Ashwagandha Extract Powder | Minimum 9% Withanolides

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Ashwagandha Extract
30g or 60g
100 Servings or 200 Servings
Minimum 9% Withanolide content
As a dietary supplement, take 300mg of Ashwagandha Extract once daily.
Store in a cool and dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
In an effort to use more appropriate materials for certain products, we will be phasing in different bottles that contain HDPE vs PET. As we make this transition you may receive a bottle that is different in color and material than that pictured.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over the counter medications.
Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product does not include a scoop. Transfer scoops are not an accurate form of measurement. A milligram scale is needed to accurately measure this product.

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What is Ashwagandha? 

Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic practices and adaptogenic herb extracted from the plant Withania Somnifera. Originally native to the dry regions of India, northern Africa, and the Middle East with a history of use that dates as far back as 3,000 years, the Withania Somnifera plant is now also grown in milder climates including the United States. The Ashwagandha plant is noted for its oval leaves, yellow flowers and raisin-shaped fruit that are red in color. The name Ashwagandha is a combination of the two words Ashva (meaning horse) and Ghanda (meaning smell) and is a reference to a fresh Ashwagandha root's strong "horse-like" smell. The name is also a lesser reference to the traditional belief that Ashwagandha may give its user the strength or virility of a horse. Ashwagandha is also sometimes referred to as 'Indian Ginseng' or Wintercherry, is often touted as the 'King of Ayurveda' and has quickly become one of the most popular natural nootropic supplements available.

Ashwagandha is usually classified as an Adaptogen, which are herbs or vitamins that are able to reduce the biochemical effects of a perceived stress; and as a Rasayana, which is a term used to refer to the highest class of Ayurvedic herbs. Traditional Ashwagandha uses have included as an astringent, adaptogen, immuno-stimulant and cardioprotective dietary supplement. The Ashwagandha root or root extract are commonly used in extracts, although the fruits of the Ashwagandha plant (otherwise known as the Winter Cherries) also have potential therapeutic benefits.

Ashwagandha Benefits and Uses

Uses and Benefits of Ashwagandha may include:

    • May help support healthy stress levels*
    • May help promote energy and focus*
    • May help support cognitive function*
    • May help promote neuroprotection*

Ashwagandha in Ayurveda

Ayurvedic practices believe that the nutrients we consume daily are converted into the energy and information that form our cells, tissues and organs. An Ashwagandha supplement is thought to help provide its user the proper balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that our bodies need. More specifically, it is believed that Ashwagandha balances Vata (that which governs all movement in the mind and body) and Kapha (that which governs all structure and lubrication in the mind and body). Vata and Kapha are two of three Doshes or Ayurvedic principles.

Is This Ashwagandha Extract Standardized to Withanolides?

Yes, Nootropics Depot’s Ashwagandha Extract is standardized to 9% Withanolides.

Withanolides exist in plants belonging to the Solanaceae family. Of the plants in this category, Ashwagandha has the highest concentrations of withanolides. Withanolides are known for their properties supporting pain management and promoting feelings of restfulness.* This formulation of Ashwagandha has a balanced blend of withanolides at 9%.

Withanolides are primarily responsible for Ashwagandha’s adaptogenic properties. Withanolide A, which is one of the most abundant withanolides in Ashwaghanda, has been reported to fully regulate elevated cortisol levels in animal studies.

The Sourcing And Testing Of Nootropics Depot's Ashwagandha Extract With 9% Withanolides

Ashwagandha is a traditional Indian botanical, so why is it sourced so often from China? For years, Nootropics Depot sourced its generic ashwagandha from China. This is where most ashwagandha is often sourced these days, due to China's extensive supply chain. However, the main issue was consistent quality. We were just not getting ashwgandha with the specific withanolide profile that we desired. This made us ask the question: If ashwagandha is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic product, why not go direct to its ancient source? That's actually harder than it sounds. Why is that? Well India doesn't have as sophisticated of a supply chain as modern China does. It's much harder to find a quality supplier in India than it is in China, which is partly why it took us so long. However, once we found the right farm and extraction partner in India, we discovered that we could much more closely control the product quality and consistency. It appears that the long history of production and use of ashwagandha in India has left it uniquely suited to produce high-quality and unique modern extracts. Let's discuss the details of our new extract!

Besides the difficulties in sourcing quality Ashwagandha, proper lab testing has also been a struggle throughout the supplement industry. This is another challenging problem that took us years to solve, but we finally have state-of-the-art Ashwagandha testing methods which has greatly contributed to the creation of this high potency Ashwagandha extract!

One of the biggest difficulties with Ashwagandha is knowing exactly what to test for. Our response to this challenge was to develop a highly comprehensive profile of withanolides that we specifically standardize to. With many of the Ashwagandha extracts sourced from China that we were testing in the lab, we found that they were quite high in Withaferin A while being low in other withanolides. Since Withaferin A is a withanolide, it can be grouped under "total withanolides." What this means is that sometimes extracts that contain 5% total withanolides actually contain pretty much only Withaferin A. While Withaferin A is a very beneficial compound, it does not produce the classic calming effects associated with Ashwagandha. With this in mind, it is important that we test for Withaferin A independently of the other withanolides so that we can ensure that we are standardizing for a balanced withanolide profile. All of the withanolides each have very unique and distinct effects, so simply grouping it all under "total withanolides" is a direct path to a lackluster and unbalanced Ashwagandha extract.

This is where our new testing methods came to the rescue. Since our new testing methods allow us to distinguish accurately between different withanolides, it allows us to pursue specific withanolide profiles in the extracts we source. By doing this, we can achieve a few things such as:

1. More consistent Ashwagandha extracts

2. Higher potency

3. Balanced withanolide profile

4. Extracts that are not just made up of only withaferin A

Ashwagandha Dosage

As a dietary supplement, take 300mg of Ashwagandha Extract once daily. 

Where to Buy Ashwagandha Powder?

Nootropics Depot offers 30g or 60g jars of Ashwagandha Extract Powder (9% Withanolides). Nootropics Depot's Ashwagandha Extract has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.

To gain more insight, read the Ashwagandha reviews and experiences below. 

You may also like KSM-66 Ashwagandha powder or Sensoril Ashwagandha powder

Also known as: Withania somnifera, Indian ginseng, padalsingh (rajasthan), or winter cherry

  *Attention: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  • 5

    This is a very strong alternative to often weak products on amazon or at your local pharmacy.

  • 5
    As Described

    Stress levels definitely go down after taking this

7 Reviews

  • 5

    This is a very strong alternative to often weak products on amazon or at your local pharmacy.

  • 5
    As Described

    Stress levels definitely go down after taking this

  • 5
    On par with KSM-66

    This ashwagandha works well for me. I'd put it on par with KSM-66, but it costs less. This version might be a bit more calming that KSM is. I am happy with ND as always.

  • 2
    Compared to Sensoril and KSM this Product is Odd

    Firstly, the sensoril product had a great impact on sleep. It worked very well, whereas the KSM product made me calmer. However, this product not only tastes off, like it was extracted with synthetic chemicals but it also puts me in a weird head space. It did nothing except make me irritable and foggy. The two other products are fabulous, this one not so much.

  • 5
    Works as advertised.

    I bought this about a year ago. If you take at least the minimum dose it has relaxing properties to it. I also put about 270 mg of L theanine in it too couple of hours before bedtime. 200 mg of theanine doesn't do that much for me so that's why I add extra. I also take it for the other health benefits that it offers which is a lot.Nothing major but definitely noticeable. I just ordered the KSM 66 Version so maybe I'll put a review on that later on. Just some advice. I would start off at a really low dose to test how your stomach reacts to it. The first couple times I did it irritated my stomach but I've built up to it and now I can take a much higher dose with no issues.

  • 5
    I take some 2-3 times a day

    I think it has done awesome things for my hair which was starting to thin out and look unhealthy. Also I feel calmer generally.

  • 5
    Calm and chilled

    This was pretty good for overall mood. Packaging was nice, as always. It has a strong flavor, but if you chase it quickly it won't bother you. Shipping was on-point as well as the customer service.