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Swanson Ashwagandha - does it work? Reviews + composition analysis

A popular dietary supplement with ashwagandha from a US manufacturer under the magnifying glass of an MSc pharmacy.

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Swanson's Ashwagandha is one of the first products that jumps out at you in search results when you want to buy ashwa. It's cheap, effective, popular and has lots of positive reviews. It's tempting to click, buy and wait for the surge of ajurvedic power.

But hold on a moment. It's time to separate the wheat from the chaff (or rather the extract from the hay). Together with Ilona Krzak, M.Sc. in pharmacy, we checked the composition of the product.

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From this article you will learn:

  • Whether Swanson ashwagandha is a good buy.
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  • What the benefits of ashwagandha are.
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  • What is the dosage, contraindications and side effects.
  • What is the effect of ashwagandha?
  • What experts and users think about the effects of ashwagandha.
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Swanson Ashwagandha Extract - composition analysis

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Note

Swanson Ashwagandha 450 mg and Swanson Ultimate Ashwagandha are also available on the market. In the former, the standardisation and source of the active substance are not stated. The latter has a lower daily serving (250 mg). Pay attention to the name when purchasing.

Inexpensive and efficient

Swanson Ashwagandha Extract

Swanson Ashwagandha Extract
4.8
  • Active ingredient: ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera)
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  • Quantity of active substance: 450 mg
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  • Standardization: to min. 2.5% vitanolidós (11.25 mg)
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  • Daily serving: 1 capsule daily
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  • Packaging: 60 capsules
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  • Sufficient for: 2 months
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See price
in the Empik shop
Product description

A dietary supplement with ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), a plant known from Ayurveda to exhibit a range of health and well-being benefits. Regular consumption can positively reduce stress and tension, boost energy, improve sleep and recovery.

Pros and cons

A dietary supplement with ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), a plant known from Ayurveda to exhibit a range of health and well-being benefits. Regular consumption can positively reduce stress and tension, boost energy, improve sleep and recovery.

Additional information

A dietary supplement with ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), a plant known from Ayurveda to exhibit a range of health and well-being benefits. Regular consumption can positively reduce stress and tension, boost energy, improve sleep and recovery.

Product description

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A dietary supplement with ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), a plant known from Ayurveda to exhibit a range of health and well-being benefits. Regular consumption can positively reduce stress and tension, boost energy, improve sleep and recovery.

Pluses and minuses

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Pluses

  • Low price and performance.
  • Low price and performance.
  • Standardisation - you know what you're ingesting and in what quantity.
  • Customisation of the product.
  • Extract from the root is a good form (better than, for example, powdered root).
  • No unnecessary flavours or colours.
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Minusals

  • There are products available on the market with better standardization parameters (more vitanolides) and daily portion.

Additional information

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Not suitable for vegans (contains gelatine).

The secret of ashwagandha? Vitanolides!

Vitanolides are compounds found in plants that exhibit biological activity. They may have cytostatic (anticancer), antimicrobial, antiseptic (antiseptic)and.

Dosage

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The manufacturer recommends taking 1 capsule per day. The time of day does not matter because ashwagandha does not have an ad hoc effect. So, for example, consuming it in the evening does not cause drowsiness.

You can increase the absorption of ashwagandha. Useful tip:

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Fat increases the absorption of vitanolides, so they are absorbed faster and better in the body. Consume ashwagandha with a meal containing healthy fats, e.g. oily fish, nuts, avocados, seeds.
Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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Some scientific studies suggest that consuming ashwagandha in the morning may be beneficial for reducing stress, tension and anxietyand.

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When will I feel the effects of the product?

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Ashwagandha does not have an immediate effect. You will only benefit from its health-promoting properties with regular use. Take ashwagandha daily for 4-12 weeks and. Then take a break for a minimum of 4 weeksand.

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You may be interested in: Ashwagandha - dosage

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Side effects

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Ashwagandha is a very well researched plant and considered safe for supplementation for most peopleand. However, like any preparation, it can cause side effects in some people.

The most commonly reported side effects are:

  • stomach pain,
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  • nausea,
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  • vomiting,
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  • headache,
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  • insomnia,
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How to avoid side effects? Witold Tomaszewski, M.D. advises:

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It is the quality of supplementation that counts, not the quantity. Do not exceed the recommended daily portions and read the contraindications to use.
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Dr Witold Tomaszewski.

Witold Tomaszewskidoctor of medical sciences

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Standardised extracts

YANGO, Berberine Premium™

YANGO, Berberine Premium™
4.7
  • Active ingredients: berine 588 mg
  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose:  3 capsules daily
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

A dietary supplement with berberine, whichóra has a positive effect on sugar-insulin balance and reduces the risk of heart disease. It can support the weight loss process.

Pros and cons

A dietary supplement with berberine, whichóra has a positive effect on sugar-insulin balance and reduces the risk of heart disease. It can support the weight loss process.

Additional information

A dietary supplement with berberine, whichóra has a positive effect on sugar-insulin balance and reduces the risk of heart disease. It can support the weight loss process.

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97% HCl

Pharmovit Berberine HCl

Pharmovit Berberine HCl
4.7
  • Active ingredients: berine
  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Pros and cons

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Additional information

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

User review

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Detoxification

OstroVit Berberine HCl 97% VEGE

OstroVit Berberine HCl 97% VEGE
5.0
  • Active ingredients: berine
  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 90 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It may support weight loss, protect the liver and have a positive effect on the gut microbiome.

Pros and cons

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It may support weight loss, protect the liver and have a positive effect on the gut microbiome.

Additional information

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It may support weight loss, protect the liver and have a positive effect on the gut microbiome.

97% HCl

Pharmovit Berberine HCl

Pharmovit Berberine HCl
4.7
  • Active ingredients: berine
  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Pros and cons

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Additional information

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

User review

Berberine supports sugar and insulin metabolism, the cardiovascular system and liver function. It can promote weight loss, protect the liver and positively influence the gut microbiome.

Contraindications

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Ashwagandha must not be used:

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  • pregnant and breastfeeding women,
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  • persons with diseases thyroid disease, bleeding disorders, ulcers, lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and cancer,
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  • users of blood sugar-lowering, blood pressure-lowering, immunosuppressant, sleep medicationsedative medication and benzodiazepines.

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With fibre

Pharmovit Ashwagandha bio

Pharmovit Ashwagandha bio
4.5
  • Content of ashwagandha: 200 mg root extract ashwagandha, including 10 mg vitanolidów
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  • Additional active ingredients: bio acacia fibre Inavea™
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  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Ashwagandha capsules for improving mood and counteracting the negative effects of stress. Get energised for your favourite activities and don't let everyday difficulties get to you with a plant known from Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world.

Re-establish balance and tranquillity and, thanks to the addition of bio-fibre, improve the functioning of the entire body. 

Pros and cons

Ashwagandha capsules for improving mood and counteracting the negative effects of stress. Get energised for your favourite activities and don't let everyday difficulties get to you with a plant known from Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world.

Re-establish balance and tranquillity and, thanks to the addition of bio-fibre, improve the functioning of the entire body. 

Additional information

Ashwagandha capsules for improving mood and counteracting the negative effects of stress. Get energised for your favourite activities and don't let everyday difficulties get to you with a plant known from Ayurveda, the oldest healing system in the world.

Re-establish balance and tranquillity and, thanks to the addition of bio-fibre, improve the functioning of the entire body. 

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The power of adaptogens

Purella Superfoods Ashwagandha

Purella Superfoods Ashwagandha
5.0
  • Main ingredients: standardized root extract Indian ginseng, standardized black pepper extract (piperine)
  • Form: capsules
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  • Packaging: 60 capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

A dietary supplement containing a standardised extract of the root of ashwagandha, which exhibits adaptogenic effects. It helps reduce stress, as well as take care of physical and mental róbalance.

Pros and cons

A dietary supplement containing a standardised extract of the root of ashwagandha, which exhibits adaptogenic effects. It helps reduce stress, as well as take care of physical and mental róbalance.

Additional information

A dietary supplement containing a standardised extract of the root of ashwagandha, which exhibits adaptogenic effects. It helps reduce stress, as well as take care of physical and mental róbalance.

Pure ashwagandha

YANGO Ginseng Forte™ capsules

YANGO Ginseng Forte™ capsules
4.7
  • Active ingredients: ginseng (Panax ginseng), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera)
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  • Additional active ingredients: none
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  • Form:capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 90 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Ginseng Forte&trade dietary supplement; combines three species of ginseng: ginseng (Panax ginseng), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera).

Pros and cons

Ginseng Forte&trade dietary supplement; combines three species of ginseng: ginseng (Panax ginseng), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera).

Additional information

Ginseng Forte&trade dietary supplement; combines three species of ginseng: ginseng (Panax ginseng), Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Indian ginseng (Withania somnifera).

Cheap

Intenson Bio Ashwagandha tablets

Intenson Bio Ashwagandha tablets
3.6
  • Active ingredients: ashwagandha
  • Form: tablets
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  • Dose: 1–2 tablets 2 times daily
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  • Sufficient for: 100 or 50 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Ashwagandha BIO tablets are a certified dietary supplement and a form of one of the most recognisable plants in the adaptogenów group. Ashwagandha in BIO form is a helper for your health and well-being.

Pros and cons

Ashwagandha BIO tablets are a certified dietary supplement and a form of one of the most recognisable plants in the adaptogenów group. Ashwagandha in BIO form is a helper for your health and well-being.

Additional information

Ashwagandha BIO tablets are a certified dietary supplement and a form of one of the most recognisable plants in the adaptogenów group. Ashwagandha in BIO form is a helper for your health and well-being.

A simple but effective composition

Ashwagandha CLASSIC 400 mg + BioPerine®

Ashwagandha CLASSIC 400 mg + BioPerine®
4.8
  • Active ingredients: ashwagandha (Indian ginseng), piperine
  • Standardisation: ashwagandha 7% vitanolidesós, 1% alkaloidsós, 0.25% vitapherin; black pepper fruit extract standardised to 95% piperine
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  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule daily
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  • Sufficient for: 4 months
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen thatós designed to increase the body's resistance to stress, support sleep quality, regeneration and improve mood. Piperine, present in the formulation, supports digestion and absorption of nutrientsós and increases the effectiveness of the herbal ingredients.

Product recommended for people whoóre overtired and need to relax, calm down and improve the quality of their sleep. 

It is also an ideal preparation for all  physically active people who want to regenerate and improve their sports performance. 

Pros and cons

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen thatós designed to increase the body's resistance to stress, support sleep quality, regeneration and improve mood. Piperine, present in the formulation, supports digestion and absorption of nutrientsós and increases the effectiveness of the herbal ingredients.

Product recommended for people whoóre overtired and need to relax, calm down and improve the quality of their sleep. 

It is also an ideal preparation for all  physically active people who want to regenerate and improve their sports performance. 

Additional information

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen thatós designed to increase the body's resistance to stress, support sleep quality, regeneration and improve mood. Piperine, present in the formulation, supports digestion and absorption of nutrientsós and increases the effectiveness of the herbal ingredients.

Product recommended for people whoóre overtired and need to relax, calm down and improve the quality of their sleep. 

It is also an ideal preparation for all  physically active people who want to regenerate and improve their sports performance. 

User review

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen thatós designed to increase the body's resistance to stress, support sleep quality, regeneration and improve mood. Piperine, present in the formulation, supports digestion and absorption of nutrientsós and increases the effectiveness of the herbal ingredients.

Product recommended for people whoóre overtired and need to relax, calm down and improve the quality of their sleep. 

It is also an ideal preparation for all  physically active people who want to regenerate and improve their sports performance. 

Pure composition

SOLGAR, ashwagandha root extract

SOLGAR, ashwagandha root extract
4.8
  • Active ingredients: ashwagandha
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  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 1 capsule per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Ashwagandha has adaptogenic properties, i.e. it increases the body's resistance to stress, supports mental function and emotional stability. The supplement is recommended for people who live busy everyday lives, have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen for people who have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

Pros and cons

Ashwagandha has adaptogenic properties, i.e. it increases the body's resistance to stress, supports mental function and emotional stability. The supplement is recommended for people who live busy everyday lives, have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen for people who have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

Additional information

Ashwagandha has adaptogenic properties, i.e. it increases the body's resistance to stress, supports mental function and emotional stability. The supplement is recommended for people who live busy everyday lives, have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen for people who have to deal with stressful situations, often find it difficult to control strong emotions, are looking for calming and tranquillity, want to enjoy a good mood every day, have problems sleeping and sleeping.

As many as 5 adaptogens

YANGO, Harmony, adaptogens, capsules

YANGO, Harmony, adaptogens, capsules
4.8
  • Active ingredients: Indian ginseng (ashwagandha), Siberian ginseng, Chinese citronella, maca, Baikal thyroid 
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  • Additional active ingredients: Oxy Protect™
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  • Form: capsules
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  • Dose: 2 capsules daily
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

This dietary supplement contains a synergistic combination of 5 plant extracts that positively influence the body's homeostasis and well-being. The product is recommended for people living under stress, tension and those who are physically active.

Pros and cons

This dietary supplement contains a synergistic combination of 5 plant extracts that positively influence the body's homeostasis and well-being. The product is recommended for people living under stress, tension and those who are physically active.

Additional information

This dietary supplement contains a synergistic combination of 5 plant extracts that positively influence the body's homeostasis and well-being. The product is recommended for people living under stress, tension and those who are physically active.

Coffee 2.0

Mushroom Coffee, Chaga + Ashwagandha, coffee with adaptogens

Mushroom Coffee, Chaga + Ashwagandha, coffee with adaptogens
4.8
  • Composition: chaga, ashwagandha, arabica coffee
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  • Form: powder
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  • Packaging: 330 g
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  • Dose: 11 g per day
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  • Sufficient for: 30 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Coffee with adaptogens allows you to function better under the weight of stress. It is perfect for moments of mental strain, but also for quiet days dedicated to relaxation or enjoyable activities. „Take your time slowly” – this slogan perfectly fits the profile of this mushroom coffee variant.

The idea of mushroomós addition to coffee is still baffling to many peopleób, but those who tryób stay with it for longer. Mushroomóve extracts do not have a mushroomy aroma, instead they have a very mild and neutral flavour, forming a great duo with the natural aroma of the coffee.

Pros and cons

Coffee with adaptogens allows you to function better under the weight of stress. It is perfect for moments of mental strain, but also for quiet days dedicated to relaxation or enjoyable activities. „Take your time slowly” – this slogan perfectly fits the profile of this mushroom coffee variant.

The idea of mushroomós addition to coffee is still baffling to many peopleób, but those who tryób stay with it for longer. Mushroomóve extracts do not have a mushroomy aroma, instead they have a very mild and neutral flavour, forming a great duo with the natural aroma of the coffee.

Additional information

Coffee with adaptogens allows you to function better under the weight of stress. It is perfect for moments of mental strain, but also for quiet days dedicated to relaxation or enjoyable activities. „Take your time slowly” – this slogan perfectly fits the profile of this mushroom coffee variant.

The idea of mushroomós addition to coffee is still baffling to many peopleób, but those who tryób stay with it for longer. Mushroomóve extracts do not have a mushroomy aroma, instead they have a very mild and neutral flavour, forming a great duo with the natural aroma of the coffee.

3 adaptogens

Pharmovit, Extracts in drops Adaptogens

Pharmovit, Extracts in drops Adaptogens
4.2
  • Main ingredients: Membranous astragalus extract, Siberian ginseng extract, góginseng extract
  • Form: drops
  • Packaging: 30 ml/60 daily servings
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  • Dose: 9 drops per day
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  • Sufficient for: 60 days
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See price
in the Natu.Care shop
Product description

Supplement from Pharmovit is a composition of three plant extractsóin glycerine-water drops. Benefit from the combined properties of Siberian ginseng, membranous astragalus and góginseng.

Pros and cons

Supplement from Pharmovit is a composition of three plant extractsóin glycerine-water drops. Benefit from the combined properties of Siberian ginseng, membranous astragalus and góginseng.

Additional information

Supplement from Pharmovit is a composition of three plant extractsóin glycerine-water drops. Benefit from the combined properties of Siberian ginseng, membranous astragalus and góginseng.

Convenient form

Aura Herbals Adaptogens liquid

Aura Herbals Adaptogens liquid
4.8
  • Active ingredients: ashwagandha, small-leafed bacopa, gotu kola, boswellia serrata
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  • Form: drops
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  • Dose: 1.25 ml
  • Sufficient for: 40 days
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See price
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Product description

An adaptogenócomplex to support the body's resistance to stress, support concentration and memory processes, influence physical and mental performance and help maintain emotional stability. Convenient form of administration – ideal if you do not like swallowing tablets. The product is recommended for people who are very active, overtired and live under stress.

Pros and cons

An adaptogenócomplex to support the body's resistance to stress, support concentration and memory processes, influence physical and mental performance and help maintain emotional stability. Convenient form of administration – ideal if you do not like swallowing tablets. The product is recommended for people who are very active, overtired and live under stress.

Additional information

An adaptogenócomplex to support the body's resistance to stress, support concentration and memory processes, influence physical and mental performance and help maintain emotional stability. Convenient form of administration – ideal if you do not like swallowing tablets. The product is recommended for people who are very active, overtired and live under stress.

Ashwagandha - is it worth it? Expert opinions

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Ashwagandha is generally well tolerated and safe. Physically active people will be pleased with its properties. It improves performance in endurance sports and, in strength-trained individuals, can increase muscle strength. However, high-quality preparations should be purchased to feel the effects of this plant.
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Ilona Krzak.

Ilona Krzak Master of Pharmacy

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Ashwagandha is recommended for physically active people because of its improved performance and reduction of cortisol (stress hormone), which increases during exercise. And after training, it will help with recovery and sleep.
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Luke Borula.

Lukasz Borulamagister of pharmacy

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Ashwagandha helps reduce stress and anxiety levels in some adult illnesses. It will provide support during periods of increased mental stress. This adaptogen supports the quality and length of sleep and is cool calming.
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Julia Skrajda.

Julia SkrajdaDietitian

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Swanson ashwagandha - user reviews

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User rating on Ceneo: 4.8/5 (1300+ reviews), Allegro: 4.91/5 (22,000+ reviews)

The most frequently cited product benefits are:

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  • good price,
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  • performance,
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  • easy-to-swallow capsules,
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  • effect noticeable after a few weeks - positive effects on reducing tension and stress and improving the quality of sleep are most commonly cited.
  • Effect of the capsules.
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    I didn't quite believe it, and yet. It definitely relieves tension in me, relaxes me and I feel less tense. Super price for this amount of capsules. Handy packaging, you can take with you anywhere.
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    Dominika Ceneo user

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    It doesn't reduce stress completely, because it's not possible, but the person is actually some how more 'liveable'. I started taking it in the evening after training, it actually helps with sleep and recovery. Maybe I don't get up full of energy, as the previous day I had a workout until 22:00, but at least I don't get up as "broken" as I did before taking this specific :-)
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    Paweł user of Allegro

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    The wife is calmer after this and doesn't get as upset. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she doesn't become immune to the effect of this remedy!
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    Kamil Allegro user

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    The most frequently mentioned advantages of the product relate to the aforementioned differences in product descriptions. Doubts arise in reviews and forums.

    "It doesn't work, but not surprising since I now see that there is no standardisation".

    "I bought the same thing from another shop and the dosage recommendations are different on the website, how to live?"

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    On the official website of the manufacturer, the product description is poor and on other retailers it is rich, who to trust?"

    Let's settle this once and for all. I have written directly to the manufacturer about this and will update the information when I get it.

    What properties does ashwagandha have?

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    Ashwagandha (also known by the names Indian ginseng, sluggard or comfrey) is a adaptogen with many beneficial health and mental health properties.

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    • Reduces tension and stress. Exhibits stress-relieving, anti-anxiety effects and lowers cortisol (the so-called stress hormone)and.
    • Improves mood. Ashwagandha may improve mood and motivation .
    • Reduces fatigue. Regular use of Indian ginseng reduces feelings of fatigueand.
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    • Promotes healthy sleep. Extends sleep and improves sleep qualityand.
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    • Improves libido. Supports the treatment of sexual dysfunction in women  and improves men's sexual health .
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    • Improves fertility. Increases sperm motility and improves sperm quality .
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    • Influences hormones. May raise testosterone levels in infertile men. Increases thyroid hormones T3 and T4 and may support treatment of hypothyroidism thyroidism.
    • Reduces cholesterol, Ashwagandha lowers so-called bad LDL cholesteroland.
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    • Reduces pain. Reduces pain sensation during chemotherapy and in osteoarthritis .
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    • Improves immunity. Stimulates immune system functionand.
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    • Promotes athlete fitness. Increases performance, especially in endurance athletes and promotes recovery .
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    Is Swanson ashwagandha for me?

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    Try ashwagandha if:

    • you live with mental tension and stress a lot,
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    • you feel chronic fatigue,
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    • you have problems with sleep and quality of sleep,
    • you have problems with sleep and quality of sleep.
    • you want to improve your sports performance and shorten your recovery time after exercise,
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    • you want to strengthen your immunity,
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    • you want to improve fertility and libido,
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    Summary

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    • Swanson's ashwagandha is a standardised formulation of ashwagandha, which may support health and well-being.
    • It is recommended to take the formula daily for a minimum of 8 weeks to feel the positive effects.
    • Swanson's standardised ashwagandha formula can support health and wellbeing.
    • Before taking, read the contraindications and do not exceed the daily dose.
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    FAQ

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    . Is Swanson a good company?.

    The American manufacturer has many positive reviews among users. The company operates under the principle of GMP ( good manufacturing practice). This ensures the high quality and purity of the materials used in the production of a product and full control over the origin, quality of the raw materials and the production process.

    . Which ashwagandha is the best?.

    The best ashwagandha should have a standardised, DER (DER) Drug Extract Ratio) and a high-quality source of the active ingredient (preferably an extract). Recommended dietary supplements with ashwagandha include, for example,  Ashwagandha SolgarSundose° For Stress Relief° and Aura Herbals with adaptogens.

    . After what time does ashwagandha start to work?.

    According to scientific studies ashwagandha begins to take effect after about 8 weeks of regular intake. Ashwagandha does not have an ad-hoc effect, so it is crucial to consume it daily.

    . Is ashwagandha a psychotropic?.

    Ashwagandha is not a psychotropic. Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng) is an over-the-counter plant product. It does not have the same effect on the nervous system as psychotropic drugs. Research suggests that ashwagandha can reduce anxiety, relieve stress and lower cortisol (stress hormone).

    . What not to combine ashwagandha with .

    Ashwagandha should not be combined with blood sugar-lowering drugs, blood pressure-lowering drugs, immunosuppressants and drugs used to treat psychiatric problems from the sleep and sedative groups.

    . Is ashwagandha an antidepressant?.

    No, ashwagandha is not an antidepressant and has no antidepressant effect. Antidepressants are prescription-only drugs, prescribed by a doctor based on the patient's diagnosis. Ashwagandha cannot be used as a treatment for depression or other mental health problems.

    . Does ashwagandha harm the liver?.

    Ashwagandha does not harm the liver; on the contrary, it has a hepatoprotective effect, that is, it protects the cells of the liver from the effects of harmful and toxic substances. However, excessive use of ashwagandha and concomitant consumption of alcohol can harm the liver.

    . Is it okay to drink alcohol while taking ashwagandha?.

    It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking ashwagandha. Alcohol interferes with the absorption of ashwagandha and other nutrients. In addition, high doses of ashwagandha combined with alcohol may adversely affect the health liver.

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