Studies related to Fat Mass and Ashwagandha

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

Effect Decrease
Values -3.47% vs. -1.52% ashwagandha vs. placebo, respectively, while undergoing strength training
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.

Exploratory Study To Evaluate Tolerability, Safety, And Activity Of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) In Healthy Volunteers

Effect None
Trial Design Cohort
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 17
Gender Both Genders
Age Range 18-29
Body Types Average
Notes for this study:
In an exploratory toxicological study in otherwise healthy persons, supplementation of a water extract at 750 mg for 10 days followed by 1,000 mg and 1,250 mg for 10 days each (equivalent to 6 g, 8g , and 10 g of the dry root) noted a 9.3% reduction in total cholesterol which was thought to be due to LDL cholesterol (trending to decrease) and a significant increase in strength in the quadricep and back extensor muscles (but not grip) was noted after 30 days despite no exercise.