Posted by eleuthero on Jul 16, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 11, 2008 | Verified Purchase
ashwaganda has really helped me with adrenal exhaustion and hypothyroidism.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 01, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Best natural product I have ever taken. Helps with my fibromyalgia, sever chronic fatigue and stress.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 16, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I've tried two other ashwagandha brands (Jarrow Formulas and Himalaya and think this one is the strongest. They're all pretty good though. You can feel the calming relaxing effects in about 10 minutes. Great for getting to sleep. When I use it daily, (for the overall tonic and pro-thyroid effects)I find the relaxing effects wear off. For better sleep, I just stop using it for a couple of days and start again. I really like ashwagandha, and this brand.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Apr 17, 2007 | Verified Purchase
This product levels out my cortisol during the day so that I don't have highs and lows. It also is very calming. Excellent for my adrenal fatigue.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 08, 2008 | Verified Purchase
I have taken many supplements for adrenal fatigue and cortisol support after surgical menopause and I think I am seeing improvement with my cortisol after only 2 weeks of taking this.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Aug 30, 2008 | Verified Purchase
This was prescribed by the D.O. to help with my emotions. It has truly worked, I feel much better. and highly recommend it. Charlyne S.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 15, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Absolutely fantastic. Achieving things I haven't been able to muster energy for in ages. Sleeping has improved dramatically.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 12, 2010 | Verified Purchase
I have a tendency to be a perfectionist and I stress out over a lot of things. I found this product on the internet and since I have previously been happy with iHerb, I bought it from here. I started taking one capsule in the morning, and after about 3 days I felt that I had started sleeping deeper. Earlier I used to be so hyper, that I could fall asleep only after an hour lying in the bed. Now, I feel sleepy by 10 or 11 pm. Sleeping on time makes me feel more energetic the next day, and somehow I don't over-react to trivial things as I used to earlier. The only thing I noticed is that you have to stick to a healthy sleep schedule. I have used several Ayurvedic products earlier, and have got rid of my sinus problems. This one seems to work as well. Overall a good product.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 15, 2008 | Verified Purchase
Like other adaptogens, it works for awhile, but you need to give it a break for 2 to 3 weeks, before taking it again, so you can feel the effects.