lalaland asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 month ago

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

3 Answers

  • .
    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.


    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


    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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