Why You Should be Taking Shoden® Ashwagandha

Why You Should be Taking Shoden® Ashwagandha

22nd Nov 2023

Shoden Ashwagandha and why it’s better than KSM 66 and Sensoril®

Withania somnifera, otherwise known as Ashwagandha, is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic herb and a popular herbal supplement.

It’s been used throughout history to improve muscle strength, endurance and youthful energy, however, modern scientific research has also found it has the benefit of helping improve our stress levels by decreasing cortisol levels.

Some benefits of ashwagandha include:

What does this mean for you?

This means that during a busy work week, ashwagandha can help you manage the stresses thrown at you. It can help you stay feeling young and well rested and ready to have a successful day, then calm down in the evening before bed. If you enjoy exercising, it can also help you calm down after workouts.

How Does Ashwagandha Work?

The main active compounds in ashwagandha are Withanolides. There are over 35 of these, but the majority are withanoside V, withaferin A, withanolide A and withanolide B. Withanolide A and B are the most bioavailable compounds.

Withanolide A is the main component associated with cognitive health and its anti-stress, anti-anxiety and immune system functions. Withanolide V can help our brains with nerve growth and Withaferin A has powerful anti-oxidant, anti-tumour, apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties.

The Different Types of Ashwagandha Extracts

Despite each extract being made of an ingredient from Ashwagandha, they’re each different due to their sourcing, process and the overall end concentration of the extracts, so it’s important to know what these differences are.

What is KSM-66 Ashwagandha?

  • Contains 5 per cent withanolide concentration.
  • Uses only the root extracts, rather than the leaves.
  • Uses no alcohol or other chemical solvents.
  • Uses traditional extraction processes.
  • KSM-66 run the full operation, from farming to manufacturing.
  • The most consumer-tested Ashwagandha extract.
  • Been used in many human ashwagandha clinical studies.
  • Vegetarian, organic, non-GMO, kosher, GRAS-affirmed and halal.

What is Sensoril® Ashwagandha?

  • Contains 10 per cent withanolide concentration.
  • Uses both extract from the root and ashwagandha leaves.
  • Uses water extraction.
  • Been used in 12 clinical trials.
  • Vegetarian, organic, non-GMO, kosher, GRAS-affirmed and halal.

What is Shoden® Ashwagandha?

  • Contains 35 per cent withanolide concentration.
  • Is a full-spectrum extract that uses both root and leaf extracts.
  • Uses water and ethanol dual extraction.
  • Been used in three human clinical trials.
  • Uses modern extraction processes and research, being the newest extract on the market.
  • Vegan, non-GMO, kosher, halal and gluten-free.

Each extract has its pros and cons but will generally perform the role you’re taking ashwagandha for.

What are some of the main differences, though?

  • KSM-66 is known for its anti-stress properties and testosterone support for athletes.
  • Sensoril®? is known for improving sleep quality.
  • Shoden is known for its strong calming and vitality benefits.

Keep in mind that these properties could be linked to each formulation; it’s just that these are likely the areas the company has directed its research. Read more about Shoden® Ashwagandha’s benefits below.

What is the Recommended Ashwagandha Dosage?

As each formulation of Ashwagandha is different, it’s key to understand which is used in the supplement you’re taking, as dosages vary between each.

As a starting guide, the dosage of ashwagandha recommendations are:

  • 500–1000mg of KSM-66 Ashwagandha
  • 250–500mg of Sensoril® Ashwagandha
  • 70–200mg of Shoden® Ashwagandha

Why Take Shoden® Ashwagandha Over the Others?

It’s the most bioavailable form of ashwagandha, containing 35 per cent withanolide compared to 5 and 10 per cent of the other two, with benefits experienced at low doses and high levels of withanolides remaining in the blood even after 24 hours.

This means, while the other forms of ashwagandha may be known for certain benefits, Shoden® is a fantastic all-round ashwagandha for relieving stress and lifting energy levels, besides ashwagandha brain repair and health benefits, due to its fast and strong absorbency into the body.

At 60mg, Shoden® Ashwagandha has been found to increase hormone levels of DHEA and testosterone. At 240mg, it modulates the HPA axis and improves stress, although, new, currently unreleased evidence, has shown it can also reduce cortisol at much lower dosages. Shoden® Ashwagandha has also had ashwagandha Reddit reviews of having stronger calming properties than KSM-66 and Sensoril® Ashwagandha.

As for ashwagandha sleep benefits, it’s been found that 120mg of Shoden@ ashwagandha can significantly increase restorative sleep, helping you wake up and feel relaxed and ready to start the day.

It’s also been found to have benefits for immune health, meaning that along with its benefits on brain health, Shoden® Ashwagandha is a great nootropic and longevity supplement.

Who Should Take Shoden® Ashwagandha?

  • Office workers: As ashwagandha may help to reduce stress and anxiety, it’s a great supplement for office workers, helping with improved focus, productivity and decision-making.
  • Homemakers: Due to its stress and anxiety-relieving properties, ashwagandha can help increase your mood, energy levels and overall well-being around the house, especially when you’re working on multiple tasks at once.
  • Athletes: Ashwagandha may help improve athletic performance in athletes by increasing strength, endurance and muscle mass. It may also help to reduce fatigue and improve recovery time after exercise.

Are these some of the benefits you’re looking for in your everyday life? If so, try out Xandro Lab’s Shoden® Ashwagandha to experience these benefits. If it’s not right for you, we offer a 30-day refund guarantee. 

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