At 8th Wonder Tea, we did our research before choosing which form of Ashwagandha to use in our tea. After much consideration, we chose Sensoril, a patented form of standardized Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract. Here’s more information about Ashwagandha, and Sensoril®.
When the body is stressed, its normal state of balance, or homeostasis, is disrupted. This causes a series of physiological reactions along the hypothalamus-pituitary- adrenal (HPA) axis which results in increased secretion of cortisol into the bloodstream. Cortisol is known as the "stress hormone" because it produces a wide range of stress-related symptoms.
Sensoril® is a multi-patented, full-spectrum, standardized root and leaf extract of the renowned Ayurvedic adaptogen, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), a botanical grown in India that is revered for its ability to balance, energize, rejuvenate, and revitalize.
Sensoril® is an optimal stress-reducing nutraceutical because it lowers cortisol levels in the body, thereby reversing stress-related symptoms.
Historically as part of Ayurvedic herbal tradition, Ashwagandha root was simply ground into a fine powder for use in herbal formulations but this required large doses to be effective. First-generation extracts were then developed from roots which increased the glycowithanolide bioactive content, but because roots are not rich in bioactives, root-only extracts are usually lower in glycowithanolide content and do not possess optimum efficacy at lower dosages.
Sensoril® is a superior, proprietary Ashwagandha extract which truly rests in a class of its own. Because Ashwagandha leaves are naturally richer in glycowithanolide bioactive content than roots, extraction of both roots and leaves during Sensoril’s proprietary, pure water-based manufacturing process concentrates health-promoting glycowithanolide and other bioactives to create a truly full-spectrum ingredient. The resulting bioactive content is 2-3 times greater than what is obtained in root-only Ashwagandha extracts. As a result, Sensoril® is more efficacious with a lower recommended efficacious dose than root-only extracts.