KSM-66® Ashwagandha Capsules/Power
NootropicsDepot.com caries 5 different varieties of organic Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha, which is scientifically known as Withania somnifera, is a plant that belongs to the nightshade family. It appears as a short perennial herb with bright, orange-red fruit and green, bell-shaped flowers.
The herb, particularly its roots, is one of the foundational components in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy and cure-all for a variety of conditions and disorders, much like ginseng. In traditional medicine, ashwagandha was used to help recover from illnesses and improve vitality, virility, and immunities. It was also used as an alternative for muscle aches.
While ashwagandha appears in various formulations and extracts, KSM-66 is unique as the highest concentration full-spectrum extract. Full spectrum refers to an extract that contains a balance of components from the original herb instead of over-representing any single component.
You can no doubt find Ashwaghanda on a store shelf near you, however there's a real concern with quality when it comes to herbal Adaptogens.
Especially when it comes Nootropics that come out of the ground as Dr. Mercola says
Invariably, choosing the lowest cost option is not going to be the best option.
- There's quality concerns with metal content of the ground where it's grown.
- There's quality concerns with how it's transported to you (hint: giant boats are bad)
- There's quality concerns with how and for how long it's stored before it reaches you
I've identified three sources that have the meaningful credibility indicators I look for
Ashwaghanda Spagyric Tincture is Ashwaghanda in concentrated liquid drops. This is the one Ashwaghanda product I found on the Internet. $35 for a bottle
Sensoril is an patented Ashwaghanda brand that is distinct in that it contains at least 10% glycowithanolides. Starts at $15
KSM-66® the designation for the highest percentage of withanolides (>5%) Starts at $10