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We admit it: we are bit obsessed with ashwagandha.

Posted by Mt. Angel on 5/2/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Take a look at Mt. Angel Vitamin’s Premium line, and you will see that Ashwagandha is found in high dosage amounts in over 30% of our products. I guess when you find something that works, its hard to stray too far away. We chose a trademarked, clinically-studied form of Ashwagandha, KSM-66®, because with its increased bioavailability, we don’t compromise quality!

But the real question you are all asking (because that’s the reason you are reading this article, right?), is WHY. WHY is ashwagandha such a stand-alone ingredient? WHY does its name appear more often than not in the supplement industry? And WHY should you be supplementing with it?

Let’s first look at the history of Ashwagandha.

A major player in Ayurvedic medicine (an ancient Indian medicinal system that has been around for almost 5,000 years), Ashwagandha is a small, woody shrub that grows only to about two feet in height, and is found in India, Africa, and some Mediterranean countries. Also known by its scientific name as Withania somnifera, it was long ago discovered that Ashwagandha’s benefits were both impressive and extensive. Ayurveda is a practice
that embodies preventative, proactive wellness, and Ashwagandha became the flagship herb in the practice due to its wide range of preventative uses, such as:

• Helps promote a healthy response to everyday stress, work, and fatigue
• Helps support normal levels of mental clarity, concentration, and alertness
• Helps support normal levels of vigor and performance
• Helps enhance sports performance
• Can help increase muscle mass and aide in recovery time
• Assists with body weight management
• Has anti-aging inducing potential

Seven of Mt. Angel Vitamins Premium products contain Ashwagandha Root Extract.
John Mills (Director, Quality & Compliance; Head Formulator; NPA Board Member; and Quality Control Manager for Mt. Angel Vitamins for 23 years) names Ashwagandha extract as one of his favorite ingredients. 

“For overall vital energy, my favorite ingredient in our Premium product line is without a doubt Ashwagandha,” he says. Mills believes that energy support--one of a handful of major supplement needs--is crucial to almost every product, and “was the reason I made sure to include it in many of our products.”

When it comes to supplementation, any ingredient that plays more than one role in a formulation is always our first choice. Look for KSM-66® Ashwagandha not only in all of Mt. Angel Vitamins’ multis, but you will also find it in Adrenal Support, Maximum Male, and Fabulously Female.

Source: Mt. Angel Vitamins