Jarrow Formulas Ashwagandha has been used in the Indian tradition of Ayurveda to improve musculoskeletal function and as a tonic to improve overall health. Experimental studies demonstrate that Ashwagandha is an antioxidant that supports joint mobility and resistance to fatigue. Ashwagandha has shown to improve sperm motility as well and that is evident in the response of male actors in the adult entertainment industry who are very enthusiastic about this herb.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha is an extract obtained from roots.
Ashwagandha is used to combat stress, increase energy levels, mental cognition, cardiovascular function, glucose metabolism and weight management. Ashwagandha's efficacy is substantiated by a multi-phase, double-blind, placebo controlled human clinical trial. Ashwagandha really shines as a virility herb in adolescents boys and adult men. Boosting both libido, sexual drive and performance as Ashwagandha is also know as herb to have a very positive effect on sperm production.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng, winter cherry, Ajagandha, Kanaje Hindi and Samm Al Ferakh, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Ashwagandha means "horse's smell" in Sanskrit, probably originating from the odor of it's root, which resembles that of sweaty horse.
The species name somnifera means "sleep-bearing" in Latin, indicating it was considered a sedative, but it has been also used for sexual vitality and as an adaptogen. Some herbalists refer to Ashwagandha as Indian ginseng, since it is used in Ayurvedic medicine in a way similar to how ginseng is used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Anecdotally it is certain male actors who made fame in the adult entertainment industry contribute in the fact that it really does give men an advantage over those not using the herb.
do not see Ashwaghandha as alternative for regular or medicinal hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Ashwagandha is a natural herb that allows individuals to recover from physical stress. Ashwagandha does NOT raise testosterone as claimed by other manufacturers, but can aid in gaining back virility and sexual appetite. For adolescent boys Ashwagandha can help them progress from boy to manhood.
• more flavonoids and polyphenols then generic Ashwagandha
• users report better sleep and more energy
• improves virility in both men and women
• used by many high paid male adult entertainers which require a natural aid to help with ejaculations
KSM-66® is a registered trademark of Ixoreal Biomed Inc.
Withania somnifera is a small, woody shrub native to the Indian subcontinent and can be found growing wild in the Mediterranean region. It is most commonly referred to by its Sanskrit name, ashwagandha, which means “horse’s smell,” but occasionally it is called Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha has a long history of use in Asia for strengthening the constitution of the body.
The major biochemical constituents found in ashwagandha are steroidal alkaloids and steroidal lactones that are collectively called withanolides. The withanolides appear to act as important regulators of hormonal processes in a balancing—adaptogenic—manner. When there is an excess of a certain hormone, the basic theory contends, ashwagandha constituents occupy receptor sites so that the effect of the hormone is muted. However, when the hormone level is low, ashwagandha constituents actually stimulate the receptor to exert a small effect. This can lead to a state-dependent balancing, or adaptive, effect. One area in which this is important is with the stress response.
When a human being encounters a stressful situation, the body automatically triggers the stress response. This involves the release of a number of signaling molecules from the adrenal glands that lie atop the kidneys. Epinephrine (adrenalin) and norepinepherine initiate the “flight-or-flight” response. Glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, alter blood-pressure, blood sugar, digestion, immune function, and even bone growth. Mainly, this concerted response is meant to mobilize resources to increase the chances of survival in the present and to avoid “wasting” energy for housekeeping and repair functions. This is an amazingly adapted survival response, when faced with occasional, stressful situations.
However, if the stress response is constantly activated, the body runs into problems. Constantly elevated blood sugar levels can lead to changes in insulin sensitivity, while decreased housekeeping functions and a diminished immune response are problematic over the long-term. Unfortunately, this is essentially what occurs with chronic stress (CS). And this is why immune suppression, irregularities in glucose homeostasis, elevated blood pressure, and other physiological effects are associated with CS and, particularly, with chronically elevated plasma glucocorticoid levels. Ashwagandha is believed to help modulate the activity of these messengers and temper their message.
In addition, animal studies of ashwangadha extracts have been found to elicit a positive effect on the body’s natural antioxidant defenses. Ashwagandha has been found to support levels of reduced glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase and glutathione peroxidase, while also providing protection against lipid peroxidation. Depleted antioxidant defenses are another biomarker of extended stress on the body.
Clinically Studied Ashwagandha
Jarrow Formulas’ ashwangadha contains KSM-66® , a high- concentration, full-spectrum ashwagandha extract. Using only the roots of the ashwagandha plant, extracted in an alcohol and harsh-chemical free process, KSM-66 has been clinically shown to ease short-term stress, support normal levels of inflammation, promote a healthy outlook, support cognitive health, and increase physical endurance.
In an animal study of rats exposed to mild, unpredictable footshock, once daily for 21 days, those given ashwagandha (25 and 50 mg/kg) 1 hour before better withstood the experience, and responded with healthier blood sugar and sugar tolerance. They also experienced a normal range of corticosterone, healthy male sexual function, normal cognitive function, balanced immunity and a healthy mood. In a placebo-controlled human study on ashwagandha, participants experienced better mood scores, cortisol levels, serum C-reactive protein, pulse rate and pressure, as well as normal levels of DHEA-S, hemoglobin, mean fasting blood sugar, and lipid profiles, without unwanted effects.
Jarrow Formulas’ Ashwagandha
Recognized for centuries by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine for its potent adaptogenic qualities, ashwagandha promotes physical and mental health, and augments resistance against diverse environmental factors, revitalizing the body and supporting longevity. Jarrow Formulas’ Ashwagandha contains KSM-66 ® ashwagandha, which has been c linically shown to ease short-term stress, support normal levels of inflammation, promote a healthy outlook, support cognitive health, and increase physical endurance.
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take 2 capsules twice a day with a glass of water or tea, 30 minutes before a meal.
take 1 capsule twice a day with a glass of water or tea, 30 minutes before a meal.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
ashwaghandha 300 mg†
- root extract of Withania somnifera with>8% withanolides
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredient (Ashwagandha), filler (microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
store in a cool, dry place
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans