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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?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: 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/

In brief: 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/
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Dr. Kakarala RAO
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: May be not much

Aswagandha on acute ingestion is not known to show change in blood tests

In brief: May be not much

Aswagandha on acute ingestion is not known to show change in blood tests
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