Body Weight Management In Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Notes for this study:
||F. Placebo: −0.04 (0.10). Ashwagandha: −0.04 (0.11)
|Number of Subjects
||18-29, 30-44, 45-64
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 52 stressed, overweight/obese participants were assigned to take placebo or 600 mg of an ashwagandha extract containing 5% withanolides for 8 weeks.
The primary outcomes were ratings on the Perceived Stress Scale and the Food Cravings Questionnaire-Trait. Compared with the placebo group, the ashwagandha group saw a statistically significant reduction in stress and some but not most components of the food cravings questionnaire, though all components saw a reduction. The Oxford Happiness Questionnaire score revealed a small, statistically significant improvement compared with placebo.
Cortisol was statistically significantly reduced in the ashwagandha group and so was body weight and BMI.