WHAT IS KSM-66 ASHWAGANDHA?
KSM-66 Ashwagandha is a branded, full-spectrum extract of Ashwagandha. Using the highest concentration of all major root only extracts available on the market today. It is produced using a unique proprietary extraction process, based on “Green Chemistry” principles, without using alcohol or any other chemical solvents.
WHAT IS ASHWAGANDHA?
Ashwagandha is a powerful adaptogen used to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, low energy and low concentration levels. Ashwagandha has been used for centuries in the middle east, India & north Africa for longevity. So what is an adaptogen? Long story short, adaptogen’s help the body cope with stress. Whether that be from stressful periods in life like work related stress, shift work, lack of sleep, living with a newborn baby, moving houses and divorce.
Stress can derive from external sources including toxins, pollutants and chemicals, or internal sources such as anxiety, insomnia and other personal issues as we just mentioned. Long term stress can wreak havoc on your Adrenal Glands, which when faced with stress, the body will produce the Cortisol Hormone as part of its’ stress response. This can lead to symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue, which include lethargy, anxiety, poor concentration, poor memory, low blood sugar and cravings. High Cortisol levels also dramatically impact one’s ability to build muscle and lose fat! Over 200 studies have been conducted on KSM-66 Ashwagandha, which have reported benefits such as:
- Reducing Cortisol Levels
- Improving Learning and Memory
- Reducing Anxiety and Depression
- Stabilising Blood Sugar
- Lowering Cholesterol
- Decreasing Inflammation
- Increasing Libido
WHAT DOES IT DO/HOW DOES IT WORK?
KSM-66 Ashwagandha works to reduce the stress signals and the consequential nervous system response that occurs as a result. By managing excess cortisol levels in the body you will feel more relaxed in stressful situations, get a better quality sleep & even reduce the tolerance build up of high stim pre workouts.
Ashwagandha is most commonly used nowadays in sports supplements to aid the body in coping with stress related to training and help achieve optimal recovery. When we train the body the body is put under stress. Now this is a good thing. The body needs to be put under stress to grow BUT results for both muscle gain & fat loss don;t happen in the gym. They come from every second you spend outside of the gym aka your recovery period.
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WHEN DO I TAKE IT?
To take advantage of KSM-66’s effects, it is best taken 2-3 times a day. Thankfully there are a large range of supplements both with & without stimulants that contain KSM-66 Ashwagandha. If you wish to steer clear of caffeine to give your adrenals a full break, products such as ATP Science Cort Rx, Reset Nutrition Adrenals, MuscleSport Adrenal Revolution or Switch Nutrition Adrenal Switch are your go to Ashwagandha Supplements.
Alternatively if you are training in the mornings fat burners like Darkside Supps Ultra Stim Burner or Ghost Burn can be taken in the mornings to enhance your workout output & then using any of the above supplements listed again throughout the day to limit excess caffeine usage.
The most efficacious dosage of KSM-66 Ashwagandha is between 600mg and 1000mg, twice daily.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE BEFORE I NOTICE DIFFERENCE?
To feel the full effects of KSM-66 Ashwagandha, it will vary person to person dependent on the individuals adrenal damage. Most people begin to feel it’s effects in the first week of use but more commonly will feel after 2 weeks of consistent use.
WHICH ARE THE BEST PRODUCTS?
We’ve narrowed our choices down to our favourite supplements containing KSM-66 Ashwagandha into 2 categories. First without any stimulants and second with stimulants. These are some of the very best in the industry today!