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 supporting healthy stress levels. 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. KSM-66 may 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.
- Libido 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
As a dietary supplement, take 300mg of KSM-66 Ashwagandha Extract 1-2 times daily.
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*Can affect thyroid function. Please speak to your doctor if you have a history of thyroid issues.
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.