Now Foods, Ashwagandha, 450 mg, 90 Veggie Caps
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Too potent extract - warning
99 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.
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Talk to your Doctor Before Taking Ashwagandha
18 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
2 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer3215780 on Jun 26, 2011
When I took this with the Bacopa, I had difficulty breathing and almost passed out. Did not try to take it on its own.
This product made me itch
Posted by Reviewer2731238 on Aug 25, 2014
Within 45 minutes of using this product I began to itch like crazy. I had to take Benadryl to control it. I am grateful that I now use Maca from the company NOW and it works wonders.