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Yes, our dietary supplement is made with premium Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)and features organic ashwagandha root and organic black pepper. Since it is entirely organic, it has not been standardized to a specific withanolide content. Most organic Ashwagandha root extracts contain anywhere between 1-5% withanolides.
Black pepper is proven not only to increase blood flow to the digestive system but also to increase the absorption of herbs in supplements! Adding black pepper extract to our ashwagandha supplement helps your body better absorb the withanolides, 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.
NutriRise uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant. They contain the optimal withanolides concentration for adrenal and thyroid support and stress relief. 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 that has many proven health benefits, including:

  • Antioxidant properties
  • Natural stress reliever
  • Lowers cortisol levels for reduced anxiety
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Supports the immune system
  • Hematopoietic (helps in the creation of blood cells)
  • Anti-aging
  • Natural anxiety reducer
  • Natural antidepressant
  • Improves sleep
  • Supports brain function and helps prevent degeneration
  • Helps normalize blood sugar
  • Improves cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Enhances testosterone levels in men
Ashwagandha is an “adaptogenic” herb, meaning it helps your body adapt to stressful situations more healthily. It contains a compound called withanolides that decreases the chemical called tribulin in the brain. This chemical is responsible for feelings of anxiety. It also reduces the release of cortisol by your adrenal glands, lessening the sense of stress. Ashwagandha supplements can significantly improve chronic stress symptoms. Finally, withanolides are a potent anti-inflammatory and help 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 reduction of stress and anxiety. 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 in ayurvedic medicine, its use and interaction with the human body are 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
  • Breastfeeding
  • 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 an ashwagandha product.

It’s not an overnight cure, unfortunately. Ashwagandha extract takes some time to begin working. Some individuals start 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 every day at the same time, so you get in the habit and don’t forget. Inconsistent use will not give you the best results to reduce your stress and anxiety.
No! Quite the opposite! The beauty of ashwagandha is that it helps your body create a healthier stress response. Stress and cortisol levels are two factors that lead to weight gain. When your body is stressed, your insulin levels are naturally higher to keep your body fueled. Insulin shuts off your fat-burning capability. As ashwagandha creates a healthier stress response in the body, many people find their fat-burning capability increases as insulin levels return to normal! Lowering stress levels can actually 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 chronic stress, and many people experience hair loss due to consistently high stress levels, then 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 more healthily, you may find that your hair loss improves.
Maybe! One reason for accumulating excess belly fat and having a hard time losing weight is thyroid imbalance. Clinical research studies show that ashwagandha effectively supports balanced thyroid hormones. By regulating thyroid levels, your body may have an easier time losing weight. Also, stress management helps lower insulin levels, which helps speed up metabolism and increase your body’s ability to burn fat.
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, you need to talk to your doctor before taking an ashwagandha supplement. 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.

Some medications and supplements can interact with ashwagandha. For safety, it’s essential to talk with a pharmacist or doctor who understands herbal supplement interactions to determine if ashwagandha is right for you. 

Some potential interactions include:

  • Any type of sedative
  • Blood thinners (for example, if you’re on treatment for atrial fibrillation or a blood clot)
  • Thyroid medications
  • Immune system suppressing medications
  • Blood pressure medication
  • Anxiety medications

Combining ashwagandha capsules with other herbal supplements such as kava, valerian, or St. John's Wort may cause excessive drowsiness and make tasks like driving or other activities dangerous.

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