iHerb Customer Reviews
Too potent extract - warning
89 people found the following review helpful
Posted by eleuthero on Jul 16, 2012
Be careful with this one. It is standardized to 4,5% withanolides per capsule which is equal to ~10 grams of the whole herb - already over the common recommended daily dosage. It can have tranquilizing and hypnotic effect with two capsules. After quitting long-term (couple of months) use of this in recommended doses I had withdrawal symptoms similar to quitting benzodiazepines. It is a powerful herb especially when extracted so strongly. Use only when really needed (stressful times, occasional sleep aid) and not for too long periods continuously. I find half or even 1/3 of a capsule effective. It seems that consuming food/carbohydrates bring out the effects faster. I gave 1 star just to make my warning more noticeable. This is still quality supplement but has to be used with caution.
Talk to your Doctor Before Taking Ashwagandha
17 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer2681489 on Feb 26, 2010
Had immediate negative side effects after taking one dose including rapid heartbeat, chills, lack of coordination, insomnia, bad dreams, and panic. Overall a very bad experience and ended up throwing the unused product away. Other reviews on the internet have also indicated negative side effets, talk to your doctor before taking this product.
10 people found the following review helpful
Posted by HaruChen on Oct 16, 2008
4 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1974227 on Sep 21, 2008
After reading how this herb was beneficial for stress, low libido, decided to try it, and so far have felt no benefit in either.
6 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1236896 on Dec 05, 2008
This didn't seem to help me with stress at all. I only took 2 of these, and it actually seemed to make me more stressed!