Why KSM-66 ASHWAGANDHA may be the solution to BETTER HEALTH for your dog and cat
If you’ve visited the supplement section of a health food store or pharmacy recently, you’ve most likely come across Ashwagandha. This adaptogenic herb, which Ayurvedic doctors in India have used for more than 4,000 years, is seeing huge growth in North America. This is due in part to the numerous scientific studies that back up Ashwaganda’s efficacy and safety. Fortunately, this herb is also animal-friendly, so our dogs and cats can enjoy the health benefits too!
WHAT EXACTLY IS ASHWAGANDHA?
Ashwagandha is a potent adaptogenic herb, derived from the roots of the Withania somnifera plant. It is celebrated for its stress-busting prowess and holistic health benefits.
In particular, Ashwagandha is renowned for its ability to adapt its therapeutic actions to the body’s unique needs, a property that has resulted in its association with a wide range of health benefits, including anxiety management, immune system support, anti-inflammatory effects, and potential contributions to joint health.
These benefits make Ashwagandha a natural health-boosting powerhouse — and a versatile supplement for overall animal (and animal parent!) well-being.
ALL ASHWAGANDHA IS NOT CREATED EQUAL…WHAT MAKES KSM-66 DIFFERENT?
It takes careful growing and harvesting techniques, and scientifically-advanced production facilities to produce the world’s best Ashwagandha. High quality animal supplement manufacturers from around the globe choose KSM-66 Ashwagandha because it is clinically proven to:
- Reduce stress and disease states
- Increase calmness
- Improve cognition
- Enhance immune function
- Boost joint health.
This adaptogenic herb, which boasts potent antioxidant properties, also blends well with various types of animal supplements, including capsules, soft chews, powders, tinctures, treats, tablets, and pellets, making it easy to both dose and digest.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha for Stress and Anxiety in Canines
Efficacy and safety of standardized Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract on reducing stress and anxiety in domestic dogs: A randomized controlled trial Kaur J, Seshadri, S, Golla, K & Sampara, P (2022). Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 51, 8-15.
Results: In this 4-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, the administration of an Ashwagandha root extract (KSM-66 Ashwagandha®) at a dose of 15mg/kg body weight was associated with significant changes in the UCCr in dogs experiencing stress responses and anxiety when compared to the placebo. In comparison with the placebo, Ashwagandha intake was associated with a statistically significant reduction in urine cortisol to creatine ratio (P = 0.0005). Results from CBARQ revealed that Ashwagandha intake was associated with a statistically significant reduction in the fear and anxiety domain (P = 0.03), compared to placebo. There was also a statistically significant reduction in the CBPI pain severity (P < 0.0001) and pain interference (P < 0.0001) domains, compared to the placebo group.