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Ho Long Does Sensoril And Ashwagandha Stay In Your System Once You Stop Taking Them
Sensoril: Sensoril active ingredient is ashwangandha and was studied with a double blind placebo controlled study with 98 subjects who did state their energy level, stress and cognition improved over two months of use. How long it last is not stated but in my experience, the indian ginseng last only a few days to 2 weeks in the system before it is completely washed out. ...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
Talk to doc first.: There is not enough evidence to say whether it will help with anxiety. Ginseng interacts with lots of other medications. And may cause acute seritonin syndrome, a bad thing. So talk to your doc first! See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/symptoms-causes/dxc-20305673 ...Read more
Both are a bad idea: Taking either of these is a bad idea and taking these together is a doubly bad idea. ...Read more
Ashwagandha has a wide range of proven benefits. I recommend it to almost all my patients. It gives energy but is also calming. It often improves sleep, even if taken in the morning.
I find most people benefit more from taking it in the morning, but some do better taking it at bedtime and some take it AM and PM. Experiment to see how you feel taking it AM vs. PM.
See https://tinyurl.com/nvjb79q ...Read more
If my son takes ashwagandha, will his height increase?
He is 14 and his height is 5ft7 .
Have you ever seen increase in height with ashwagandha.
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
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
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
Hi, i take azathioprine for Crohn's and started taking ashwagandha supplement. Are there any contraindications? Thank you.
Possibly: Ashwagandha affects immune function but the immune system is complex & more research is needed. Some sites class it as an immune booster & caution that those with autoimmune disease should avoid it & warn about it theoretically interfering with the activity of drugs like azathioprine.Others state it may correct immune imbalances & help autoimmune issues.Basically no one knows for sure.See comment:. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NothingPerfectlySafe: See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/withania_somnifera. Nothing is perfectly safe. Our bodies are open systems; majority (~55-62%) is water ; we need water in ; out to stay alive; yet water can also kill us, e.g. Acute water intoxication; pulmonary edema (cannot breath), etc.. The issues are always dose/unit time, both acute ; chronic changes in behavior ; tracking outcomes, called clinical trials. ...Read more
Address the whole: For chronic stress, one must address the whole situation. What caused the chronic stress in the first place? Ashwagandha is a relatively safe herb that can be used for chronic stress to help symptomatically as well as to help rebuild the system. However, exercise, stress management techniques, and a good diet are also key as well as addressing the source of the stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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