The dosage of Ashwagandha and the way people use it depends on the condition they are hoping to treat. There is no standard dosage based on modern clinical trials. Other studies have used much higher dosages.
In some cases, taking High doses can cause unpleasant side effects. It is best to speak with a healthcare professional about Safety and dosage before taking any new Herbal supplements, including Ashwagandha.
People can usually tolerate Ashwagandha in small-to-medium doses. However, there have not been enough long-term studies to fully examine the possible side effects as of now. However, consuming large amounts of Ashwagandha can lead to Digestive Upset, Diarrhea, Nausea, and Vomiting. This may be due to Irritation of the Intestinal Mucosa.
ABOUT SAFETY MEASURES
Pregnant women should avoid using Ashwagandha because it may cause distress and contractions for the Fetus and Premature labor pain.
Another potential concern for Ayurvedic herbs is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate the manufacturers. This means that they are not held to the same standards as Pharmaceutical companies and Food producers which may turn out to be the prime concern.
It is possible for Herbs to contain contaminants such as Heavy metals, or they may not contain the actual herb at all. People should be sure to do some research on the manufacturer before purchasing any product and must have certain know-how about the product. Moreover, Ayurvedic products may contain poisonous Chemicals like Lead, Mercury, and Arsenic in levels above what experts consider to be acceptable for human daily intake.