AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption
AshwaTrax™ -  Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha -  Supplement For Maximum Absorption

AshwaTrax™ - Bio-Enhanced KSM-66 Ashwagandha - Supplement For Maximum Absorption


AshwaTrax™ is the best KSM-66 Ashwagandha dietary supplement market - activated for superior absorption. 

The ashwagandha plant (also known as Withania Somnifera) is an all-natural herb that’s been used for over 3000 years in Ayurveda (traditional Indian medicine). 

Over recent years, ashwagandha has exploded in popularity as a dietary supplement, due to THOUSANDS of scientific studies showing its remarkable health benefits.

Ashwagandha has a huge range of scientifically shown health benefits, supporting:

  • Normal levels of mental clarity, concentration & alertness
  • Healthy response to everyday stress, overwork & fatigue
  • Increased muscle strength, size & recovery
  • Improved body composition & endurance

AshwaTrax™ contains only KSM-66 ashwagandha - the highest quality, award-winning type of ashwagandha professional athletes prefer. Plus, it’s been activated with bioperine to maximize absorption - making it the most powerful KSM-66 ashwagandha supplement on the market!

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Overview of KSM-66 Ashwagandha

  • Improves Mood and Motivation
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system
  • Supports performance and muscle recovery
  • Supports bone health
  • Helps to maintain cholesterol levels at a normal range
  • May have neuroprotective properties
  • Offers support to cognitive functions and memory learning processes
  • Enhances virility

KSM-66 is an extract of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera). This plant has long been considered one of the most powerful herbs used in Indian Ayurvedic healing treatments. The plant itself has long tuberous roots that have a horsy smell. These are traditionally used to produce a herbal remedy, which is also known as ashwagandha

Although it is mostly famous for its role as a potential adaptogen supplement in the support of responses to anxiety and stress, it has a multitude of other health benefits associated with it, such as maintaining cholesterol at healthy levels, enhancing mood, and supporting physical performance. 

As it is associated with supporting so many conditions it is no surprise that KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract contains numerous alkaloids and steroidal lactones.

Some of the compounds known to exist in whole Ashwagandha plants that are thought to be biologically active include Kaempferol, (+)-Catechin, Phenolic acids, Oleic acid, Linoleic acid, Withaferin A, Withanoside IV and VI, and Withanolides.

Physical Performance and Energy

Taking KSM-66 Ashwagandha may help to support power output in both sedentary and exercising people. When taken daily at a dose of 750 to 1250 mg it was observed to support muscle force excitation at the lower back and the quadriceps [1].

Further to this, young men (age 18 to 50) performing strength training exercises for an eight week period were reported to have significantly greater power when bench pressing and performing leg extension exercises when given a twice daily dose of 300 mg Ashwagandha, in comparison to people given a placebo [2]. The authors concluded that use of the herb may have a significant impact on muscle mass and strength [2].

In addition to power output, the herb (500mg capsules, twice daily for eight weeks) has also been linked to improved cardiorespiratory endurance in elite cyclists [3]. It is also feasible that a root extract helps to support levels of lean mass in healthy untrained individuals [1].

In a trial of forty young, untrained, healthy people assigned to an eight week exercise regime it was reported that an oral supplementation of 500 mg Withania somnifera root extract could support the enhancement of velocity, power, and VO2 max parameters. These effects were observed to be additive if used in conjunction with the medicinal plant Terminalia arjuna (Commonly known as Arjuna or Arjun tree) [4].

Cardiovascular Health and Cholesterol

Research in rats suggests that Ashwagandha may help inhibit cholesterol absorption, and that the oral administration of Ashwagandha root may support healthy triglyceride levels[5]. 

The antioxidant properties of components found in Ashwagandha might help to support cardiovascular health [6].

Mood and Cognition

Ashwagandha is thought to support many neurotransmission mechanisms. The Withanolide A steroid present in the herb has been computationally shown to interact directly with the acetylcholinesterase enzyme to inhibit its function, and is thus likely to have an impact on cholinergic signalling.

Bioactive substances found naturally in Ashwagandha are thought to support Glutaminergic neurotransmission via the enhancement of NMDA receptor signalling [7] and may have neuroprotective properties with regards to glutamate-induced neurotoxicity [8]. 

Other neurotransmitters thought affected in some way by components contained in this herb include dopamine [9], GABAA receptors [10], serotonin signalling [11], and adrenergic signalling [12].

As extract is rich in sitoindosides and Withanolides, it is very likely that this herb has a neuroprotection role. In rats, these substances may support enzymes with antioxidant activity in the brain, such as catalase, glutathione peroxidase, and superoxide dismutase [13]. Another way in which Ashwagandha may provide protection is through inducing neurogenesis processes and supporting the axonal length of neurons at the cellular level [14].

Some of the main compounds that comprise Ashwagandha extract are thought to help support responses to anxiety and stress. 

Withanolide glycosides are thought to help relieve stress through limiting increase of the enzyme NADPH diaphosphorase, and thus may play an indirect role in the regulation of serotonin, corticosterone, and glutamate under stressful conditions [15].

In humans undergoing stress, a dose of 300 mg per day was reported to help support the response to anxiety [16]. Rats provided with a supplement of withanolide glycosides were observed to have increased social interactions, and similar findings for social functioning have been reported in human studies [17, 18 ] 

The use of Ashwagandha has also been linked to enhanced mood in stressed animals and humans [19, 20]. The herb is thought able to promote healthier sleep quality and sedation in both mice and rats via affecting GABAA receptors [21]. It is also likely to support better sleep quality in humans [22], and has been associated in supporting against obsessive behaviour in mice. 


This herb has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac. Studies in mice resulted in mixed findings with regards to sexual libido; with moderate dosages supporting increased sexual activity [23], but very high doses reducing it; most likely through increased sleepiness in the animals [24].

Bone and Joint Health 

KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract has been linked with the support of healthy bones and joints. 

Bone cells, known as osteoblasts [25], play a major role in bone formation. Withaferin A is a bioactive found in Ashwagandha. It is able to bind to, and inhibit, proteasomal activity. In doing so it is able to support the differentiation, mineralization, and growth of bone forming osteoblasts.

This inhibition of proteasomal activity may also support the suppression of osteoclastic differentiation; these bone cells are responsible for the breakdown of bone tissue [25]. In mice given Withaferin A orally, an enhancement of bone mass was also observed to be supported.

Similar studies in rats have revealed that Ashwagandha root powder gives support for joint health in animals [26].

Black Pepper Extract (Piperine)

Foreign compounds are quickly excluded from the body by enzymes via the liver in a process called glucuronidation. This means that dietary supplements may not stay for a long enough time in the body to be effective. 

That is why we use piperine, a key component of black pepper spice extract, in this product. Piperine is able to inhibit enzymes that are involved in eliminating waste from the body. This may enable KSM-66 Ashwagandha to remain active in the body’s system for much longer than inferior products. 

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Published Abstract, Citations, Reviews, and References

[1] Raut et al. Exploratory study to evaluate tolerability, safety, and activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in healthy volunteers. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012 Jul;3(3):111-4. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.100168.

[2] Wankhede et al. Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial. Send to

J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2015 Nov 25;12:43. doi: 10.1186/s12970-015-0104-9.

[3] Shenoy et al. Effects of eight-week supplementation of Ashwagandha on cardiorespiratory endurance in elite Indian cyclists. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine. 2012 Oct;3(4):209-14. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.104444. 

[4] Sandhu et al. Effects of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) and Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna) on physical performance and cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy young adults. Int J Ayurveda Res. 2010 Jul;1(3):144-9. doi: 10.4103/0974-7788.72485.

[5] Visavadiya and Narasimhacharya. Hypocholesteremic and antioxidant effects of Withania somnifera (Dunal) in hypercholesteremic rats. Phytomedicine. 2007 Feb;14(2-3):136-42. Epub 2006 May 18.

[6] Mohanty et al. Withania somnifera provides cardioprotection and attenuates ischemia-reperfusion induced apoptosis. Clin Nutr. 2008 Aug;27(4):635-42. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2008.05.006.

[7] Bhattarai et al. Potentiation of NMDA receptors by Withania somnifera on hippocampal CA1 pyramidal neurons. Am J Chin Med. 2013;41(3):503-13. doi: 10.1142/S0192415X13500365.

[8] Kataria et al. Water extract from the leaves of Withania somnifera protect RA differentiated C6 and IMR-32 cells against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e37080. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037080. 

[9] Singh and Kaur. Transcriptional regulation of PSA-NCAM expression by NMDA receptor activation in RA-differentiated C6 glioma cultures. Brain Res Bull. 2009 May 29;79(3-4):157-68. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2009.02.005

[10] Han et al. Effect of GABA on GnRH neurons switches from depolarization to hyperpolarization at puberty in the female mouse. Endocrinology. 2002 Apr;143(4):1459-66.

[11] Tripathi et al. Alterations in the sensitivity of 5(th) receptor subtypes following chronic ashwagandha treatment in rats. Anc Sci Life. 1998 Jan;17(3):169-81.

[12] Dhir and Kulkarni. Effect of addition of yohimbine (alpha-2-receptor antagonist) to the antidepressant activity of fluoxetine or venlafaxine in the mouse forced swim test. Pharmacology. 2007;80(4):239-43.

[13] Bhattacharya et al. Anti-oxidant effect of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides in chronic footshock stress-induced perturbations of oxidative free radical scavenging enzymes and lipid peroxidation in rat frontal cortex and striatum. J Ethnopharmacol. 2001 Jan;74(1):1-6.

[14] Kuboyama et al. Withanoside IV and its active metabolite, sominone, attenuate Abeta(25-35)-induced neurodegeneration. Eur J Neurosci. 2006 Mar;23(6):1417-26.

[15] Bhatnagar et al. Neuroprotective effects of Withania somnifera dunal.: A possible mechanism. Neurochem Res. 2009 Nov;34(11):1975-83. doi: 10.1007/s11064-009-9987-7 

[16] Gupta and Rana. Protective effect of Withania somnifera dunal root extract against protracted social isolation induced behavior in rats. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2007 Oct-Dec;51(4):345-53.

[17] Bhattacharya et al. Anxiolytic-antidepressant activity of Withania somnifera glycowithanolides: an experimental study. Phytomedicine. 2000 Dec;7(6):463-9.

[18] Goldberg and Hillier. A scaled version of the General Health Questionnaire. Psychol Med. 1979 Feb;9(1):139-45.

[19] Maity et al. A study on evalution of antidepressant effect of imipramine adjunct with Ashwagandha and Bramhi. Nepal Med Coll J. 2011 Dec;13(4):250-3. 

[20] Chandrasekhar et al. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul;34(3):255-62. doi: 10.4103/0253-7176.106022. 

[21] Kumar and Kalonia. Protective effect of Withania somnifera Dunal on the behavioral and biochemical alterations in sleep-disturbed mice (Grid over water suspended method). Indian J Exp Biol. 2007 Jun;45(6):524-8.

[22] Raut et al. Exploratory study to evaluate tolerability, safety, and activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in healthy volunteers. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2012 Jul;3(3):111-4. doi: 10.4103/0975-9476.100168. 

[23] Bhattacharya and Muruganandam. Adaptogenic activity of Withania somnifera: an experimental study using a rat model of chronic stress. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behaviour. 2003 Jun;75(3):547-55. 

[24] Ilayperuma et al. Effect of Withania somnifera root extract on the sexual behaviour of male rats. Asian Journal of Andrology. 2002 Dec;4(4):295-8.

[25] Hadjidakis and Androulakis. Bone remodeling. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2006 Dec;1092:385-96. 

[26] Rasool and Varalakshmi. Suppressive effect of Withania somnifera root powder on experimental gouty arthritis: An in vivo and in vitro study. Chem Biol Interact. 2006 Dec 15;164(3):174-80.

[27] Widodo et al. Deceleration of senescence in normal human fibroblasts by withanone extracted from ashwagandha leaves. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Oct;64(10):1031-8. doi: 10.1093/gerona/glp088.

What does the word Ashwagandha mean?

It is an ancient word for ‘Smell of Horse’. It is called this because of the smell of its roots. It is also thought to give people who take this remedy the feeling of having the strength of a horse. 

How can I include this food in my diet?

This herb is typically taken in extract supplement form.

Is this plant known by any other names?

Yes, it is also known as Indian Ginseng, Dunal, and Winter Cherry. 

Is KSM-66 Ashwagandha the same as Ginseng?

Although one of the common names for this herb is Indian Ginseng, as a member of the Withania plant genus it is not related to true Ginseng, which belongs to Panax

What is the recommended daily dosage for Ashwagandha?

There is no official RDA. People typically take dosages of 300 mg to 6,000 mg per day. Each VitaMonk AshwaTrax™ capsule contains 350 mg of KSM-66 Ashwagandha. There are 60 servings per bottle. 

When to take Ashwagandha?

Many people take it two to three times a day.

What is the best form of KSM-66 available?

As the VitaMonk’s AshwaTrax product also contains black pepper extract (BPE) KSM-66 Ashwagandha is much less likely to be removed from the body’s system than our competitors products. 

This is because the key organic ingredient in BPE, piperine, helps to inhibit detoxifying enzymes that may otherwise quickly remove clinical alien substances from the body. We feel that we offer a far superior KSM-66 product than may be available elsewhere, whether bought online or in a physical store.

What are the molecular targets of KSM-66?

Some of the known targets include 20S Proteasome, Antiapoptotic Proteins, Aurora A, Hsp90, NF-kB, PKC, and Vimentin. 

KSM-66 Ashwagandha and healthy aging?

One of the active components in Ashwagandha, Withanone, has been reported to downregulate P21WAF1 in human fibroblast cells [27]. This may be beneficial for cellular aging.

What is KSM-66 ashwagandha?

It is an extract from Withania Somnifera

Is KSM-66 known to interact with any hormones?

Yes, it has been reported to have some kind of interaction or effect on many hormones including cortisol Corticosteroids, Estrogen, Follicle-Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormone, Testosterone, and Thyroid Hormones. For further information on these interactions we recommend the following page on the Examine Website: 

Is this product ok for vegetarians?

Yes, it is suitable for vegetarians as we use veggie caps.

Can I buy your VitaMonk products elsewhere?

Yes, as well as being for sale online here you can purchase them on our Amazon store.

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