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Ashwagandha Positive Experiences Alertness Concentration
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Are there any other ways to increase alertness and concentration besides ritalin (methylphenidate)?
Mind games: There are many good mind games that force you to concentrate and focus and stay alert. Good games are available for hand helds, but even old card games like bridge can help. Playing music, painting pictures, doing photography, even knitting are other excellent mind exercises. My wife contends that cooking is an excellent mind exercise. ...Read more
I an taking Holy basil, Passion flower, Sage and ashwagandha. Will any of these show a positive reading on a drug test?
No: I hope you're not spending too much money on this stuff. I'm glad you're interested in "natural healing", but think about getting with an evidence-based holist. Best wishes. ...Read more
No bad reports: No problems are reported but that's not a guarantee. You might ask your Dr and certainly follow each one's directions. Pay attention to how you feel and be cautious but it should be okay. ...Read more
Talk to your eye doc: There does not appear to be a problem, depending on other medicines you are taking, which may interact with it. But there have been no good studies about its effects. See http://lifeatlahey.com/Departments_and_Locations/Departments/Ophthalmology/Ebsco_Content/Glaucoma.aspx?chunkiid=21532 And see http://www.emedicinehealth.com/ashwagandha-page3/vitamins-supplements.htm Talk to your eye doc first. ...Read more
Yes: Ashwagandha is a very safe and well-tolerated herb with many benefits that has been used for thousands of years. It has been subject to many research studies. While there is no specific research on it and glaucoma, there is no evidence it is harmful for those with glaucoma and is likely of some benefit. See http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/diseases/glaucoma.html and http://tinyurl.com/nv99a44 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Of course: Especially if what's in the 'natural herbal pill' isn't really the 'exotic Indian herb that is so good for you.' Phony herbal medicines are a very common cause of liver damage and even failure. I trust other causes of liver damage were considered and ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more
Doctor supervision!: If you take any over the counter supplements and are taking prescription medications, you should do so with your doctor's knowledge and supervision. Ashwaghanda can raise your thyroid levels, especially if you are taking thyroid medication. Some otc supplements can have devastating side effects when taken with prescription meds, so only do with your doctor's supervision! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ashwagandha: This is another substance with very little scientific evidence for what it does. ...Read more
Is Ashwagandha safe (250mg twice a day of KSM-66 full spectrum) for long-term use to help with anxiety? Thanks!
Possibly: The therapeutic effects of Ashwaganda like most supplements is not as well known as medications regulated by the FDA and potency may differ from one source to another. It has been suggested to help with anxiety but may cause nausea or even vomiting. It should not be used with immune suppressants, thyroid medications, or any sedatives including benzodiazepines ...Read more
I have a question regarding Ashwagandha. I'm a 23 y/o male with generalize anxiety. Is this something I should consider taking? And is it addictive or something one can develop a tolerance too? I'm looking for a professionals input. Thank you very much.
Drugs together: Go to Drugs.com and use their drug interactions calculator. if that does not help let's chat as it will depend on your own body and we can get a better answer for YOU! ...Read more