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Study shows stress-reducing benefits of Ashwagandha.

A recent study published .n Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine featuring KSM-66 Ashwagandha demonstrated a significant reduction in cortisol levels and in psychometric measures of stress, both in absolute terms and relative to the placebo group. Participants were evaluated on measures that included serum cortisol levels and well established stress assessment scales like the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), the General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). The results showed that KSM-66 significantly reduced stress on all measures. The KSM-66 group demonstrated a reduction of 27.9% in serum cortisol level relative to the baseline. In terms of the GHQ-28 measure of stress, there was a 72.3% reduction in stress from baseline. In terms of the DASS measure. there was a 71.6% reduction: and in terms of the PSS measure, there was a 44% reduction in stress. The study concluded that KSM-66 Ashwagandha can help improve an individual's resistance to stress and can enhance quality of life. Also. KSM-66 Ashwagandha was shown to improve sleep quality, productivity and the extent of mental calmness and relaxation. For more information:
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Title Annotation:Research Highlights
Publication:Nutraceuticals World
Date:May 1, 2013
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