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Clinically-proven, non-GMO verified, organic KSM-66® ashwagandha root extract to support mental clarity, energy, endurance, immunity, thyroid function, and healthy physiological stress response.*
- Award-winning KSM-66® ashwagandha
- #1 Clinically-proven, patented extract
- Standardized to 5% withanolides
- Full-spectrum powder
- Extracted without chemical solvents
- Non-GMO Project™ Verified
- Ko® Kosher Certified
- Made without chemical additives
- Made without magnesium stearate
We know that you entrust us with your health and the health of loved ones when you purchase a NutriGold product and this is not a responsibility we take lightly. This is one reason why we are uncompromising in our commitment to making the best-in-class products using ingredients with a history of safe use.
We also recognize that when it comes to supplements, quality is not self-evident and that there is no reliable way for a consumer to know just by looking at a product whether or not it actually contains what it claims to contain on the label. And although we cannot speak to the quality of products by other brands, we want to make sure you have the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision about NutriGold products.
In the spirit of authentic transparency and to assist you in making the purchasing decision that is right for you or a loved one, we have put together an “Informed Purchasing Decision” checklist that includes essential information about where the ingredients in this product are sourced from, where the finished product is manufactured, what tests are performed on our raw materials and/or finished products, and which third-party certifiers have evaluated the product’s compliance with objective quality standards.
Our Values in Practice
This product is manufactured in the USA using certified organic and Non-GMO Project™ verified ingredients and packaged using eco-friendly materials. To learn more about sustainability, visit our Sustainability Commitment page.
This product is made without chemical additives and formulated using award-winning, clinically-proven KSM-66® ashwagandha extract. To learn more about quality, visit our Quality Commitment page.
This product has been independently verified by accredited labs in the USA to meet stringent purity and overall quality standards. To learn more about accountability, visit our Accountability Commitment page.
Summary of third-party test results is available in lot-specific ‘Certificates of Analysis’ under the ‘Documentation Section’. To learn more about transparency, visit our Transparency Commitment page.
|Informed Purchasing Decision Checklist|
|Country of Manufacture of the finished product||USA|
|Country of Origin of raw materials used in the product||
Ashwagandha Extract and Root Powder (India), Vegan Capsule (Canada, South America) or Organic Capsule (China)†
|Capsule size||Size 0 (Length: 21.6 mm Diameter: 7.65 mm)|
|Capsule type||Unlike previous lots, the current lot of this product is not organic certified because it was manufactured using non-organic cellulose capsules. Please be assured that this is the only change to the product and it was necessitated by practical supply-chain challenges. The change in no way impacts the product’s ability to provide the intended health benefits. Thank you for your understanding and support of our family-owned business during these extraordinarily challenging times. (certified organic pullulan (polysaccharide produced from starch by Aureobasidium pullulans), purified water, and less than 0.1% of seaweed extract including alginates, agar and other polysaccharides)|
|Active ingredient composition||
Standardized extract and organic whole powder
For more information on the different terms we use to describe the ingredients in our products, visit our product ingredients page.
|Identity of active ingredients||Independently verified by third-party lab|
|Amount (or %) of active ingredient(s)||Independently verified by third-party lab(s)|
|Microbial contaminants||Raw materials and finished products independently verified to meet USP, NSF, and/or AHPA specifications|
|Heavy metals limits (Inorganic Arsenic, Cadmium Lead, & Mercury)||Raw materials and finished products independently verified to meet USP, NSF, and/or AHPA specifications|
|CA Prop 65 compliant for lead?||Independently verified to contain < 0.5 micrograms of lead at the maximum daily dosage|
|Manufactured without chemical additives?||(confirmed via extensive supply-chain verification)|
|Allergen status||Independently verified to contain < 20 ppm of gluten and < 5 ppm of egg, peanut, shellfish, and soy allergens. Additionally, each lot is PCR tested for the absence of corn.
|Non-GMO verified?||Verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project™|
|Kosher certified?||Verified by Ko® Kosher Service|
|Vegan certified?||(does not meet dietary vegan standards because KSM-66® includes lactic acid, a milk derivative)|
|Suitable for ethical vegans?||(does not meet dietary vegan standards because KSM-66® includes lactic acid, a milk derivative)|
|Suitable for dietary vegans?||(does not meet dietary vegan standards because KSM-66® includes lactic acid, a milk derivative)|
|Suitable for vegetarians?||(no animal-based ingredients)|
|Aflatoxins||Verified to meet USP <561> limits for aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, & G2)|
|Residual solvents||Verified to meet USP <467> limits for residual solvents|
|Residual pesticides||Verified to meet USP <561> limits for residual pesticides|
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Please be advised that the content below is for information purposes only and should not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure a medical condition or as a substitute for a professional medical opinion.
General Questions about Ashwagandha
What is ashwagandha?
Referred to as the “prince of herbs” in Ayurveda, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a small evergreen shrub often characterized by its velvety leaves and vibrant orange-red berries. Ashwagandha is native to India and has been used medicinally for thousands of years. In Sanskrit, the word ashwagandha translates to "the smell of a horse," which represents its traditional use of promoting energy, endurance and strength*.
What health benefits does ashwagandha provide?
Ashwagandha has traditionally been used to help rejuvenate and tonify the body. As an adaptogen, ashwagandha root has been shown to help the body “adapt” to both physical and emotional stress, and by doing so, helps conserve energy and promotes endurance. Ashwagandha has a long history of safe use and promotes overall balance in the body. In addition to a healthy stress response, ashwagandha also supports immune health, mental clarity and thyroid function*.
What are some factors to consider when choosing an ashwagandha supplement?
Depending on your reason(s) for supplementing with ashwagandha and your personal preferences, it may be helpful to consider one or more of the following factors when making a purchasing decision—
- Does the product contain just ashwagandha whole powder or an extract standardized to provide a consistent and guaranteed amount of withanolides in each serving?
- Is the ashwagandha extract clinically-proven to provide intended benefits?
- Is the recommended dosage supported by science and sufficient to provide intended benefits?
- What is the amount or percentage of withanolides per serving of the product?
- Is the product independently verified to meet identity, potency & purity standards?
- What assurance, if any, is available that what’s on the product label is, in fact, in the bottle?
- Is the project Non-GMO Project Verified?
- Does the product contain any chemical additives or preservatives?
Can I take ashwagandha if I’m allergic to nightshades?
Ashwagandha belongs to the nightshade (Solanaceae) family, which also includes goji berries, potatoes, eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers. Ashwagandha root, the medicinal part of the ashwagandha plant, has a long history of safe use and is generally well tolerated. However, a small portion of the population may be sensitive to chemical compounds called alkaloids, which are naturally present in some nightshade plants. If you have a known or suspected intolerance or allergy to nightshade, we encourage you to consult with your healthcare provider prior to supplementation.
Can ashwagandha supplements be taken with OTC or prescription medications?
If you are taking or planning to take an OTC or prescription medication or planning a medical procedure, please consult a licensed pharmacist or your healthcare provider before beginning supplementation to minimize risk of side effects associated with potential supplement-drug interactions.
Still have questions?
- For general information about ashwagandha, check out the resources below—
- HerbalGram - Ashwagandha Profile. 2013; 99:1-7.
- Ashwagandha — HerbMedPro™ Record
- Ashwagandha — MedlinePlus
- An Overview on Ashwagandha: A Rasayana (Rejuvenator) of Ayurveda
- For specific guidance on the suitability of ashwagandha to support your particular health goals, please talk to your healthcare provider.
Questions about Ashwagandha Gold
Why is Ashwagandha Gold formulated using the KSM-66® ashwagandha root extract?
Given below is a summary of the key reasons why Ashwagandha Gold is formulated using the KSM-66® ashwagandha root extract:
- KSM-66® ashwagandha extract is the only full-spectrum ashwagandha extract that is standardized to 5% with anolides from roots alone.
- KSM-66® ashwagandha extract is the most clinically-studied ashwagandha extract currently available.
- KSM-66® ashwagandha extract is certified organic.
- KSM-66® ashwagandha extract is guaranteed to contain > 0.1% withaferin A, a naturally-occurring cytotoxin present in ashwagandha.
If interested, more information on KSM-66® ashwagandha extract is available for review online on the ingredient website at: www.ksm66ashwagandhaa.com
Why does Ashwagandha Gold include whole-root ashwagandha powder in addition to the clinically-proven KSM-66® root extract?
At Nutrigold, we are mindful of the fact that every ingredient in a product, regardless of whether it is an active ingredient that provides a health benefit or an additive that ensures finished product integrity, can and will likely have some impact on consumers’ health. This is why we are philosophically opposed to the use of synthetic, semi-synthetic, or commodity additives like magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide commonly found in most commercially-available supplements. We choose instead to use plant-based, functional additives that not only have a history of safe use, which, in the case of Ashwagandha Gold, is the whole root Ashwagandha powder.
Why is Ashwagandha Gold not vegan?
Withanolides are considered to be responsible for most of ashwagandha’s health benefits. The clinically-proven ashwagandha ingredient in our product is extracted using lactic acid from organic milk (rather than chemical solvents) to optimize the amount and quality of the bioactives (e.g. withanolides) in the final extract. Although KSM-66® Ashwagandha extract is also available in a vegan “dairy-free” version, it is not a full-spectrum extract and lacks the presence of some lipophilic components, flavonoids, and choline, to name a few, that are naturally present in ashwagandha root.
What is the best time of day to take Ashwagandha Gold?
Ashwagandha can generally be taken anytime. However, for those with a sensitive GI tract, ashwagandha is often best taken with food. As a matter of principle and in the interest of your health and safety, we encourage you to consult your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to determine what use, if any, is best for your individual needs.
Can I take a higher dosage than what is suggested on the label?
Because we are not licensed medical professionals and individual needs can vary, we regret that we cannot recommend a dosage beyond what is suggested on the product label. It may be important to note that the dosing range provided in the suggested use on the label (300 mg to 600 mg per day) is based on amounts used in clinical investigations featuring the KSM-66® ingredient. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to supplementation to determine what dosage, if any, is best for your individual needs.
How does NutriGold ensure the purity of the ingredients used in its Ashwagandha Gold product?
At NutriGold, our first priority is consumer safety, which is why we verify that raw materials used in our products as well as the finished products themselves meet industry-defining quality and purity standards. Depending on the complexity of the testing involved, including determining what needs to be tested, what methods are fit-for-purpose, and which lab is most qualified to perform the testing, we sometimes have results from as many as 4 or 5 different independent, ISO-accredited labs for each product. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis that are freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions.
What assurance can you provide that the percentage of withanolides listed on the label is actually in the product?
All of our products are verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims. We take these results from third-party labs and summarize them in lot-specific Certificates of Analysis (C of A) that are freely available in the spirit of authentic transparency on the product pages on our website so consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. The C of A provides assurance that the claims made on the label accurately reflect the contents of the product inside the bottle. If interested, more information on our our commitment to independent, third party quality testing can be found at this link - https://nutrigold.com/pages/accountability
Can I break apart the capsule and add the contents to liquid/food to consume?
All of our products are formulated to be taken as capsules and our purity and potency claims are based on the product being taken as recommended. We generally do not recommend breaking apart the capsules because it can introduce contaminants or otherwise compromise product potency and effectiveness.
Is Ashwagandha Gold suitable for children (under 18 years of age)?
Ashwagandha Gold is formulated for individuals over 18 years. Because children are considered a vulnerable population, we regret we cannot make any recommendations regarding the use of our products by or for children under the age of 18. We ask that you talk to your pediatrician or family practitioner about whether or not Ashwagandha Gold is suitable and safe for your child’s particular healthcare needs prior to supplementation.
Questions about capsule shell
What is in the capsules used by NutriGold to encapsulate its products?
Depending on the formulation, NutriGold products are encapsulated using cellulose, pullulan, organic pullulan, or soft gel capsules. Information regarding the composition of the capsule shell is provided in the “Informed Purchasing Decision Checklist” and is accurate to the best of our knowledge based on information available in the public domain as well as supply-chain documentation provided by the capsule and soft gel manufacturers/vendors.
Are any processing aids used in the production of the empty vegetarian capsule?
Yes. Minor amounts (~ 3%) of processing aids are used in the production of the empty vegetarian (cellulose) capsule shell. The processing aids used in the manufacturing of the capsule shell have been identified as proprietary by the capsule manufacturer and protected by intellectual property and confidentiality agreements between the capsule manufacturer/vendor and NutriGold. As such, we are legally bound to maintain this information strictly confidential and regret that we cannot provide this information to consumers. We can, however, assure you that the processing aids are non-toxic, generally recognized as safe (GRAS), compliant with both the United States Pharmacopoeia and European Pharmacopoeia, and do not pose an allergen risk.
Are the processing aids used in the production of the empty capsule shells present in the finished product?
Processing aids that are used in the production of the capsule shell may be present in the finished empty capsule shell. We regret we cannot provide precise information on the type of processing aid(s) or the approximate residual amount of the processing aid(s) in the finished capsule shell because it would require us to divulge information proprietary to the capsule manufacturer. We can, however, assure you that the processing aids used in the production of the empty capsule shell are non-toxic, generally recognized as safe (GRAS), compliant with both the United States Pharmacopoeia and European Pharmacopoeia, and do not pose an allergen risk.
I am concerned about a possible allergy to the processing aid(s) used in the production of the capsule shells. How can I find out what processing aids are used so I can determine whether the product is safe for me to take?
Although we make every effort to provide as much information as we can about the ingredients in our products to help consumers make educated purchasing decisions, there may be times when we cannot provide the requested information or clarification because it is proprietary to the manufacturer, as in the case of the processing aids. Disclosing protected information to unauthorized individuals, within and outside our organization, is not just unethical, but also unlawful. If you are concerned about a potential allergy to the processing aid(s) that may have been used in the production of the capsule shell, we encourage you to discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider prior to making a purchasing decision.
Why does NutriGold® sometimes use soft gelatin capsules to encapsulate its products?
At NutriGold®, we are committed to offering sustainable products using non-GMO, organic, and/or vegan ingredients, and this includes the capsule shell we use to encapsulate those ingredients. In fact, many of our products are certified vegan by Vegan Action®, helping provide unbiased assurance that the product (and the ingredients it contains) comply with both dietary and ethical vegan standards. However, there are some ingredients (e.g. fish oil, ubiquinol, astaxanthin) that are more sensitive to oxygen and can, consequently, oxidize or degrade. For ingredients like these, bovine gelatin soft gelatin capsule shells offer better protection and help ensure finished product integrity until the end of the shelf-life of the product. That being said, we are hopeful that growing consumer awareness of and demand for vegan options will continue to drive innovation in dietary supplement delivery systems and we are committed to replacing the gelatin soft gels in our products with a clean-label, vegan capsule shell that offers the same protection from the elements as the gelatin capsule when such an option becomes available.
Questions about the ‘Best By’ date and ‘Consume by’ recommendation
What does the “Best by” date printed on the bottom of the bottle mean?
The “Best By” date printed on the bottle is the date until which a product will meet label claims as long as the product is sealed or, once opened, stored and handled as recommended on the product label.
Is the product safe to take after the “Best by” date printed on the bottle?
As long as the product is stored and handled under conditions that will not cause it to become contaminated, the product should be safe to take past the “Best By” date printed on the bottom of the bottle. However, we do not guarantee that the product will meet stated label claims past the “Best By” date printed on the bottle.
Why does the product I purchased have a recommendation on the label to consume the product within a certain number of days after opening the bottle?
The “consume by” recommendation is included on products that are formulated using ingredients that are sensitive to environmental factors (e.g. heat, light, humidity). Although exposure to these environmental factors does not adversely impact or compromise product safety, it can degrade the potency of these eco-sensitive ingredients and, consequently, make the product less effective. So, to ensure that you get the most out of products that are made using eco-sensitive ingredients, please consume the product within the timeframe recommended on the label.
What is the difference between the “Best by” date and the “Consume by” recommendation on your products?
The “Best By” date printed on the bottle is the date until which a product will meet label claims as long as the product is sealed or, once opened, stored and handled as recommended on the product label.
The “Consume by” recommendation is included only on products that are formulated using ingredients that are sensitive to environmental factors (e.g. heat, light, humidity). Although exposure to these environmental factors does not adversely impact or compromise product safety, it can degrade the potency of these eco-sensitive ingredients and, consequently, make the product less effective. So, to ensure that you get the most out of products that are made using eco-sensitive ingredients, it is important to consume the product within the timeframe recommended on the label.
If the product I purchased contains ingredients that can degrade once the bottle is opened, how can I be confident that I am still getting the declared amounts of the nutrients on the label?
To ensure that our products provide the nutrients in the amounts declared on the label, we intentionally include higher amounts of eco-sensitive ingredients than what is declared on the label to compensate for degradation that may occur once the bottle is opened. The amount of an ingredient that is added above what is declared on the label is referred to as an intentional “overage” and it is added for the precise purpose of compensating for possible potency degradation during routine product storage and handling. That being said, we would like to assure you that we take great care to ensure that the amount of the overage does not exceed established tolerable upper limits and there is no risk of toxicity when the product is taken as directed.
Because there are practical and regulatory considerations on how much of an overage we can include in our different formulations, the most effective option we have available to ensure that consumers get the most out of our products is to provide the “consume by” guidance on products that contain eco-sensitive ingredients. You can be confident that you are getting the declared amounts of the nutrients as long as you store and consume the product within the recommended time frame.
Why do you recommend consuming the product within a certain number of days after opening the bottle even though the “Best by” date is months (or years) away?
NutriGold products are made with natural ingredients and without chemical preservatives. While the vast majority of ingredients we use in our products are stable and remain potent even after the product is opened, there are some ingredients that are particularly sensitive to environmental factors and must be handled with care from source to shelf, and beyond.
If the product you purchased includes a recommendation to finish the product within a prescribed time, it is important that you follow this guidance (unless it conflicts with instructions from your healthcare provider), so you can enjoy the health benefits that can only be realized when the product is taken consistently as recommended.
Will the product still provide benefits past the “consume by” recommendation on the bottle?
If the product you purchased includes a recommendation to finish the product within a prescribed time, it is important that you follow this guidance so you can enjoy the health benefits that can only be realized when the product is taken consistently as recommended. Although not consuming the product within the recommended time frame once the bottle is opened will not cause the product to “spoil” or become “unsafe,” the potency of some of the more eco-sensitive ingredients may start to degrade and this can diminish the product’s potential to support your health goals.
What is the best way to store NutriGold products?
NutriGold products are made with natural ingredients and without the use of any chemical stabilizers or preservatives. So, the best way to store them is in their original container away from direct sunlight and humidity. It is not recommended to empty the capsules or soft gels from their original container and store them in pill boxes or plastic bags because it could not only cause some of the more eco-sensitive ingredients to lose potency, but may also increase the risk of cross-contamination with other products or environmental pathogens.
Follow these simple guidelines to get the most out of NutriGold supplements —
Do talk to a healthcare provider before beginning supplementation if you have a medical condition or take any OTC or prescription drugs
Do NOT self-diagnose or attempt to treat or cure a medical condition with supplements
Do check out answers to FAQs so you know what to expect from the product
Do NOT make assumptions about the product’s quality, safety or effectiveness—when in doubt, always seek clarification from a trusted source
Do store capsules in their original container
Do NOT store capsules in pill boxes or plastic bags
Do take the product consistently as recommended
Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or skip doses unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider
Do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns about the product
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