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Scientific / Clinical studies on KSM-66 :

Research on KSM-66 Ashwagandha

Ixoreal is the industry leader in clinical trials and basic research investigating the effectiveness of ashwagandha. It collaborates with major academic and research institutes. All of Ixoreal-partnered clinical studies follow gold standards of substantiation: randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled designs.

For a herb to operate at a systemic level, it needs a complex blend of phytochemicals with a wide range of actions on the human body. Ashwagandha is one of the very few herbs in the world with a complex blend of this type. As ashwagandha operates at the systemic level, it has 20+ distinct applications described in herbal medicine textbooks. Our research studies focus on the main applications as listed below.

(i) Anxiety- and Stress-Relief: A study published in the “Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine” shows that KSM-66 achieves a highly significant reduction in stress and anxiety, and serum cortisol levels (27.9% reduction).

(ii) Cognition and Memory: This study showed statistically significant improvement in key components of Wechsler Memory Scale, executive function and attention using KSM-66.

(iii) Energy and Stamina: This study evaluated improvement induced by an exercise regimen in healthy athletes with and without KSM-66 supplementation. Athletes taking KSM-66 showed substantially higher improvement in cardio respiratory endurance (VO2max) and self-assessed scores on the WHO Quality of Life Questionnaire.

(iv) Sexual Function and Testosterone Levels in Men: This study published in “Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine” showed that KSM-66 yielded significant increase in semen volume, sperm concentration and motility, serum LH and testosterone.

(v) Stress, Weight-Management and General Well-Being: Subjects taking KSM-66 for 60 days were seen to have lower stress scale responses, cortisol levels and BMI, and improved score on the Oxford Happiness Scale.

(vi) Muscle Strength, Muscle Size, Muscle Recovery and Testosterone: KSM-66 was found to be effective in healthy athletic adults in improving maximum resistance load, muscle recovery and key hormone levels.

(vii) Female Sexual Function: This study showed improvements in female sexual health as measured by some metrics commonly employed by gynaecologists to assess desire, arousal, lubrication, satisfaction and orgasm.

(viii) Lifespan Extension: An animal study published in the “Annals of Neuro-sciences” demonstrated KSM-66 Ashwagandha increasing life span by 21%. It used Caenorhabditis Elegans worms, because their metabolic processes are similar to those of humans. The species was provided by the U.S. Federal Government’s National Institutes of Health.

(ix) Immunity-Building: In this study on Swiss albino mice, KSM-66 was shown to inhibit neutropenia induced by cyclophosphamide. Neutrophil count loss was just 33% of the loss in the drug-induced control group and significantly better than with generic ashwagandha.

* Please contact us at info@ixoreal.com for more information on ongoing studies, published papers and technical reports on KSM-66.