In the recently published S.T.A.R. (Strength Training Adaptations and Recovery) trial, researchers found Sensoril ashwagandha from Natreon showed significant improvement in both upper and lower-body strength in recreationally active men over a 12-week resistance training and supplementation period.
Sensoril is a patented ashwagandha extract supported by more than 10 clinical studies designed to enhance adaptogenic health benefits. Sensoril is derived from a unique blend of both leaves and roots of the Withania somniferaplant to provide optimal efficacy and bioactive diversity, according to the company.
This U.S. based study, conducted at The Center for Applied Health Sciences, was a 12-week, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, clinical trial to examine the impact of Sensoril on strength training adaptations. Subjects were all healthy males between the ages of 18–45 years who were recreationally active, training no more than 2–3 days/week. Subjects were randomized to either receive Sensoril 500 mg/day, or a placebo. Subjects in the Sensoril group significantly improved their squat strength by 90%, an increase in leg strength of more than 9 kg, compared to the placebo. There was also a 60% improvement upper body strength (as assessed by the bench press) by more than 4 kg. Sensoril was also found to significantly improve Perceived Recovery by 14% compared to the baseline while the placebo group showed a significant increase in muscle soreness by more than 40%.
“The results of our study help establish an evidence base for this impressive Ayurvedic herb in sports nutrition. The Center for Applied Health Sciences is eager to continue its strategic partnership with Natreon to continue bringing high quality research to consumers,” stated Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss, CEO of The Center for Applied Health Sciences. The significant increases in upper and lower body strength with Sensoril continues to add to the successful clinical substantiation supporting Sensoril’s ability to enhance performance, improve energy, reduce symptoms of everyday stress and enhance focus.