Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with or between meals.
Helps to counteract the effects of occasional stress, and may support cardiovascular, immune, cognitive and joint function.
What Is It?
Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is an adaptogenic herb that belongs to the
pepper family. It has an extensive, 4,000-year history of traditional use and is one
of the most revered and widely used Ayurvedic herbs. It’s adaptogenic properties
provide multi-functional support for promoting general mental and physical
wellness, including support for occasional stress, joints, memory, immune
function, and healthy lipid and glucose metabolism.*
Uses For Ashwagandha
Overall Health: Withanolides are key constituents of this herb and play an
important role in ashwagandha’s overall ability to promote physical and mental
health. In animal studies, ashwagandha has been shown to support the activity
of lymphocytes and macrophages, moderate occasional stress, enhance memory
and cognitive function, provide neuroprotection by scavenging free radicals, and
support thyroid function. A small human clinical trial demonstrated the ability of
ashwagandha to support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism. In a double blind,
placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 42 volunteers, a formulation including
ashwagandha indicated its potential to help promote joint comfort, which may
involve modulation of cyclooxygenase enzyme activity. Other research suggests
that it may promote relaxation and maintain healthy cortisol and C-reactive
What Is The Source?
Ashwagandha extract is derived from Withania somnifera root and standardized to
contain 2.5% withanolides. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
Pure Encapsulations recommends 1 capsule daily, with or between meals, or as
directed by a health professional.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?
Not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. Ashwagandha may be
contra-indicated in individuals allergic to plants in the nightshade family. In rare
cases, large doses have been reported to cause gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea,
or vomiting secondary to irritation. Consult your physician for more information.
Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?
Ashwagandha is contra-indicated with immunosuppressant medications. It may
have an additive effect when combined with sedative medications or thyroid
medications, so use with these types of medication should be monitored. Consult
your physician for more information.