Ashwagandha with Sensoril® is the most scientifically validated preparation of the renowned Ayurvedic superplant Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). This is a patented, standardized water extract of ashwagandha roots and leaves, produced without using chemical solvents and containing a superior profile of bioactive substances. It is clinically proven from several well-designed clinical trials.
Ashwagandha is among the most highly prized plants in the ancient Ayurvedic system of India, where for millennia it earned a reputation as a liver and general energy tonic. In Ayurveda it is generally considered Rasayana, a substance able to influence life forces towards a healthy balance and an integrated relationship with the environment. In the West it is known as an adaptogen (a substance able to help the body maintain balance), able to enhance the individual’s healthy reaction to challenges of a physical, chemical, or biological nature. Modern research has validated its use in promoting healthy sleep (the species name somnifera is Latin for “sleep-inducing”), supporting our ability to handle and recover from stress, and enhancing immune function.
Much of Ashwagandha’s beneficial activity has been credited to substances known as withanolides. Sensoril® is standardized to contain a minimum of 10% withanolide glycosides, ensuring a potency far superior to the whole plant. Additional active constituents could include choline, beta-sitosterol, somniferine (thought to contribute to the plant’s sleep-enhancing properties), withanine and other alkaloids, scopoletin, chlorogenic acid, tannins, and flavonoids.