Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, has been used as an Ayurvedic remedy for years and is a unique and very beneficial herb native to India. Ashwagandha is known to be an adaptogen i.e. it helps in better eliminating stress from the body. It is also known to improve sexual performance, fertility and libido. We often hear that Ashwagandha is being used to increase testosterone levels, it is beneficial for increasing sex drive, keeping muscles healthy and improving fertility. Although testosterone is considered a male hormone, not everyOne needs testosterone for certain bodily functions.

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  1. does Ashwagandha increase testosterone?
  2. How does Ashwagandha increase testosterone?
  3. Can one take too much ashwagandha?

Further study is needed on the relationship between ashwagandha and testosterone, but some studies have shown that ashwagandha increases testosterone. In most studies, men were given about 300 mg to 5 grams of ashwagandha per day. After some time of consumption, these men experienced improvement in testosterone levels. Their luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and prolactin levels also increased, as well as sperm count and sperm motility. Men who received ashwagandha showed increased testosterone levels. Specifically, men who were under more stress saw improvements in their testosterone levels and sperm count.

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More study is still needed on whether Ashwagandha increases testosterone, but Ashwagandha may work in some ways to increase testosterone levels.

Ashwagandha has antioxidant properties which are helpful in protecting the testicle cells from oxidative damage because testosterone is produced in the testicles itself, hence if there is less damage to the testicles then the testosterone levels will definitely increase.

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Ashwagandha is also known to increase the production of luteinizing hormone. Luteinizing hormone is made in the pituitary gland, and it is helpful in improving the reproductive system. In men, luteinizing hormone triggers the production of testosterone. If its level is high then the level of testosterone will also be high. Most importantly, the anti-stress properties of Ashwagandha can be a key factor in increasing testosterone levels as prolonged stress and the constant production of cortisol can have a variety of negative physical effects. Too much stress can affect libido and sperm quality, and cortisol can interfere with testosterone levels and function. As a natural testosterone booster, Ashwagandha may help reduce oxidative stress in the body as well as alleviate some of the symptoms of low testosterone.

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Ashwagandha has a special place in Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed that it is helpful in rejuvenating the body, increasing energy, increasing stamina and giving long life.

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There is no limit on how much Ashwagandha can be consumed in a day, but it is beneficial to consume it as per the recipe and quantity written on the product.

It is best to consult a doctor before using any health product, including Ashwagandha.

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