Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Ashwagandha (Ghanda)

I just put the Ashwagandha on super special sale. Normally $19.95 for 120 vegi-caps of 750 mg, on sale for $10.95 or two or more for $9.95 ea. This product was totally over ordered, so I fired the buyer, and my loss is your gain. Expiry - 7/07 so it has a nice long shelf life.

Information below copyright and courtesy of Advanced Orthomolecular Research:

"In a double-blind trial in humans, 101 healthy men aged 50 to 59 were evaluated for various aging parameters over the course of a year. Increased red blood cell levels, greater libido, and lower erythrocyte sedimentation rate (a measure of chronic inflammation) were observed in the men who got Ashwagandha instead of the dummy pills."

and

"In another study, a mixture of sitoindosides from Ashwagandha activated the peritoneal macrophages (a kind of immune cell) in laboratory animals, increasing their mobilization and their ability to consume foreign bacteria while boosting levels of enzymes that help the body break down damaged and toxic molecules left over from the body’s metabolic process. In yet a third study, administration of Ashwagandha extract to either healthy or tumor-bearing animals was found to enhance the proliferation of immune cells and their precursors in the thymus and bone marrow, actually doubling the body’s response to either of two immunological challenges. Ashwagandha also boosted the activity of natural killer (NK) cells, and the immune cells’ ability to destroy infected and foreign cells was enhanced."

and

"Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), the so-called “Indian ginseng,” is actually not a ginseng species at all; and while it does provide powerful support against overwhelming stress, its effects are in many ways distinct from most other adaptogenic herbs."

Once we sell down the inventory, we will set it back to regular price.

Pete