Ingredients: 2.5% Ashwagandha Extract, 0.2% Tulasi Extract
AshwaTulasi is a potent combination extract by Nature’s Digest providing the synergistic benefits of both Ashwagandha Root Extract and Tulasi Extract. Ancient Indian & Eastern medicine has long used Ashwagandha and Tulasi for their adaptogenic properties. As a relative of Siberian Ginseng, Ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng useful for anti-stress, strength, vigour and vitality.
There have been several studies conducted on Ashwagandha Extract and mostly the therapeutic dose has been at least 300mg of the Extract taken twice daily. In one study on stress reduction by reducing cortisol levels, Ashwagandha extract showed a reduction of 30% on cortisol levels. In a 60-day study in 64 people with chronic stress, those in the supplemental group reported a 69% average reduction in anxiety and insomnia, compared to 11% in the placebo group (Article of Study:Trusted Source). Also, several human studies have confirmed its ability to reduce blood sugar levels in both healthy people and those with diabetes. There are a few studies showing positive results on depression as well. 60-day study in 64 stressed adults, those who took 600 mg of high-concentration ashwagandha extract per day reported a 79% reduction in severe depression, while the placebo group reported a 10% increase (Article of Study: Trusted Source).
Tulasi has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. One animal study found that the oil in holy basil (eugenol) lowers stress-induced cholesterol levels. Tulasi extract can also prevent symptoms of diabetes such as weight gain, hyperinsulinemia, high cholesterol and hypertension. In studies on Tulasi extract, rats that received holy basil extract saw a 24 percent decrease in blood sugar after 30 days. There was also a reduction of total cholesterol in the kidney, liver, or heart in rats with and without diabetes after they ate holy basil leaf powder (Article of Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.
Both Ashwagandha and Tulsi extract have benefits in fighting depression and anxiety, improving male and female fertility, improving memory, increasing good cholesterol and lowering bad cholesterol and triglycerides. Additionally Ashwagandha extract has proven effects in increasing muscle size and strength, improving Natural Killer Cell activity in the body that helps to fight and ward off infection and maintain immunity.
People with auto immune disorders and hyperthyroidism should seek professional guidance before taking Ashwagandha extract.