Ashwagandha is an extra strength herbal supplement of powdered ashwagandha root. It’s sold by BRI Nutrition, whose location is either California or Delaware depending on where you look. Some products and parts of their website have both states as locations. The company was founded in 2011 and they use GMP certified facilities, ensuring high levels of quality. This product doesn’t have any fillers or unnecessary ingredients, just one herb inside a vegetarian capsule. Its effectiveness on its own may be questionable at times, so this supplement might be for advanced users of nootropics. People looking to develop their own high quality nootropic stacks with individual ingredients, rather than already blended formulas.
Ashwagandha contains the following ingredients: Ashwagandha powder
Ashwagandha is a plant from the Nightshade family and has long been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It’s thought to be an adaptogen. Traditionally the powdered root is mixed with warm milk and honey, with the patient drinking the mixture before bed. People in Yemen make a paste from the dried leaves as a treatment for burns and other wounds. In modern medicine it’s sometimes given to cancer patients to reduce immunosuppression, stress, and fatigue. Studies show it’s effective for decreasing anxiety, cortisol levels, blood glucose, and cholesterol. It may have potential to aid people in regards to blood pressure, depression, and perceptions of fatigue. Ashwagandha does interact poorly with some types of medicine, so it’s important to consult your doctor before deciding to buy any.
- BRI Nutrition guarantees quality, value, service, and purity. The potency is clearly high at 500 mg per capsule (1000 mg per serving, which is two capsules).
- No taste and easy to swallow. The capsules are a standard size that don’t provide any difficulty.
- Expensive for a supplement of one ingredient. Other products with ashwagandha root tend to be the same price or lower, despite having more ingredients and a still-relevant concentration of ashwagandha.
- It’s not 100% clear that this is a powdered root supplement. It may include powdered stem or leaves, although this is practically impossible to verify. Some users report inconsistencies from bottle to bottle, in powder color and effectiveness of the supplement.
This supplement has a lot of positive reviews and testimonials. It might not work for every user, but it does have a good impact on the majority. One reviewer was skeptical of whether this product was derived from the root or leaves, saying it was ineffective. Another person explained this as a potential lapse in quality or reformulation of the product. They added that they had great results with this product in the past, but newer bottles of Ashwagandha were of lesser quality. A third person said they suspected that this supplement was from the entire plant, and not just the roots, which could cause complications as far as effectiveness and purity goes. So while most people are satisfied with this supplement, some people might get better bottles than others.
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