Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) Simple Report

  • Supplement: Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera): 45
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.5 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 33 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 9
  • Number of Claims: 18
  • Effective Dosage Range: 0.5 - 1 grams per day

Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera) Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) is 2.5 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is clear on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. Using this supplement will lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

There are 9 studies in the database on ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera); the research 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 research rating is for ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)

Products Names Amount of Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera)
Bucked Up RUT 750mg
Mdrive Elite Amount not listed.
Signature Testosterone Booster 600mg
Thermo Fitt 150mg
Genius Test 1g
Full list of all 45 products containing Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera).

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

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

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

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

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

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage

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

Dosing

The Supplement Database includes 9 studies on ashwagandha extract (withania somnifera) dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 0.5 to 1 grams per day, the average dose being 0.68 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Ashwagandha Extract (Withania Somnifera).

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