Studies related to Muscle Damage and Ashwagandha

Examining The Effect Of Withania Somnifera Supplementation On Muscle Strength And Recovery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect Decrease
Values Plasma CK 24-48 hours after workout: -1462.68 vs. -1307.48 U/L ashwagandha vs. placebo after 8 weeks.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 57
Gender Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44, 45-64
Body Types Untrained
Notes for this study:
Untrained men were put on a periodized strength training program and given either placebo or 300 mg of ashwagandha root extract twice daily for 8 weeks. The ashwagandha group improved their 1RM of bench press by almost 20 kg over placebo and leg extension by almost 5 kg. Muscle size, serum testosterone, and muscle recovery as measured by plasma creatine kinase was also improved versus placebo.