lalaland asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

Will ashwagandha make me gain weight/make me fat? ?

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    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Your question is the reason one should thoroughly educate themselves on any supplements they consider taking, which means internet research and reading.

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    Some side effects listed at the source site are:

    Possible lowered blood sugar

    Possible decreased blood pressure

    Stomach ulcers

    Possible increase of symptoms of autoimmune disorders

    May slow the central nervous system

    May increase thyroid levels

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    Do further research to see if you find other sites that agree with the findings I posted. There may be other possible side effects, but weight gain doesn't appear to be a direct side effect.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, but it's not useful against anxiety if that's what you want to use it for. And it has not been tested in serious, high-quality clinical trials.

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  • 1 month ago

    Increased appetite and/or weight gain are not listed as side affects but there are a lot of other warnings that go with it. As with any drug that hasn't been extensively tested, be very careful with it. 

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    • Steve M
      Lv 4
      1 month agoReport

      It contains drugs just like a marijuana plant contains THC and other compounds. An  orange contains Vitamin C. It's just not a drug manufactured artificially in a lab but the drugs and their effects are still there.

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