Chemistry” principles, which do not make use of alcohol or synthetic solvents.

    KSM-66 Ashwagandha Benefits

    KSM-66 Ashwagandha benefits the body and mind in multiple ways, as shown through clinical trials and research studies. In fact, KSM-66 is the most extensively studied Ashwagandha extract on the market.

    The bioactive constituents (compounds) of the Ashwagandha herb that are widely studied and lend to its positive effect on humans include notable alkaloids and over 35 withanolides. Withanolides help our bodies regulate hormone imbalances. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that play a role in just about every essential human process, including stress. KSM-66 can reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone) as well as the immunosuppressive effect that stress has on the body. One study showed a significant (nearly 28%) reduction in stress and serum cortisol levels. This is why KSM-66 is recommended for those who need help managing stress. This relaxing effect may also be helpful for sleep.

    Besides managing stress, studies have shown KSM-66 to be a helpful aid in the following areas:

    • Cognition and memory* - One study showed improvement in executive function and attention, two key areas of the Wechsler Memory Scale.
    • Energy and stamina* - One study showed that Ashwagandha led to improvement in cardiorespiratory endurance and self-assessment scores for healthy athletes.
    • Weight management and well-being* - Increased levels of cortisol can signal your body to hold on to excess fat. Reducing cortisol levels not only helps stress but also weight loss and general feelings of well-being, according to one study.
    • Muscle strength, size, and recovery* - Ashwagandha has been shown to help healthy, active adults improve max resistance load and muscle recovery.
    • Testosterone levels in men* - One study found the herb to improve semen volume, sperm concentration and motility, serum luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone levels.
    • Sexual function in women* - One study reported improvements in desire, arousal, and satisfaction for women using Ashwagandha.


    Why Buy KSM-66 Ashwagandha Powder?

    Apart from the benefits we’ve discussed, there are several reasons to buy KSM-66 Ashwagandha over market competitors.

    1. High-concentration, full-spectrum extract: 14 years of research and development paid off. Only Ixoreal has managed to refine an extraction process that maintains the natural balance of the constituents in the herb. Through “Green Chemistry” processing, Ixoreal’s science team found a way to holistically process Ashwagandha to preserve efficacy of active constituents in their natural proportions, including withanine, somniferine, tropine, steroidal lactones, and withanolides.
    2. A safer root-only extract; not made from leaves: Traditional Ayurvedic texts as well as the standard pharmacopoeias of India, Britain, and the U.S. describe solely the root for use. Many other manufacturers include extracts of the leaves, but there is no data supporting the efficacy or safety of such practices. Extracts that include the leaves can gain a higher percentage of overall withanolides, but this comes at the cost of increasing the amount of withaferin A, an undesirable cytotoxic withanolide. KSM-66 is the highest percentage available in root-only Ashwagandha extract at 5% concentration, and the amount of withaferin A found in this extract is negligible and, most importantly, very safe.
    3. Most extensive studies and research: Ixoreal leads the industry in performing clinical trials and research to investigate effectiveness of Ashwagandha in humans, collaborating with major research and academic institutions. All Ixoreal studies are randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled.
    4. Efficient pricing for highest-quality product on the market: Ixoreal uses cost-efficient business practices to pass savings on to customers, as it’s the only Ashwagandha manufacturer on the globe that manages its own farms, production facilities, laboratories and research center.
    5. Certifications you can trust: KSM-66 has attained more than a dozen trusted certifications for product quality and business practices. KSM-66 is 100% USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project verified, Certified Gluten-Free, JK Kosher, and more, as well as being GRAS-affirmed by the FDA. In line with WHO-cGMP and US-FDA, KSM-66 is manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008- and GMP-certified, state-of-the-art cleanroom facility. Additionally, KSM-66 is vegetarian and shelf-stable.
    6. Superior taste: Ixoreal’s unique extraction process preserves the compounds and lends itself to a neutral taste in foods and beverages. Other manufacturing processes, including hydroalcoholic, lead to a bitter taste.
    7. Award-winning product: KSM-66 has earned multiple awards.
    • Herbal Industry Leader 2016” by Society for Ethnopharmacology
    • Product Innovation in Botanicals 2014” by Frost and Sullivan
    •  Best Botanical Ingredient 2013” at Engredea/Natural Products Expo West
    •  Innovative Ingredient of the Year 2012” at Panacea

    Always discuss the addition of nootropics and supplements with your doctor or another trusted healthcare professional, and stay informed about how a product might affect your unique body chemistry--everyone is different.

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    *Contains Milk Allergens

    Attention: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It has not been approved, nor have these statements been evaluated, by the FDA.


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    1. A safer root-only extract; not made from leaves

      The pursuit of health should not come at the cost of it. Reasonably priced for one of the highest quality product on the market. on 12th Aug 2017

    2. Tasty!

      Subtle and good taste, reduces stress and anxiety when taken continuously.
      I use it at night for optimal cortisol levels and not cos of any drowsy feeling,
      on 15th Jun 2017

    3. Great!

      The best ashwaghanda I've tried. Very, very helpfull for my anxiety without being drowsy. on 10th Jun 2017

    4. Overall Good Product but Room to Improve

      At first, I was surprised that there was dosing information on the label but no feasible method provided to reasonably or consistently guess what that amount looks like.
      When I went to dilute the product it water I was amazed at how hydrophobic it is - it does not easily mix with water but if you use warm/hot water this issue is resolved slightly. However, the hotter water created the concern of affecting potency.
      Ultimately, while I enjoyed using this product and probably took significantly more per serving than I initially intended to because of it - and absent of the very high shipping costs, the price is great - I have since purchased KSM-66 with capsule delivery.
      I would say that this product was effective in reducing my perceived anxiety and stress levels while increasing my athletic power and decreasing workout recovery time.
      I definitely recommend KSM-66 to everyone but will suggest capsules to avoid some of the aforementioned minor setbacks.
      on 24th May 2017

    5. my favorite

      Great for anxiety and libido. Very noticeable. Love this stuff. Makes my penis larger flaccid also as a bonus. Increase blood flow or T? on 17th Apr 2017

    6. A mild taste without bitterness

      I found this form of herb to be mild in taste, as opposed to bitter, which I thought it would be. Makes it easy and more desirable to take daily, plus I find this form to not be over stimulating, which is what I was looking for in this herb. on 23rd Feb 2017

    7. my life in 360

      I have VERY bad anxiety. So bad it affects my everyday life. I am so happy to have discovered this product. I finally feel like a normal person! KSM-66 has many benefits, but anxiety relief is a use I can personally recommend this for. Truly amazing product! on 12th Jan 2017

    8. Works Great

      I get all of the positive effects of this KSM-66. I love it! on 4th Jan 2017

    9. KSM-66 Ashwagadha and telomere extensions

      On credible advice I contracted in August with Life Length of Spain through its US affiliate lab Age Diagnostic Labs (ADL) to measure my telomeres . According to ADL through Life Length, I was pleased that as a 72 year old, I have telomeres of a 70 year old. My plan is to have my telomeres measured again next August and hope to learn that the KSM-66 Ashwagandha after more than six months of consumption will have positively increased the difference between my physical age and my chronological age. Till then I can report that once I was able to find ways to consume the KSM-66 powder with its bitter taste masked, it is a manageable supplement to add to my daily regimen. Resurvey me next September. on 26th Dec 2016

    10. Still taking, not sure yet.

      I am taking this now, haven't really done it regularly. I cleared it with my Psychiatrist who told me it would not cause a problem with my Zoloft. As time goes on I will see how effective it is. I believe I sleep better on it. on 27th Nov 2016

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