KSM-66 Ashwagandha

KSM-66 is the most concentrated full-spectrum ashwagandha extract available on the market today. It retains the full composite power of the raw ashwagandha herb in its natural form and delivers it in a consistent dosage with high potency.It is standardized to the highest percentage of withanolide content >5% by HPLC, derived only from the roots. It is processed with the first of its kind extraction process, without using alcohol or any synthetic solvents, based on the principles of ‘Green Chemistry’.

There are many ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) based formulations available today in the market; however, all of them do not have a similar level of therapeutic response. This is because of the absence of sufficient amounts of the ashwagandha’s active phyto-constituents to deliver a clinically efficacious product.

The Ixoreal science team sought to introduce to the world the true quintessence of ashwagandha with all its benefits. Convinced that the essence of the ashwagandha root could be extracted without losing its potency, the science team dedicated itself to learning the nuances of plant chemistry and did what no one was able to achieve until then. With Green Chemistry processing, we were able to holistically extract all the root essence while preserving its natural healing potency. This proved to be immensely successful. This uniquely processed ashwagandha is now called KSM-66 ashwagandha and it has opened up new frontiers for its use in pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, food & beverages and sports nutrition.

From the traditional Ayurvedic perspective, ashwagandha’s value is due to an incredibly complex synergy of all its natural constituents. Reductionists’ efforts to standardize chemical isolates alone (such as withanolides) of ashwagandha are counter productive as the process of concentrating a few specific constituents may imbalance the level of other therapeutically useful compounds. In this effect, KSM-66 ashwagandha is different from hydro-alcoholic extracts and other ashwagandha preparations because Ixoreal’s innovative extraction process, entirely free of chemical solvents and alcohol, does not upset the delicate balance of various constituents found in raw/whole ashwagandha root. Apart from expressing both the hydrophilic and lipophilic components of ashwagandha, the process retains and potentiates the synergism of various phyto-active components of the whole root.

Standardised hydro-alcoholic extracts of ashwagandha root might be spiked using withanolides extracted from ashwagandha leaves in order to achieve a moderate to high percentage of withanolide content. This is against the very philosophy of ashwagandha usage as prescribed by ancient Ayurvedic texts. The root alone has been advocated for internal usage and not the leaves. Unlike other such extracts, KSM-66 ashwagandha is the only available ashwagandha extract in the world to posses the highest withanolide content of >5%, derived from roots alone.

This unique extraction processing technology also enabled Ixoreal to achieve superior sensory characteristics by downsizing the bitterness, whereas both raw/whole root powder and standardized hydro-alcoholic extracts are extremely bitter. In a bitterness test, KSM-66 ashwagandha was found to be the least bitter (three times less) when compared to other ashwagandha extracts, thus making it a star choice for food and beverage developers.

KSM-66 ashwagandha is the result of extensive research and development over the years. Ixoreal’s unique, novel processing technology makes possible an optimized, quality product that retains the holistic benefits of the ashwagandha root— as holistic as Nature intended it to be.

KSM-66 ashwagandha contains-

  • Withanolides >5% (by HPLC), derived from root alone
  • Negligible amount of aglycone Withaferin A (Cyto-toxic)
  • Fructooligosaccharides
  • Proteins, 16 amino  acids (including 7 essential amino acids), calcium,  iron  and  vitamin A





For a detailed product brochure on KSM-66 , Please write to us at info@ixoreal.com