A clinical study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2020.113276) demonstrated that an 8-week supplementation of KSM-66 Ashwagandha root extract led to significant improvement in sleep quality parameters in both healthy and insomnia participants. The study used a sample size of 80 in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, stratified, comparative clinical study. Participants taking KSM-66 Ashwagandha root extract had improved measures of sleep onset latency, sleep efficiency, total sleep time and waking after sleep onset.
Ashwagandha root extract is long known for its potential in helping sleep quality. Even the herb’s botanical name, “withania somnifera” is indicative of this important benefit. This is the fourth clinical study that has demonstrated the effect of KSM-66 Ashwagandha in enhancing the sleep quality. A previous study published in Cureus (https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.5797) in 2019 showed that KSM-66 Ashwagandha significantly improves sleep efficiency, total sleep time, mental alertness on rising, and sleep quality in healthy adults.
Kartikeya Baldwa, CEO of Ixoreal Biomed Inc, the marketer of KSM-66, said: “Sleep is critical to be healthy, to recover from exercise and to function optimally both physically and cognitively. Ashwagandha root has been referenced for centuries for its sleep benefits. This study is the first clinical study to evaluate the effect of Ashwagandha root extract on sleep quality in both healthy adults and insomnia patients and demonstrate significant positive effects on sleep quality in the participants.” He added, “The paper is published in a prestigious journal and is a valuable contribution to the scientific literature. It substantiates the use of Ashwagandha root extract as an adaptogen that helps reduce anxiety and promote restful sleep.