The Unique Benefits of ASHWAGANDHA (How and When to Take it) – Dr. Berg Explains

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0:00 Introduction: Ashwagandha explained
0:30 Ashwagandha dosage
1:08 Ashwagandha benefits
4:45 Who should avoid ashwagandha?
5:38 Ashwagandha and pregnancy
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Today, I want to cover the amazing herb ashwagandha.

Top potential benefits of ashwagandha:
1. Lowers stress and anxiety
2. Supports weight loss
3. Reduces insulin resistance
4. Promotes quality sleep
5. Enhances cognitive function
6. Improves stamina and strength while exercising
7. Reduces inflammation
8. Stimulates the thyroid
9. Enhances the immune system
10. Supports healthy testosterone levels
11. Decreases pain
12. Improves muscle spasms
13. Reduces fluid retention
14. Increases heat shock proteins

When to avoid ashwagandha:
• If you have a sensitivity to nightshades
• If you have excess iron or a genetic tendency to accumulate iron
• If you have hyperthyroidism
• If you take barbiturates or thyroid hormones

Consider consuming 250 milligrams to 500 milligrams of ashwagandha twice per day.

If using a tincture at a one-to-five ratio, it’s recommended that you take between two and four milliliters three times a day.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of the benefits of ashwagandha. I’ll see you in the next video.

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64 Comments

  1. @helderlouro on December 2, 2023 at 11:13 am

    This was the only herb that worked for me. It solved all my anxiety and sleep problems. Lowered my blood pressure, increased my testosterone and helped increase my exercise stamina.
    Powerful stuff. I recommend it 100%!

    EDIT: Make sure you take the KSM-66 extract for maximum benefit.

    • @naughtyrocks2425 on December 2, 2023 at 11:17 am

      what brand you buy?

    • @helderlouro on December 2, 2023 at 11:19 am

      @@naughtyrocks2425 any brand as long as it is a KSM-66 Ashwagandha extract.

    • @coolkk2 on December 2, 2023 at 11:21 am

      Lots of trees in Indian homes in Fiji, will definitely take it since I have Health issues you have mentioned here.thanks

    • @naughtyrocks2425 on December 2, 2023 at 11:26 am

      How many MG you take a day?

    • @naughtyrocks2425 on December 2, 2023 at 11:31 am

      What brand you buy.theres a lot of brand with ksm 66

  2. @shea6144 on December 2, 2023 at 11:33 am

    This herb also helped me with my extremeeeeee menstrual pains ( fainting, vomiting diarrhea, bloating.. you name it). I believe it helped to balance my hormones and now my menstrual pains are wayyy more manageable. So happy I found ashwagandha.

    • @cleocatra9324 on December 2, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      I take spearmint and turmeric for period too

    • @MaraJSkywalker on December 3, 2023 at 12:07 am

      That is very helpful info. I recently got off birth control pills after a decade of using them to control the imbalance. I use a combination of cohosh, shepherd’s purse, black haw and yarrow tinctures to control it now. I will add ashwaganda and see how it works.

    • @l-bird on December 3, 2023 at 1:39 am

      I had all those debilitating symptoms. I wish I had heard of Ashwagandha in those years.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:24 pm

      Ok! Dr Berg’s videos /articles on menstruations may be of interest.

  3. @krishnakumariyellampalli2696 on December 2, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    Dr Berg! I am your admirer and follower from India.
    Yes! Certain brands of Ashwagandha gives hyper energy, and we must be able to handle that energy by spending it.
    Please make a video on ‘Brahmi’ herb which has equal and even more good qualities than ashwagandha.
    Brahmi relieves stress, very much effective for Alzheimer’s, brain fog, ADHD, removes toxins from brain , cures insomnia, improves cognitive skills, memory, Speech, relieves stress and anxiety, so on and so forth.
    The word Brahmi denotes Goddess of Wisdom-Brahmi.
    All the best Dr Berg.

    • @lisaross3894 on December 2, 2023 at 3:02 pm

      @krishnakumariyellampalli. Hello. I’ve been adding ashwagandha and brahmi together in my (large) morning mushroom coffee. I love it!! Thanks for the info. Brahmi is an excellent herb and I also use it with henna in my hair. Many blessings.

    • @d.aardent9382 on December 2, 2023 at 4:27 pm

      Thank you for the other herb recommendation. I have not tried that one. I heard of it awhile back but forgot about it and didn’t look it up for suppliers availability.

    • @CalvinCooke18 on December 2, 2023 at 5:29 pm

      Ksm 66 form

    • @krishnakumariyellampalli2696 on December 2, 2023 at 7:47 pm

      Good idea mixing with henna. It relieves eye pressure also. It’s botanical name is Bacopa Monnieri.

    • @krishnakumariyellampalli2696 on December 2, 2023 at 7:59 pm

      Lisaross! Ashwagandha and Brahmi is very good combination. Indian Ayurvedic Doctors usually prescribe them in combination.
      Ashwagandha improves stamina and immunity power to fight with cancer of any type.

  4. @GG-cp1tw on December 2, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you Dr. Berg you are one of the best. Keeping us well informed and healthy

  5. @gormanick on December 2, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks Doc! Been taking Ashwaganda with 5htp, magnesium glycinate, vitamin D – never felt better!

  6. @Ghost-mu6vh on December 2, 2023 at 2:07 pm

    Hey Dr berg, your work over the years is phenomenal. Wondering if you could tap into the FULL amino acid profile and protein complex. All 9, dosages, benefits, how the synthesis works during sleep and consumption, what is the body doing and how often should it all be bio-available/times should be taken when and why in your OWN words. Would be cool thanks.

    • @Drberg on December 2, 2023 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks for the video suggestion!

    • @TriviaIllusion on December 2, 2023 at 10:01 pm

      ​@DrEricBergDC hey, just wanted to say I started watching your videos in 2020 and have lost about 50 lbs. I’ve been making titktoks along the way to track my success. I wanted to let you know THANK YOU!

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:25 pm

      @@TriviaIllusionawesome to read!

  7. @BainsPummy on December 2, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    I was under lot of stress after I lost my wife suddenly and I turned to alcohol, Then I discovered you I started taking your brand Ashwagandha and B1 my stress, nervousness anxiety and occasional tremors in my hands just gone disappeared all together. Thank you Dr Berg. God Bless You and your family, You are doing God’s work.

    • @oshunbleu6511 on December 2, 2023 at 4:06 pm

      I suffer great and severe anxiety. I have found that Kava Kava tea helps me a LOT!
      It works fairly quickly and is pleasant to drink.
      You can get the root itself and it is a little mouth numbing.
      One caution is overuse of this root can be hard on the liver.
      This is where our lesson of moderation and temperance come in 😉
      I hope your Heart and Mind find Peace 🙏
      p.s.
      I use YOGI brand Stress Relief Tea
      It seems to be the correct dosage for a slight calmness, and each bag has a little tag on it with and inspirational quote.. 😊

    • @saltandpepper6265 on December 2, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      I’m so sorry for the loss of your wife. That must have been and still is very hard.

    • @agnostikshaco7006 on December 2, 2023 at 4:59 pm

      Even thousands of km away, from middle east, my heart has just burnt. I don’t know why but I think I felt your pain. God bless her, it is hard.

    • @cristir1027 on December 2, 2023 at 5:35 pm

      how long did it take to see success and how much b1?

    • @BroSweets730 on December 2, 2023 at 6:01 pm

      Good bless you

  8. @fidelcatsro6948 on December 2, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Sharing Dr Berg notes:

    Top potential benefits of ashwagandha:
    1. Lowers stress and anxiety
    2. Supports weight loss
    3. Reduces insulin resistance
    4. Promotes quality sleep
    5. Enhances cognitive function
    6. Improves stamina and strength while exercising
    7. Reduces inflammation
    8. Stimulates the thyroid
    9. Enhances the immune system
    10. Supports healthy testosterone levels
    11. Decreases pain
    12. Improves muscle spasms
    13. Reduces fluid retention
    14. Increases heat shock proteins

    When to avoid ashwagandha:
    • If you have a sensitivity to nightshades
    • If you have excess iron or a genetic tendency to accumulate iron
    • If you have hyperthyroidism
    • If you take barbiturates or thyroid hormones

    Consider consuming 250 milligrams to 500 milligrams of ashwagandha twice per day.

    If using a tincture at a one-to-five ratio, it’s recommended that you take between two and four milliliters three times a day.

    Thank you Dr Berg! 🐱👍🏿

    • @emergentform1188 on December 2, 2023 at 9:37 pm

      I’ve looked into the iron content and it’s not much, just 3.3 mg of iron per 100g of herb, but since we only take about 3g of ashwagandha per day that’s only like 0.1mg of iron, whereas we need 8 – 18mg of iron per day (depending on age/gender). Someone please correct me if I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure that’s accurate.

    • @JJ-jl1ge on December 2, 2023 at 10:25 pm

      What is good for stress relief if you do have hyperthyroidism? Thanks

    • @fidelcatsro6948 on December 2, 2023 at 11:08 pm

      @@JJ-jl1ge B1 is good

    • @emergentform1188 on December 3, 2023 at 12:15 am

      @@JJ-jl1ge Curing the hyperthyroidism, rather than trying to suppress the symptoms, would be the best first course of action. Have you researched and tried that?

    • @LG-universe on December 3, 2023 at 12:29 am

      Thank you fidel!

  9. @user-yq9lt8jn6r on December 2, 2023 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg for all these useful informations. Please continue to educate us more about minerals and vitamins. I took Dr Berg’s 10 to 12 capsules of vitamins every day divided morning and evening. Am I taking too much vitamins? I hope there will be a video about this in the future. Thanks again Dr Berg. Some of the vitamins I took is for my after surgery recovery.

    • @Drberg on December 2, 2023 at 5:20 pm

      For more information about the use of Dr. Berg’s products, please feel free to get in touch with one of our Product Advisors at +1-540-299-1551 or message them on the web store: https://shop.drberg.com/. They will be able to assist you.
      -Dr. Berg’s Support Team.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:23 pm

      He sometimes says, first use the basic protocols, healthy keto and intermittent fasting. Then add specific supplements to help with remaining situations.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on December 3, 2023 at 9:23 pm

      Also, his videos on post surgeries may help further.

  10. @RobCLynch on December 2, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    Ive also heard that Ashwaghanda is a good natural glutamine inhibitor…meaning that if anybody is using prolonged fasting to starve cancer, Ashwaghanda can be used to stop glutamine dependant tumours from receiving their fuel.

    • @donnagarner6007 on December 4, 2023 at 7:32 pm

      And if you’re TAKING glutamine for your gut health? Would that be a waste?

    • @RobCLynch on December 4, 2023 at 7:41 pm

      @@donnagarner6007 Hi, I don’t know much about glutamine and what it does, but I’ve learned from Dr Berg and Dr Thomas Seyfried that EVERY cancerous tumour exists on either glucose or glutamine…and potentially both…so the reason I brought it up is that there has been a lot of success from cancer sufferers who use prolonged and intermittent fasting to inhibit glucose, whilst taking a glutamine inhibitor…such as green tea and ashwaghanda, thus covering ALL bases and starving their cancer.

  11. @moonisvlogs1984 on December 2, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    I started taking ashwagandha supplements about one year ago, and I’ve noticed some extremely positive changes in how I handle stress and anxiety. Before incorporating ashwagandha into my routine, daily life-related stress used to keep me up at night, and I often found myself feeling overwhelmed during the morning. Even a short trip to the market or office used to make me anxious. After a few weeks of taking ashwagandha consistently, I began to feel more grounded and less reactive to stressful situations. I noticed a subtle but definite improvement in my overall mood. The constant background anxiety seemed to have almost disappeared, and I found it easier to focus on tasks without feeling jittery or overwhelmed. Apart from that, my sleep quality has greatly improved. I usually wake up in the morning feeling fresh and hopeful. Moreover, I have become physically active and usually go for 1-hour morning walk, avoid junk food, and spend more time with family and friends.

    • @sherrihinton2885 on December 2, 2023 at 4:21 pm

      Your testimony or comment has really motivated me. Bless you and thank you. have a terrific weekend

    • @ginosaraceno8413 on December 2, 2023 at 5:03 pm

      When do you take it?

    • @vanitagomes3794 on December 2, 2023 at 7:23 pm

      Which brand of ashwagandha did you take

    • @lambylambcurly on December 2, 2023 at 8:20 pm

      @@vanitagomes3794 there is an indian brand patanjali that is said to be really good.

    • @michelehyde3991 on December 3, 2023 at 10:13 am

      What an awesome testimony.
      Thank you for sharing 🙏

  12. @KtCleansAlot on December 2, 2023 at 8:24 pm

    I started taking a supplement with an ashwagandha blend about 2 months ago, just because it sounded good. But within the first week I started feeling hormonally-off balance, and then got some weird cystic-acne that appeared overnight. I immediately stopped taking the supplement and within a week or so started noticing significant hair loss. This all just happened like 2 months ago, and I’m currently still struggling with the hair loss and thinning.

    I’m so effing sad about this. I wish I had known ashwagandha could effect hormones, I would have NEVER taken it and then I wouldnt be in this position. Be careful with this one, I’m not a fan of this supplement. 😭

    • @passionatesingle on December 3, 2023 at 12:06 am

      Never touch it if you have thyroid issues.

    • @KtCleansAlot on December 3, 2023 at 12:14 am

      @@passionatesingle I was aware of the thyroid warning, But I’m almost 40 years old and have gone my whole life without any thyroid issues or cause for concern. So I was really surprised (and horrified) that I had such a reaction to the supplement I was taking. I mean… i assume if I had a thyroid issue I’m sure I’d know about it, right? I hope?

      Uh oh, should I be worried? 😬

    • @ottallman on December 3, 2023 at 2:36 am

      I didn’t know I had a slight thyroid issue and was still taking ash. Had no problems and worked great. Mine wasn’t a blend tho. I’m around the same age

    • @bmniac on December 3, 2023 at 4:12 am

      You used a blend.
      Were the other constituents with no side effects?

    • @KtCleansAlot on December 3, 2023 at 4:29 am

      @@bmniac it was blended with turmeric, which I already take on a daily basis (for the past 8 years or so). So it wasnt the turmeric causing me any problems

  13. @griselleisara3799 on December 3, 2023 at 2:27 am

    I’ve been taking it for about a year. It has helped with my anxiety and menopause. I am a changed woman because of this herb. I highly recommend ❤

  14. @loriematthews6418 on December 3, 2023 at 3:23 am

    Well, since I have hereditary hemochromatosis… I’d better leave this one alone! Thank you Dr Berg, always great information! 🙋💕

  15. @ZillaDaKilla195-AA on December 4, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Watching your channel has helped my health so much. Had a health scare last year (blood pressure and liver) and started watching your channel. I’ve lost about 35 pounds only changing my diet and watching what I eat (although I’m still not perfect)
    Now I need to start exercising consistently to take full advantage of what I’ve leaned from you.

  16. @leticiablumfelder1916 on December 5, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Thank you Dr Berg you are so wonderful and have been my lifesaver for a long time now. I am still very young and lost my husband last Christmas, then I lost my mom on Mother’s Day this year. Ashwaganda is helping me! I was able to avoid meds for my severe anxiety and depression I was having! Horrible panic attacks. Ashwaganda saved my life! I will never stop taking it. I thank God for you and for everything He ☝🏼provided for us in nature! We so love you Dr Berg ❤🖐🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼☝🏼

    • @lifeislife7199 on December 6, 2023 at 5:35 pm

      ❤😊

    • @leoman3971 on December 13, 2023 at 1:55 pm

      which brand is really effective and high Quality…?

  17. @schoolofgrowthhacking on December 6, 2023 at 3:17 pm

    I’m glad you made this video. I saw Ashawaganda at a supplement store in Nepal this past summer, but I was wary after doing a Google search about it and seeing all the side effects. So I’m glad that someone covered this in detail.

  18. @micalebeau on December 6, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Ashwagandha is also taken by new moms during postpartum to recover from childbirth in ayurveda. It’s great for reducing excess ‘vata’ from the system, which is extremely high after delivering a baby.

  19. @rexchaplin-jw7kj on December 9, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you Dr Berg, I was thinking about taking this herb for stress and insomnia but am worried about my iron levels being to high. Is there an easy way to check our iron levels before I start supplementing with this herb?

  20. @wioletajusz8456 on December 14, 2023 at 7:16 am

    Thank you Dr. Berg. You are a hero, doing wonderful job in this wicked times. God bless you and your family as well as all good people.❤

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