Studies related to Follicle-Stimulating Hormone and Ashwagandha

Withania Somnifera Improves Semen Quality By Regulating Reproductive Hormone Levels And Oxidative Stress In Seminal Plasma Of Infertile Males

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 75
Gender Male
Notes for this study:
After 5 g of withania somnifera root powder daily, sperm quality increased in all three tested groups (three types of male infertility, fertile men were not tested); sperm concentration, overall volume, motility, and count all increased. All tested groups experienced an increase in anti-oxidant enzymes in the semen and a decrease in oxidative products, with the Normozoospermic group having greater levels of catalase than control.

Testosterone and Luteinizing hormone were increased (trend to normalization to control group) and follicle stimulating hormone decreased (trend to normalization with control) in tested groups; fertile men were not tested.

Withania Somnifera Improves Semen Quality In Stress-Related Male Fertility

Effect Decrease
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 60
Gender Male
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
Supplementation of 5 g of the root powder daily with skin milk for 3 months in infertile men with otherwise normal sperm morphology was able to increase sperm concentration and motility with more efficacy in men who were highly stressed (rather than heavy smokers or those who were neither) and was able to increase testosterone (10–22%) and reduce cortisol (11–32% AUC; 36-48% when measured at 4 p.m.) with similar favoring of stressed men.