What Is the Right Way to Use Ashwagandha?

There are three things about Ashwagandha that are readily apparent: it’s hard to spell, it’s easy to mispronounce, and it’s quickly becoming a must-have ingredient for health enthusiasts hoping to experience a new sense of vitality. Which is why Chris Kilham The Medicine Hunter™ – has done extensive research into the benefit claims of this staple of Ayurvedic medicine. And what Chris discovered about Ashwagandha is nothing short of transformative.

But there’s a catch.

Not all Ashwagandha supplements are created equally.

What Is the Truth About Ashwagandha Supplements?

There’s a reason why CNN calls Chris Kilham the “Indian Jones of Natural Medicine” — he’s willing to go to the ends of the earth to find the best natural ingredients for healthy living. So, of course his medicine hunting brought him to India, a country where plant-based remedies have thrived for thousands of years. There he discovered the facts about Ashwagandha, and how one unique patented extract of the plant — the carefully cultivated organic KSM-66® Ashwagandha extract — is changing lives.

Like many supplements available today, there are multiple versions of Ashwagandha available. Some use cut-rate ingredients that have little efficacy, poor absorption, no specific clinical studies, and are just riding the wave of popularity created by media buzz. And then there are those that use clinically studied premium ingredients that are backed by science. That’s the category that organic KSM-66® Ashwagandha is in.

KSM-66® Ashwagandha is a patented full-spectrum extract that maintains the natural balance of the active constituents of the original herb (crucial components such as the alkaloids withanine, somniferine, and tropine, and the steroidal lactones called withanolides). All of these constituents need to be present in the original proportions found in the plant to unlock the power of Ashwagandha — which is why when Chris Kilham developed his Vital Rejuvenator™ formula for Purity Products, he insisted on using organic KSM-66® as the heart of the supplement.

How Is KSM-66® Ashwagandha Made and What Does It Do?

KSM-66® Ashwagandha is produced using a first-of-its-kind unique extraction process dubbed “Green Chemistry”  because it does not use any alcohol or synthetic solvents. Plus, KSM-66® uses only the roots of the Ashwagandha plant, which yields a superior  extract compared to those that use leaves only, or a mixture of roots, stems, and leaves. In other words, organic KSM-66® Ashwagandha is free of fillers. It’s also organic and non-GMO, and it’s cultivated on sustainable farms that support the local community.

And while the science of the extraction and manufacture of KSM-66® Ashwagandha is impressive, it was the results of 13 “Gold Standard” randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind human clinical trials that made it the must-have ingredient for Vital Rejuvenator™.

Just look at a few of the results:

  1. STRESS AND ANXIETY — The treatment group that used KSM-66® exhibited a significant reduction in scores on all the stress-assessment scales on Day 60, plus a reduction in serum cortisol levels, relative to the placebo group.1
  2. CARDIORESPIRATORY ENDURANCE — There was a greater increase from baseline in the mean VO2 max with KSM-66® Ashwagandha compared to placebo at 8 weeks and at 12 weeks, suggesting that extract enhances the cardiorespiratory endurance.2
  3. MEMORY AND COGNITION — After eight weeks of study, the KSM-66® treatment group demonstrated significant improvements compared with the placebo group in both immediate and general memory. This group also demonstrated significantly greater improvement in executive function, sustained attention, and information-processing speed.3

Overall, the studies showed that KSM-66® Ashwagandha provided support for stamina, vitality, physical performance, mental alertness, and stress management.* No wonder Chris Kilham packed Vital Rejuvenator™ with the clinically-tested dose of 600 mg!

What Makes Vital Rejuvenator™ Special?

While there are other supplements out there that use KSM-66® Ashwagandha, Chris Kilham knew that people who wanted a higher level of physical performance and mental focus would want a formula that combined other nutritional co-factors that would support the Ashwagandha.* So he added 4 complimentary organic ingredients:

  • Schisandra (Organic) — a wild berry widely used in both traditional and contemporary Chinese medicine, Schisandra has a 2,000-year history of use for supporting longevity, energy and fighting fatigue — and a clinical study to back it up.*4
  • Pomegranate (Organic) — a super fruit shown in multiple published scientific studies to support antioxidant defense and cardiovascular health.*
  • Cranberries (Organic) and Blueberries (Organic) — 2 popular specially chosen ingredients endowed with special phytonutrients called anthocyanins that function as antioxidants in the body to help protect cells from free radical oxidative stress.*

What you get, then, with Chris Kilham’s Vital Rejuvenator™ from Purity Products is a unique, evidence-based organic formula that will help your body and mind achieve just what the name says: vitality.* As Chris himself puts it, with Vital Rejuvenator™ featuring all-organic active ingredients, you will have a new “can do feeling, an experience of doing something great for your life.”

1 – Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study Ambiye, V. R., Langade, D., Dongre, S., Aptikar, P., Kulkarni, M., & Dongre, A. (2013).  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013.

2 – Efficacy of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [L.] Dunal) in improving cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy athletic adults Choudhary, B., Shetty, A., & Langade, D. G. (2015). Ayu, 36(1), 63.

3 – Efficacy and Safety of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) Root Extract in Improving Memory and Cognitive Functions Choudhary, D., Bhattacharyya, S., & Bose, S. (2017). Journal of Dietary Supplements, 1-14. Chicago

4 – Pharmacology of Schisandra chinensis Bail.: An overview of Russian research and uses in medicine Alexander Panossian, GeorgWikman (2008). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118 (2008) 183–212