Ashwaganda, the root extract from Withania somnifera (Winter Cherry), is a primary herb used in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest holistic medicinal systems stemming from India. Ashwaganda promotes balance within the body by enhancing its ability to self-regulate key systems such as energy production, endocrine, neurological, reproductive and immune systems.1,2
Ashwaganda has been clinically proven to:
• Reduce stress and anxiety3,4
• Enhance memory and cognition5
• Increase endurance and strength6,7
• Improve sexual function in women8 and testosterone levels in men9,10
Health Thru Nutrition’s award winning KSM-66 Organic Ashwagandha is the highest-concentration ashwagandha extract available with 5% withanolides content. Awards won include the Frost & Sullivan 2014 “Product Innovation in Botanicals”, the 2013 “Best Botanical Ingredient” at Natural Products Expo West, and the 2012 “Innovative Ingredient” award at Panacea, South Asia’s largest natural products conference. Due to a revolutionary process, no chemical solvents or alcohols are used during extraction, resulting in the most pure and potent, full-spectrum, root-only product.
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7 Ayu. 2015 Jan-Mar;36(1):63-8.
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9 J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 Aug 26;149(1):208-14.
10 Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013;2013:571420.
Other Ingredients: hypromellose, magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide. (Contains Milk)
Are there any allergens in this product?
YES, Milk is used as part of the solvent free extraction process to produce KSM-66.
Is the capsule made from animal gelatin?
No, these capsules are pure Non-GMO vegetable and plant materials. And rest assured we do not test on animals either!
Where is the product made?
This product has been manufactured in a certified cGMP U.S. facility in either New York or Maryland.
Do You Perform Product and Raw Material Testing?
Absolutely YES! Prior to manufacture, we test every single raw material active and inactive, to confirm the identity of each batch of raw material to be used in the finished product. This verified raw material is then lab tested for potency, microbiology, heavy metals, and residual solvents before any use in manufacturing.
Finally, all finished products are tested to ensure that the potency is at least 100% of label claim, along with a second round of heavy metal and microbiological testing to make sure that the product is safe for human consumption.
What is magnesium stearate? Why is it added to the supplement?
Magnesium stearate is used in the manufacturing of both supplements and medications as a lubricant or “flow agent” to prevent blockages in the machinery. Being used in the manufacturing process, small amounts make their way into the final product. Magnesium stearate is found in nature and in our diet, (meat and chocolate are particularly rich sources). Bottom line, the small amount that you will actually consume from supplements or medications is considered negligible.
What is silicon dioxide? Why is it added to the supplement?
Silicon Dioxide is used in the manufacturing process to prevent the various powdered ingredients destined for the supplement from sticking together and to ensure an even distribution of ingredients in the final product. As with many food additives, consumers often have concerns about finding silicon dioxide on product labels. However, numerous studies have found no health risks associated with silicon dioxide and the actual amount in each supplement is considered negligible.
What is hypromellose? Why is it added to the supplement?
Hypromellose, is a derivative of cellulose, (the main constituent of plant cell walls), used as eye drops for artificial tears and in supplements as an excipient. Hypromellose is a vegetarian alternative to gelatin.
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