Bio-Ashwagandha Biotics Research
Traditionally viewed as a rejuvenative tonic, research in animal models suggests that Ashwagandha has soothing effects, and been demonstrated to suppress stress‑induced increases in dopamine receptors in the brain.(3) It also appears to reduce stress-induced increases of plasma corticosterone, blood urea nitrogen, and blood lactic acid.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), is a small evergreen shrub found in India and the Middle East, as well as in parts of Africa.(1) It is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family providing adaptogenic properties, i.e. “something that helps one adapt to stressful situations”. Among Ashwagandha’s primary active components are mild-acting calming alkaloids. These steroidal lactones called glycowithanolides, consisting of Withaferin A, Withasomniferin-A, provide significant supportive health benefits. Some of the withanolides have been reported to be structurally similar to ginsenosides from ginseng,(2) and are used to provide support for healthy adrenal, cognitive and immune system function, as well as providing relief for menstrual discomfort.
In children with ADHD, a combination herbal product that included ashwagandha or placebo was administered for 4-months. Significant improvement in measures of attention, cognition, and impulse control was observed in children receiving ashwagandha, compared to placebo.5
Indications: Relieves Stress
Ingredients: Ashwaganda Root (Withania somnifera) 300 mg.
Suggestion: One Capsule each day or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.
Caution: Not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.