The Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha contains 240mg of Shoden extract per capsule, which some data indicates is too powerful to take twice daily and/or long term, especially for women due to it's potential effects on testosterone levels.
A much safer and beneficial dose is 120mg Shoden extract once or twice a day for men and women 12+ years old, as in the new Natroceutics Bioactive Shoden® Ashwagandha.
Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha is a multi-tasking adaptogen that works by modulating the physiological stress -response mechanisms, including the immune system, hormone and neurotransmitter balances, and the body’s inflammatory cascades. It supports stress management, sleep quality, cognition, and vitality.
Standardised pharmaceutical quality | 240mg of Shoden extract per capsule Full spectrum of bioactives | High potency delivering 35% withanolide glycosides
Ashwagandha is renowned as an essential herb in Ayurveda, used for thousands of years as a powerful adaptogen. Adaptogens are natural substances found to increase the body's resilience and ability to recover from physical and emotional stress. They work by reducing and maintaining healthy levels of stress hormones like cortisol.
The mental and physical effects of ashwagandha have been investigated in many clinical trials and published studies throughout the years, and have been shown to improve emotional health, mental cognition and sleep architecture while also creating an overall feeling of balance and normalization.
Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha utilises Shoden™ which is an extremely potent ashwagandha extract. This multi-patented botanical provides an industry-leading 35 % withanolideglycoside for exceptional bioavailability. At a dosage of 240 mg, Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha provides an effective and powerful dose per capsule.
The benefits of Ashwagandha include:
Maintain/support refreshing sleep.
Reduces the periods of wakefulness.
during the night, after the onset of sleep.
Significantly improves emotional states.
It is associated with greater reductions in morning cortisol levels.
Nature is the ultimate healer and for centuries has provided us with potent natural extracts to help deal with our daily struggles. Ashwagandha is one such extract.
Almost everyone struggles with some form of stress, whether it be physical or emotional, obvious or underlying. Learning to deal with stress can be difficult, and unfortunately it can manifest itself in undesired forms such as disturbed sleep, reduced cognitive ability, poor vitality and a negative emotional state. With hundreds of clinical trials and published studies supporting its benefits, Ashwagandha is renowned for its ability to modulate the body and mind’s stress response and assist with the management and recovery from excessive stress.
A powerful adaptogen found to increase the body’s resilience, Ashwagandha may reduce and maintain healthy levels of stress hormones like cortisol.
The usual dose is 2 capsules per day [taken as 1 capsule twice daily] with or without food, swallowed with a full glass of water. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Users should consult a healthcare provider for use beyond 12 consecutive weeks, or to arrange for planned periodical breaks from supplementation.
Interactions with other medicines
Antidiabetic medicines: Bio-Shoden®
Ashwagandha may lower blood glucose levels. Patients on these medicines should regularly monitor their blood glucose levels when treatment with Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha is initiated or discontinued.
Ashwagandha may potentiate the sedative effects of benzodiazepines such as diazepam or clonazepam.
Central Nervous System depressants: Bio-Shoden®Ashwagandha may potentiate the effect of barbiturates, anxiolytics, and other sedatives.
Ashwagandha may decrease the effects of
Thyroid hormones: concurrent use of Bio-Shoden®Ashwagandha and thyroid hormones may produce additive therapeutic and adverse effects, as ashwagandha may boost thyroid hormone synthesis and secretion.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding as safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been
Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha is not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years of age.
Specific disease conditions: Users are requested to discuss the use of Bio-Shoden ® Ashwagandha with their healthcare providers if any of the following is applicable:
• Patients diagnosed with autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and others.
• Patients diagnosed with an overactive thyroid gland, or patients taking thyroid hormones.
Surgery: Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha usage should be discontinued at last 2 weeks prior to any elective surgery.
Interactions with laboratory tests: Bio-Shoden®
Ashwagandha may interfere with blood tests to
determine digoxin levels.
Driving and using machines: Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha may have sedative effects and adversely affect one’s ability to perform tasks requiring alertness and concentration, including, but not limited to, driving, operating machinery, or leisure activities such as rock climbing. Ensure that you do not engage in these activities until you are aware of the measure to which Bio-Shoden® Ashwagandha affects you.
Known symptoms of overdose and particulars of its treatment
Treatment should be symptomatic and supportive. In the case of accidental overdose of the product, contact the nearest hospital or poison control centre.
Presentation & identification
White, opaque, glass bottle with a metal screw cap containing 60 clear vegetable capsules.
• Standardised pharmaceutical quality.
240mg of Shoden® extract per capsule.
• Full spectrum of bioactives.
• High potency delivering 35% withanolide
See our FAQ page for commonly asked questions about how to take our supplements.
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