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KSM-66 ashwagandha named Best Botanical Ingredient

KSM-66 ashwagandha named Best Botanical Ingredient
See why the Functional Ingredients editors gave KSM-66 props at Engredea 2013.

Earlier this month, KSM-66® was recognized as the Best Botanical Ingredient by the editors of Functional Ingredients magazine during Engredea as part of the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, Calif. The website announcing the winners of the awards states, "Branded as 'the world's best ashwagandha,' they have the clinicals to prove it."

KSM-66, an advanced form of ashwagandha utilizing proprietary and sustainable extraction methods, has the most extensive set of clinical trials of any ashwagandha extract available on the market. In total, there are five human clinical studies featuring KSM-66 Ashwagandha and two animal studies. From these studies, KSM-66 has been clinically documented to support a calm mind, memory, cognition, endurance, strength and sexual health.  KSM-66 has an active research program with several more human studies in progress.

“A primary reason for KSM-66 getting this prestigious award is that it is the highest concentration full spectrum root-extract available on the market today, with the clinicals to back it up,” said Kartikeya Baldwa, director for Ixoreal Biomed. “KSM-66 is the sole product for Ixoreal Biomed. Because of our singular focus on ashwagandha, we are able to devote significant resources and achieve a high level of excellence that is difficult to match,” he added.

A key distinguishing characteristic of KSM-66 is that it uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant, whereas some other extracts use the leaves as well. There are dozens of human studies documented in PubMed, virtually all of which use root-only extracts and no leaves. This is because the ashwagandha extract is conceptualized primarily as a root extract, not only in classical Ayurveda textbooks, but also in the standard references like the Indian Pharmacopeia, British Pharmacopeia and the U.S. Pharmacopeia, all of whose specifications are based entirely on the root, the leaf is not included.

Mr. Baldwa adds,"KSM-66 represents a significant advancement for ashwagandha extracts featuring the highest concentration of withanolides from the root only. KSM-66 is also produced with a unique, sustainable extraction process without alcohol or synthetic solvents."
KSM-66 is manufactured by Ixoreal Biomed, the only ashwagandha manufacturer in the world to own the entire value chain. Ixoreal Biomed has its own farms, production facilities, testing laboratories, research and distribution. As a result, Ixoreal Biomed can ensure batch-to-batch consistency and maintain a cost-effective, reliable supply base.

KSM-66 is 100% organic in accordance with the National Organic Program (NOP) technical standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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