Amazingly Powerful & Balanced!
I have been a long time user of KSM-66 Ashwagandha, for not only reducing stress, but to boost testosterone, improve sleep, and increase endurance. It's helped at improving testosterone, libido, and stress management. Not overtly potent, but still helped. I had initially started with regular Ashwagandha and graduated to KSM-66. I never wanted to use Sensoril, because I did not want an overtly sedating effect during the day at work.
Along comes Shoden. I had heard rumblings of how arjuna, the maker of CurcuGreen(was BSM-95), was making a super potent Ashwagandha with a whopping 35% of full spectrum Withanolides, while removing the potentially toxic Withaferin A. Please correct me if I'm wrong. So, I received a 30g tub of Shoden earlier this week, and what I have experienced thus far, is nothing short of amazing. I have been taking KSM-66 for a long time and I have essentially have become immune to noticing any "felt" effects. It still had an effect on reducing stress reactions and improving testosterone, but more subtle. Back to Shoden, after taking the first dose using an empty gelatin capsule, I noticed a more pronounced calming effect, but without sedation or drowsiness. This was great. It's provided a steady amount of energy, while rather dramatically reducing my bodies response to stressors. It kept my body from giving me Blips of adrenaline, when experiencing stressors at work. I also noticed a reduction in a type of flooding with cortisol, that I experience with significant stressful situations. This is great! It's the best of both worlds(calming without drowsiness). By the Third day, I noticed an increase in libido and frequency of erections. So I cannot wait for the way more pronounced effect than KSM-66, with increasing testosterone. According to the new clinical study. Another thing I noticed at night time, especially if taken closer to bed time or with dinner, was getting to sleep much faster than normal. When I hit the pillow, now it feels like I'm getting to sleep much faster. I am also staying a sleep longer, before getting up to use the bathroom during the night. This is something I have been doing a lot more lately, with some of the heart herbs I've been using. Some of these heart herbs have been producing a natural diuretic effect, which is very annoying at bedtime! I haven't been able to ascertain Shoden's improvements in endurance and strength yet. However, I have full confidence, that Shoden will greatly outperform, both regular Ashwagandha and KSM-66, in this regard. Sensoril would not be an ideal candidate for improving endurance and athletic performance, due to it being primarily focused on stress, and improving relaxation. I greatly look forward to the long term benefits of Shoden. I'm very greatful that a quality company, like Nootropics Depot, can get such an exceptional product out to us in a timely manner. Thanks