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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Will Ashwagandha taken daily effect my blood work done for thyroid levels to be checked? I have Hashimotos and get routine blood work. Effect levels?

Not directly but...: Ashwagandha will not alter the accuracy of blood tests but it may improve thyroid function. Animal studies suggest Ashwagandha may increase levels of thyroid hormone in those who are hypothyroid while reducing levels if hyperthyroid. The effects are usually subtle so I would not expect dramatic changes. It's wise to test levels. See http://draxe.com/ashwagandha-proven-to-heal-thyroid-and-adrenals/ ...Read more

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Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Acetyl L-carnitine arginate safe to take with ashwagandha? Will it stimulate the thyroid too much?

Yes, no: It is quite safe to take these concurrently. Acetyl-L-carnitine arginate is not known to stimulate nor suppress the thyroid but has been shown to reduce symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Ashwagandha balances thyroid function, stimulating underactive thyroids while calming overactive thyroid. It is not known to overstimulate the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can i take ashwagandha root pill together with the Synthroid (thyroxine) pill. I have under active thyroid and am taking 150 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) each morning. Thanks?

Can i take ashwagandha root pill together with the Synthroid (thyroxine) pill. I have under active thyroid and am taking 150 mcg of Synthroid (thyroxine) each morning. Thanks?

Check with doctor: Your doctor prescribed your synthroid (thyroxine) dose based on his or her assessment of your need. Taking anything else that may or may not affect your thyroid hormones without advising your treating doctor would not be wise. ...Read more

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Does the supplement "ashwagandha" helps in sexual stamina?

Family practice : Ashwagondha is an herb root used for anxiety, stamina, inflammation , and anti aging. It is also being used for fertility and to increase sexual desire and function not enough studies have been done to show it's affectiveness. ...Read more

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How does the ashwagandha root interact with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

How does the ashwagandha root interact with lipitor (atorvastatin)?

Ashes hands: it isn't proven to benefit anything tho it claims almost everything. I can't find a caution listed regarding statins ...Read more

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Is ashwagandha good for IBS? Will it help to cure or just keep it in control?

Is ashwagandha good for IBS?  Will it help to cure or just keep it in control?

Why do you think so?: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb popular in Ayurvedic medicine that lowers cortisol and balances thyroid hormones. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-953-ashwagandha.aspx?activeingredientid=953& ...Read more

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I have asthma problem last 5 years.Will ashwagandha (withania somnifera) cure me?

I have asthma problem last 5 years.Will ashwagandha (withania somnifera) cure me?

No cure: There is no cure for asthma and there is no miracle herbal product which has shown significant efficacy in controlling asthma. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took reishi, ashwagandha, bacopa, phosphatidylserine together?

What would happen if I took reishi, ashwagandha, bacopa, phosphatidylserine together?

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

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Can you tell me if i could take reishi, ashwagandha, bacopa, phosphatidylserine together?

Can you tell me if i could take reishi, ashwagandha, bacopa, phosphatidylserine together?

Why????: (sigh) Why are people so willing to do things to their bodies they'd NEVER do to their cars? If a fuel additive sold at Pep Boys had as little evidence of efficacy as these herbals, you'd NEVER trust it in your gas tank. Think critically. Be skeptical. Look at FACTS. Acquire some real knowledge. Don't get taken in by every traveling medicine show or snake-oil salesman that comes down the pike. ...Read more

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Ashwagandha - has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?

Ashwagandha - has anybody had positive experiences helping with mental alertness & concentration?

Consider Bacopa: While ashwaganda (withania somnifera) is a wonderful rejuvenative herb, i prefer another traditional ayurvedic herb bacopa monnieri for improving mental alertness and concentration. ...Read more

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Every time I try ashwagandha, it works for a few hours, then gives me a headache for the rest of the day, is this normal?

Every time I try ashwagandha, it works for a few hours, then gives me a headache for the rest of the day, is this normal?

No: Ashwagandha (withania somnifera) is an herb that is classified as an adaptogen meaning it helps the body with stress. It is a very safe herb with little side effects that i recommend often for fatigue, poor sleep, and anxiety. However, it is possible that you are having an adverse reaction make sure you are using a standardized extract from a reputable manufacturer and stop using for a while. ...Read more

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