World’s Most Bioactive Ashwagandha™
Calming & Sleep, Cognitive Health, Energy & Focus, Men’s Health, Sports & Performance Nutrition, Weight Management, Animal Health
Shoden® is an innovative new, clinically proven, and patented, high potency extract from the leaves and roots of the Ashwagandha plant. With an industry leading 35% Withanolide Glycosides (as measured by HPLC), Shoden® offers high bioavailability and demonstrated activity even at low doses. This patented, advanced Ashwagandha extract is ideal for use in a variety of health and wellness formulas. Shoden® has been clinically studied for anxiety, stress, sleep-related conditions, vitality, and increased testosterone in men. Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is an adaptogen. Adaptogens mimic the body’s own stress-reducing hormones and increase the body’s ability to recover from stress while creating an overall feeling of balance and normalization. Shoden® is the perfect ingredient for the “new normal” where emotional wellbeing has become a primary concern.
Features & Benefits
- World’s Most Bioactive Ashwagandha™ – Shoden® contains an industry leading 35% Withanolide Glycosides.
- Improves Restorative Sleep – A new clinical study has been completed showing its benefit in improving Restorative Sleep.
- High Bioavailability at Low Doses – Significant levels of Withanolides remain in the blood even after 24 hours. Shoden® has industry leading bioactives which provide the highest efficacy of Withanolide Glycosides and Withanolide Aglycones for maximum performance.
- Multiple Health Categories – Shoden® can be used in stress, energy, sports/performance, sleep, vitality, cognitive function/focus and immune health categories. Perfect for Emotional Wellbeing.
- Dietary Supplements
- Functional Foods & Beverages
- Animal Health Products
- Sleep Support Products
- Stress Support Products
- Immune Health Support Products
- Sports & Performance Nutrition Products
- Creams & Topicals
Mechanism of Action
Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, is an adaptogen. Adaptogens mimic the body’s own stress reducing hormones and increase the body’s ability to recover from stress while creating an overall feeling of balance and normalization.
Several Clinical studies have been completed on Shoden® showing the following benefits:
- Significant improvement in Restorative Sleep
- Increased testosterone levels
- Increased DHEA-S levels
- Improvements in fatigue, vigor, wellbeing
- Decreases in cortisol and estradiol
Formulating with Shoden®
Shoden® can be used as a stand-alone ingredient or in combination with other nootropics. It can be formulated as capsules, tablets, candies, gums, functional foods and beverages and creams and topicals. It can also be used in pet health applications.
Ashwagandha’s short-term safety is well established through multiple studies and traditional use. It has been used for centuries as a food and a traditional tea. Completed Shoden® testosterone and sleep studies showed no adverse events and were well tolerated by study participants. Ashwagandha is not recommended for pregnant women.
Ashwagandha is listed in the American Herbal Products Association, Herbs of Commerce 1992 and is a pre-1994 grandfathered dietary ingredient. Shoden® powder is >95% ashwagandha extract, protected under US Patents 9987323, 10166266. Consumed for centuries as a traditional tea, ashwagandha is GRAS.