Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

Does ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

The overall effectiveness rating for ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) is 2.5 out of 3. This rating means there is ample evidence that using ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) will lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

There are 9 studies in the database on ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera); the confidence rating is 33. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera). Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease body fat
increase muscle mass
increase weight loss

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve sprint performance
decrease fatigue
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
decrease cortisol levels
increase testosterone

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower blood pressure
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage

Mental Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cognitive ability
improve mood
decrease stress

References

Title of Study
A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults
Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract
Effect of standardized aqueous extract of Withania somnifera on tests of cognitive and psychomotor performance in healthy human participants
Effects of an Aqueous Extract of Withania somnifera on Strength Training Adaptations and Recovery: The STAR Trial
Effects of eight-week supplementation of Ashwagandha on cardiorespiratory endurance in elite Indian cyclists
Effects of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) and Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna) on physical performance and cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy young adults
Efficacy of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [L.] Dunal) in improving cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy athletic adults
Examining the effect of Withania somnifera supplementation on muscle strength and recovery: a randomized controlled trial
Exploratory study to evaluate tolerability, safety, and activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in healthy volunteers