Jarrow Formulas’ Ashwagandha Review:
Our First Impressions
It’s not too common that a supplement is released with one key ingredient. So in the rare occasion that something like this actually happens, we must admit that we have quite high expectations for the product. Jarrow Formulas has released a supplement with 300mg of pure Ashwagandha – a famous ancient Indian herb that has been used to treat countless of diseases through the eras. Recently, however, scientists have begun pointing out the calming effects that Ashwagandha brings to the brain, and how beneficial this may be to maintain mental health, reduce fatigue or even increase cognitive abilities. So just how good is this stuff?
Jarrow Formulas is based in LA, California, USA as a supplier of nutritional supplements. Since the company was incorporated in 1988, it has grown very popular in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company’s goal is “promote optimal health with high quality, effective, affordable and “cutting edge” formulations, which are based on sound scientific research data.”
Each pill contains 300mg of Ashwagandha. This ancient Indian herb has been used to treat a variety of health issues ranging from arthritis, trouble sleeping, tuberculosis, chronic liver disease, etc. The compound works by soothe and calm the brain, which reduces blood pressure and inflammation. For this reason, it is believed that Ashwagandha may act as a nootropic. When anxiety levels are reduced, our brains work better and can retain more information. However, there hasn’t been enough evidence from clinical studies to back up any of Ashwagandha’s potential benefits.
“Herbal Supplements have different effects on different individuals. Ashwagandha is considered an Adaptogen. If you need to be calm it acts in that way, need sleep it may cause sleepiness. For me though it acts as a stimulant.
I’ve waited 3 weeks to write this review to see if I develope a tolerance and if it would stop working. The answer is no.
For me Ashwagandha has had an enervating effect. I take it in the morning and find myself much more energetic, my mood is elevated, I’m not tired and my productivity at work has increased. I find that I’m more focused and my thought processes are dead on. I also find it makes me a little more aggressive. Possibly it’s the extra energy.
Consult with your Dr if you suffer from Depression, Bi Polar Depression or Narcolepsy, about adding Ashwaganda to the mix. And it’s your choice to accept or ignore the Dr’s advise. Traditional Doctors don’t understand Botanical Supplements.Web Md has a list of interactions with different medicines. I’d like to add that I have not found Ashwagandha to be sedating at all. In fact the one time that I took it in the evening I didn’t sleep very well that night.
It may upset some individuals stomachs especially if taken on and empty stomach and if this symptom materializes,try taking with food.
I have tried Ginkgo, Rhodiola, Huperzine A. Ginkgo worked for a little while and than I developed a tolerance. I don’t believe I ever had as positive an effect from Ginkgo as from Ashwaganda. Rhodiola did give energy but I found it didn’t help concentration. Huperzine A I had a very bad reaction to and unbalanced my system. Remember that everyone has different metabolism and reactions, so you might try 1 or all of these 3 and your result would differ from mine.”
- Nicholas Winn on Amazon.com
“I am a 43 yr old woman with Epstein-Barr (chronic fatigue), now suffering from perimenopause. I cannot begin to tell you how this has changed my life – has helped with energy, sleep, hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, depression etc. Not for everyone, do some research to see if this herb is right for you but I NEVER, NEVER, NEVER want to be without it; I just take one at night before bed. Once I ran out for 2 weeks and was impossible to be around. My PMS was so bad the doctor prescribed me antidepressants, which did not work. This is my cure – makes me feel happy & contented, no anxiety. I now have enough energy to live a normal life. Even reduces my sugar cravings! I have been taking it for almost a year now and have never had any side effects, either.”
- KFromTX on Amazon.com
“I can’t really tell how effective this is. Sometimes it seems like it does take the edge off but other times it seems like it isn’t doing anything at all. I usually dose 2 capsules at a time, 2-3x a day.. I know it’s a little more than recommended and I will go down to 1 capsule 2x a day from now on. Have taken as high as 4 capsules without any ill effects, but also without any noticeable one. Can’t say that I recommend this product. It may work well for others and it may be a fine product, but I am just not sure how I feel about it. Maybe you aren’t supposed to feel anything from it. I don’t know.. I will be getting actual root and pulverizing into a powder and filling gel caps and taking it that way, perhaps trying a different brand and combining the root powder with extract to get the best of both worlds. Overall, not terribly impressed.”
- Mister K. on Amazon.com
You can buy a bottle of Jarrow Formulas’ Ashwagandha on Amazon.com, iHerb.com or through the official website. A standard bottle contains 120 capsules and comes at a price of approximately $14 depending on which platform you choose to buy the product from. The recommended dose is 1-2 capsules a day, meaning that a single bottle could last up to 2 months. Although this price may seem very cheap, please keep in mind that the product only contains one ingredient, which makes the price just right.
To be frank, we cannot guarantee that a single ingredient could change your life for the better by significantly reducing fatigue and improving overall health. However, we can tell you that the product has worked wonders for some customers by giving them greater starts in the morning and a fresher feeling throughout the day. If you are intrigued by the product and think the price is worth a shot, then feel free to purchase a bottle while taking our advice into account.
Awarded Week of: Wednesday February 15, 2017