KSM-66® Ashwagandha Root Extract powered by NutraShield™ Technology

Glanbia Nutritionals partners with Ixoreal Biomed Inc. to optimize its KSM-66® Ashwagandha, highly concentrated root extract with NutraShield™ Technology, to provide functional and application dosage improvements.

Ashwagandha is a highly established and revered herb in Ayurveda medicine; its roots have been shown to contain a host of biologically beneficial components. KSM-66 Ashwagandha is a branded extract from Ixoreal Biomed Inc., and it has the highest concentration of all major root-only extracts available on the market today. It is produced using a unique proprietary extraction process that is based on “Green Chemistry” principles and does not use alcohol or any other chemical solvent. By optimizing KSM-66 Ashwagandha with its NutraShield Technology, Glanbia Nutritionals has utilized the powder extract as a carrier of their flavor masker during an encapsulation process. This provides additional support and protection when including in a formulation that contains other vitamins and minerals with off notes, and it allows for a higher ashwagandha inclusion rate in products to better meet efficacy dose requirements.  

The KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root Extract powered by NutraShield Technology benefits are:

  • Highest concentration 
    • The highest concentrated root extract on the market today with a high level of bioavailabilty, retaining all the natural constituents of the herb in its original balance 
  • Extensively researched and studied
    • The most extensive set of research and clinical studies (34 gold standard studies randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled) with the highest number quality certifications (40)  
  • Sustainable 
    • Fully sustainable vertical production with control from soil to shelf 
  • Higher inclusion rates possible 
    • Allows for a higher inclusion rate of powdered material in your applications to meet dose efficacy requirements without adverse effects on taste, odor, color or stability.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha was developed using traditional Ayurveda processes over a 14-year period. Producing a high concentration extract is technologically very challenging as it also has to maintain the balance of the various constituents that are in the original herb. The use of leaves is avoided, as both in independent clinical trials and in thousands of years of traditional use. The root is the part of the plant that is used predominantly for adaptogenic benefits and internal ingestion. Additionally, regulatory bodies in India and some European countries allow only the root of the ashwagandha plant and not the leaves.

“The combination of such a well-established and superior ashwagandha extract, like KSM-66 Ashwagandha, with our decades of experience in nutrient optimization provides customers with a powerful ingredient solution for their ready-to-mix powders, ready-to-drink beverages, chewables, gummies and effervescents,” said Dr. Ram Nimmagudda, senior adviser for Bioactive Product Technology, Glanbia Nutritionals.

Glanbia Nutritionals’ extensive functionally optimized nutrient portfolio covers a wide variety of categories, including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), botanicals, fibers and acids. This portfolio provides dramatic improvements to manufacturers’ production of tablets, chewables, effervescents, gummies, powder drink mixes, beverages and so much more.

To learn more about the KSM-66 Ashwagandha powered by NutraShield Technology, contact us

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