Mjd, Ashwagandha mimics GABA to the same extent as benzos. Another article I highly recommend you read and take to heart is the one on “aging”. Lastly, you write that Ashwagandha enhances serotonin receptors. Ashwagandha boosts brain health and function in several ways. Alex, I’m not aware of any contraindications with Ashwagandha and the other nootropics you mention. 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LOL maybe that’s how it went! In Ayurvedic medicine, Rasayana herbs are used to promote a youthful state of physical and mental health. Jay, “taken with meals” usually indicates that the supplement is fat-soluble. And according to this article, Ksm-66 seems to have many advantages. I came across this amazing article of yours and read about the ability of Ashwagandha to repair and reverse damage to axons, dendrites, and synapses caused by chronic stress. Overdoing it on dosages is never a good thing because our body can only handle so much before things start to backfire on us. It’s important and would help a lot of people. Or it can be too potent? But take a look at and compare the mechanism of action and benefits of Ashwagandha and Gotu Kola. My question is: How can I help repair my GABA receptors using green medicine, possibly ashwagandha? Free radicals have been implicated in many age-related diseases. Ashwagandha is often referred to as “Indian ginseng” because of its rejuvenating properties. Can one take Ashwagandha together with L-Tyrosine? And you did it more than once. Methylation may affect the way acetylcholine is synthesized. For whatever reason, the MG powder worked best when dissolved in warm water and taken 20-30 minutes before bed time. Please review this article on selecting the best supplements here > https://nootropicsexpert.com/7-tips-for-choosing-the-highest-quality-nootropic-supplements/. Ashwagandha shares this mechanism of action in a broad sense because it helps increase serotonin and GABA. I’m gonna try just taking the Performance Labs energy supplement for awhile and no caffeine. And you say it’s better not to use it when you’re hyper thyroid. Ashwagandha has active ingredients of ashwagandha. I get the nootropic value of this healthy oil and my nootropics work better. I’m taking 1 mg per day. Maybe I should just try the Ashwagandha. For excample is it ok to use both ashwagandha and l-theanine on a recommended doses same time, or is it too much boost for a same thing? Any ashwagandha supplement worth your time should have at least 4% withanolides. Especially interactions with other prescription medications. (Withania sonnifera) Hello David, should Ashwaganda be cycled? The ancients considered Medhya Rasayana herbs to be working with higher brain function. It is often used in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. And you’ll be amazed at how you feel once you start following this daily protocol. Even I struggeled with the options. Point being just because ashwagandha can have an impact on GABA does not mean it even comes close to what the effects benzodiazepines have on GABA. Is there any other herb like this that does not have this kind of effect? Ashwagandha is also helpful for those suffering from anxiety and panic disorders. If the Withanolides is 2.5% @ 500mg Ash… Studies show it helps stop and reverse the devastating effects of stress on your brain, and body. You are an amazing individual with a genuine and rare desire to help people manage their health. Andre, there are no human studies measuring dosage of Ashwagandha and BDNF. If your doc think you need it to support your adrenals it sounds like good advice. Samantha, Ashwagandha ‘stimulates’ the thyroid it can’t ’cause’ hypothyroidism. Your body does not make Ashwagandha on its own. I have been battling depression and anxiety for the past 8 months and am hoping for this to be the game changer after not doing well with the prescription drugs. Presumably, ayurvedic herbs' counterindication with adderall or ritalin will never be as strong as some "modern medicine" MAOI inhibitor (L-deprenil for example). Hello, I am prone to major periods of severe insomnia, partially due to hormone fluctuations, but mainly because I get anxiety at night due to worrying about having yet another night with zero sleep. What exactly do you need help with? Andreas, 1.5% vs 4-5% withanolides is a big difference in extract strength. The pills I have purchased are 470mg, but with only 1.5% withanolides. Can you help me listing the well known of them? And helps keep it healthy. Avoid supplements that list “other ingredients” on the label. Native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. And has been found to be as effective as some antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. I only wish to say I was very happy to see your presentation on Ashwaganda . Alcohol affects GABA receptors in your brain as does Ashwagandha. I do have stack suggestions in the last two chapters of my book Head First. Allie, Ashwagandha does not have that effect. Paul, Ashwagandha has been used for thousands of years in who knows how many people. Thank you, Fortunately im not the one who was on diazepam but i will pass this information onto my friend, They will appreciate the help. I was just wondering how long before I can see the full benefits from Ashwaganda especially for sleeping eg high cortisol at night.I have been taking it for a month now and don’t feel any benefit as of yet.Thanks in advance. You can overdose on benzos you really can’t on ashwagandha you withdrawal from benzos and can even have seizures and die like alcohol withdrawals due to the gaba interaction mostly I believe yet again almost little to no issues with ashwagandha from any reports or studies. Related publications that referenced our studies, "Excessive and frequent menstrual bleeding with methylphenidate in an adolescent girl with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder", "Loss of Eyebrows (Madarosis) After Use of Long-Acting Methylphenidate: Case Report", "Manic symptoms associated with isotretinoin and methylphenidate combination: a case report", "Bilateral gynecomastia in a preadolescent boy while under treatment with methylphenidate and paroxetine", "Symptomatic cholelithiasis associated with combined use of methylphenidate and fluoxetine in an otherwise healthy adolescent girl", "Possible methylphenidate related hoarseness and disturbances of voice quality: two pediatric cases", "The effect of methylphenidate on speech patterns of children with attention deficit disorder". The last two chapters in my book Head First does have suggested stacks for things like depression, anxiety, ADHD, etc. Here is what the label says = Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera)[(standardized to 1.5% withanolides (7 mg)](root) – Amount per serving 470 mg. I realize it says that Ashwagandha “boosts” these neurotransmitters. josh. But be careful if you are being treated for hypothyroidism because Ashwagandha will increase TSH and T3. I’m taking it in the mornings for an energy boost and I enjoy it so far. However, I should look at the bright side of all being stable. Lufi D, Bucherman M, Akita M, Cohen R, Sibani C. Ritalin and Ashwagandha drug interactions by gender *: Personalize this study to your gender and age (0-99+), and then find any serious effects. but also…. Tiina, it is absolutely possible to overdo it with nootropics. So, what do you think could be the reason for that. Aleksandar, of course you can use a tincture if it works for you. Kamal, why don’t you go back to the Ashwagandha powder you used successfully in the past? If you’re interested in a copy of that email let me know and I’ll hunt it down. Ashwagandha might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Thanks David for your quick reply! MB, for someone who is 60 I’ve found the best way to keep up your energy levels like you did when you were younger is address the natural problems that are a result of aging. But you could use everything you mentioned in your question/comment daily depending on what your body needs. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31991029?dopt=Abstract • Due to stress, I now have Sjogren’s & thyroid eye disease so I do not want to stimulate Th1 cytokines I’ve only taken Ashwagandha for 3 days now, and they have been very rough, I’ve slept worse and been way more dizzy during the day (Obviously due to the poor sleep). And all you can do is keep on experimenting until you find what works for you. Ashwagandha even provides protection and regeneration of neurons during opiate and heroin withdrawal. Western medicine and Big Pharma are playing catch up, and have only begun to seriously investigate the potential health benefits of ashwagandha, namely the anticancer effects. If I want to continue tweaking my stack, I don’t know how. I’m trying to figure out if I should combine Ashwagandha with something else to help me for Stress & Anxiety. is it safe to use Ashwaganda with Magnesium Glycinate (400mg a day)? Zinc Picolinate 10mg A study published in Phytomedicine showed the calming effect of this herb was equal to the drug Ativan (lorazepam). Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study. Which ones? It’s also available for iPad and other reading devices. Thanks, Aleksandar. Baba, you need to look at the detailed view of how Ashwagandha works in your brain. The molecular weight is relatively high, so dosages of 500mg or more are possible in larger capsule sizes. 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