Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is an adaptogenic herb that belongs to the pepper family. Ashwagandha grows throughout India, the Middle East, and in parts of Africa. It contains steroidal lactones known as withanolides, which have been shown through scientific studies to be responsible for the health benefits of the plant.†
Ashwagandha is one of the best-known Indian botanicals that has been used in Ayurvedic preparations since the Vedic era, dating back 3000-4000 years. It is one of the most revered and widely used Ayurvedic herbs. In Ayurveda, ashwagandha is classified as a rasayana, meaning “rejuvenative tonic.” Traditionally it was widely used in people of all ages for a range of imbalances. Today, consumer awareness of ashwagandha’s wide range of health benefits grows as clinical substantiation increases. Ashwagandha acts as an adaptogen, helping to maintain the body’s healthy response to physiological and psychological stress. Adaptogens also help reduce fatigue and improve energy.†
In animal studies, ashwagandha has been shown to support the activity of lymphocytes and macrophages, moderate occasional stress, support memory and cognitive function, provide neurosupport by scavenging free radicals, and support thyroid function. A small human clinical trial demonstrated the ability of ashwagandha to support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism.†
Dr. Kenawy’s formula uses Standardized Ashwagandha Extract from Sabinsa, a world leader in Ayurvedic herbal extracts. Sabinsa has raised the quality bar for the popular adaptogen ashwagandha with Shagandha™ Ashwagandha Root Extract 2.5% USP from Withania somnifera, assured to comply with the U.S. Pharmacopoeia-National Formulary (USP-NF) monograph. The company chose botanical specialist Alkemist Labs to test the ingredient to confirm that it meets the USP monograph.
- Shagandha™ Ashwagandha Root Extract 2.5% USP from Withania somnifera [12.5mg] total withanolides
- hypoallergenic, vegan 500mg capsules
- promote physical and mental health
- Improves Energy and a Healthy Response to Stress
- May support cardiovascular, immune, cognitive and joint function
†These statements have not been evaluated by The Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.