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Ashwagandha

Main Ingredients:   Ashwagandha

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8.6
8.1  Effectiveness
4.4  Side Effects
7.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Ashwagandha side effects and 8 Ashwagandha benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Ashwagandha, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 8.3% 83.3% 8.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 7.7% 69.2% 23.1% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 83.3% 8.3% 8.3%
Breathing 0% 0% 91.7% 0% 8.3%
Confidence 8.3% 8.3% 66.7% 16.7% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 23.1% 46.2% 30.8% 0%
Digestion 0% 8.3% 83.3% 8.3% 0%
Emotional Well-being 7.7% 30.8% 15.4% 30.8% 15.4%
Energy 23.1% 15.4% 7.7% 38.5% 15.4%
Eyesight 0% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 0%
Memory 7.7% 7.7% 69.2% 15.4% 0%
Mental Clarity 7.7% 15.4% 38.5% 23.1% 15.4%
Pain 8.3% 8.3% 66.7% 0% 16.7%
Patience 8.3% 16.7% 25% 50% 0%
Sexual Health 8.3% 0% 75% 8.3% 8.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 91.7% 8.3% 0%
Sleep 0% 41.7% 33.3% 16.7% 8.3%
Stress Level 16.7% 16.7% 33.3% 16.7% 16.7%
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Commonly Reported Ashwagandha Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
Constipation 83.3% 0% 16.7% 0% 0%
Dizziness 91.7% 0% 8.3% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Fatigue 83.3% 8.3% 8.3% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 83.3% 0% 0% 16.7% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Ashwagandha Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Depression 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Rapid Heartbeat 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Ashwagandha
07 Sep 2011 I tore my meniscus in my right knee and had arthroscopic surgery. I also had knee pain due to arthritis. I had cortisone shots and also suparcz in five series of injections - didn't work. I also had to use a cane. I read about ashwagandha on AOL health news and thought it sounded harmless enough to try. After about 6 months, I began to notice less pain. Then gradually, I was able to put away the cane and continue wearing my heels and have recommended ashwagandha to everyone I know who has arthritic or any type of pain as well as stress. I have a cousin with matastatic cancer and she is now taking it to cut back on her pain killers. She swears it is helping her with pain management. If it wasn't for ashwagandha, I would have had the double knee surgery the surgeon wanted me to have back in mid 2010.
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18 Apr 2011 I've only been taking this for a few weeks but I certainly notice a change. I have observed myself becoming more stressed out in the last few months, and this had started manifesting itself in tension in my back and neck and headaches. Furthermore, my mind was racing at a hundred miles an hour. Now I feel calmer, more relaxed and generally myself again. I just hope the effects last!
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19 Jul 2010 It is difficult to find credible info regard this product; how long to take for; and how much to take. It is also difficulty to find a supply, normally I have to order directly from the manufacturer, who deliver it to a local shop, which takes quite a few days. I take before food. Sometimes, when starting the drug, I will take double drops, but only for a short while. More info needed!
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