|NutriRise Ashwagandha||Other Brands|
|Ingredients||Ashwagandha Roots Only||Ashwagandha Roots & Leaves|
|Absorption||Up to 2000x||1x|
|Gluten & |
|Free of Binders,|
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|GMP Certified and FDA|
Inspected Manufacturing Facility
Our Ashwagandha is third-party tested by an unbiased, independent organization. This approach ensures that it meets exacting specifications, and that it is safe! Also, our Ashwagandha has a lot number, batch number, and expiration date printed on the bottom of the bottle for traceability and transparency. In fact, you can view a sample Certificate of Analysis below!
Yes, our product features organic ashwagandha root and organic black pepper. It is certified organic by UDAF.
Black pepper is proven not only to increase blood flow to the digestive system but also to increase the absorption of other herbs as well! Adding 10 mg of black pepper extract to our ashwagandha supplement helps your body better absorb the ashwagandha, increasing its availability to your cells and reducing waste. This means your body utilizes more of the herb, improving the health benefits and support to your entire body, particularly your adrenal and thyroid glands.
We use only the ashwagandha root. Ashwagandha leaves contain high levels of Withaferin A, a form of withanolides considered cytotoxic, meaning it kills cells. While this form of withanolides may be useful in killing cancer cells, it should be restricted to use under supervised medical care. The roots, on the other hand, are low in Withaferin A, providing the benefits of ashwagandha, without the potential toxicity. For this reason, NutriRise uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant containing the optimal concentration of withanolides for adrenal and thyroid support, and stress relief.
Ashwagandha has many proven health benefits including:
- Antioxidant properties
- Natural stress reliever
- Supports the immune system
- Hematopoietic (helps in the creation of blood cells)
- Natural anxiety reducer
- Natural antidepressant
- Improves sleep
- Supports a healthy brain and helps prevent degeneration
- Helps normalize blood sugar
- Improves cholesterol and triglycerides
- Improves male fertility
Yes! As celiac diagnosis increases in the United States, and the number of people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity is on the rise as well, it’s crucial to check hidden sources for gluten contamination. Vitamins and supplements are one of the largest areas of hidden gluten, which can wreak havoc on the health of a celiac patient. NutriRise Ashwagandha is entirely gluten-free. Also, our organic ashwagandha root is sustainably sourced and free of all common allergens including dairy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, shellfish, lactose, corn, soy, sesame, and palm derivatives.
Ashwagandha is an “adaptogenic” herb, meaning it helps your body to adapt to stressful situations in a healthier way. It contains a compound called withanolides that decreases a chemical called tribulin in the brain. This chemical is responsible for feelings of anxiety. It also decreases the release of cortisol by your adrenal glands, lessening the feeling of stress. Finally, withanolides are a powerful anti-inflammatory and help to reduce pain sensations that occur due to inflammation.
While you should check with your doctor before beginning any new herbal supplement, clinical research shows that daily supplementation is necessary to provide the desired effect of stress and anxiety relief. Most studies last for two to three months, and include consistent daily supplementation for best results.
In research studies, ashwagandha is generally well tolerated by most people. Since this herb has been used for thousands of years, it’s use and interaction with the human body is well documented. Excessive doses, such as taking multiple servings per day, may result in digestive problems like diarrhea, nausea, or even vomiting. For this reason, we recommend sticking with the suggested recommendations on the bottle and not exceeding this dose. Remember, more isn’t always better!
Ashwagandha is generally considered safe for healthy people without medical conditions. However, unless instructed by your doctor, do not take ashwagandha if you:
- Are pregnant
- Or have hyperthyroidism
It can also interact with some medications. If you are taking medicine for diabetes, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, psychiatric disorders, or any immunosuppressant, please contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking ashwagandha.
It’s not an overnight cure, unfortunately. Ashwagandha takes some time to begin working. Some individuals begin to experience results in as little as two weeks. Others may take a month or longer to notice a difference. Most clinical research studies last one to three months minimum. We recommend consistently using ashwagandha for at least two months for best results. Most importantly, remember that consistency is key. Try to take it everyday at the same time so you get in the habit and don’t forget. Inconsistent use will not give you the best results and reduce your stress and anxiety.
No! The beauty of ashwagandha is that it helps your body create a healthier response to stress. Stress and cortisol levels are two factors that lead to weight gain. When your body is stressed, your insulin levels are higher in an attempt to keep your body fueled. Insulin actually shuts off your fat-burning capability. As ashwagandha starts to create a healthier stress response in the body, many people find that their fat-burning capability increases as insulin levels return to normal! Lowering stress actually can help you lose weight, so it’s a win-win!
There isn’t really a right or wrong time to take ashwagandha. It won’t keep you awake because there are no stimulant properties. We recommend taking your dose once per day, but you can take them in the morning, or evening if you prefer, as long as you are consistent and take them daily. That is the most important part. If you want, you could take one in the morning and one in the evening, as long as you don’t forget!
If your hair loss is related to stress, and many people do experience hair loss due to high stress levels, then yes, it may help. However, there are many reasons why you may be experiencing hair loss, and stress is only one of them. Ashwagandha helps to balance cortisol levels and creates a healthy stress response in your body. As your body learns to deal with stress in a healthier manner, you may find that your hair loss improves.
Maybe! One reason for accumulating excess belly fat and having a hard time losing weight is because of thyroid imbalance. Clinical research studies show that ashwagandha is effective in balancing thyroid hormones TSH, T3 and T4. By regulating thyroid levels, your body may have an easier time losing weight. Also, stress management helps to lower insulin levels which in turn helps speed up metabolism and increase your body’s ability to burn fat.
Ashwagandha has actually been shown to help protect the kidneys. In a 2011 clinical trial, researchers found that ashwagandha helped protect the kidneys in patients who received gentamicin but were pretreated with ashwagandha. Evidence does not suggest that this herb harms the kidneys. That said, if you have a history of kidney disorders, it’s always best to check with your doctor prior to adding ashwagandha or any other supplement to your daily routine.
Studies published in 2009 and 2012 actually suggest that ashwagandha may help protect the liver. Researchers found improvements in liver enzymes in participants who took ashwagandha, and even found that it might reduce toxicity in those who are later exposed to toxins. If you have a history of liver damage or disorders, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor prior to taking ashwagandha or any other supplement.
Ashwagandha's primary active compound is known as withanolides. It is classified as a steroidal lactone. As such, ashwagandha exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory benefits and works as a natural steroid in this respect. However, it does not have the same unwanted effects of conventional steroids such as weight gain, increased appetite or mood swings.
Ashwagandha does have diuretic properties, so if your body retains fluids, it can help you eliminate them naturally. If you are on other diuretic medications, it’s important for you to talk to your doctor before taking ashwagandha. Keep hydrated with plenty of fresh, filtered water and eat a healthy diet to maintain healthy electrolyte levels. If you find that ashwagandha causes you to urinate more often, avoid taking it at night before bed.
Maybe. There are some medications and supplements that can interact with ashwagandha. For safety, it’s important to talk with a pharmacist or doctor who is knowledgeable of herbal supplements to determine if ashwagandha is right for you.
Some potential interactions include:
- Any type of sedative
- Blood thinners (for example, if you’re being treated for atrial fibrillation or a blood clot)
- Thyroid medications
- Immune system suppressing medications
- Blood pressure medication
- Anxiety medications
Combining ashwagandha with other herbal supplements such as kava, valerian, or St. John's Wort may cause excessive drowsiness and could make tasks like driving or other activities dangerous.
GABA, also known as gamma aminobutyric acid, is an amino acid created by your body that works as a neurotransmitter in your brain. GABA creates a relaxed and calming feeling when it binds to GABA receptors in your brain. Research has shown that ashwagandha helps to regulate GABA and serotonin levels in your brain. This is what gives ashwagandha it’s calming and relaxing effects.