Good evening fellas, as a continuation of my male enhancement herbs series, tonight I’ll be sharing my experience with ashwagandha root. The main focus of this article is the best form of ashwagandha to take for a libido boost and harder training session.I’ve been using ashwagandha for over three years now, and it’s one of the staples in my stash of herbs.
First, I’ll give a quick background on ashwagandha to get everyone on the same page.
Ashwagandha aka “Indian winter cherry” and “Indian ginseng” is cultivated in India, Nepal, China, and Yemen.
It grows best in a drier climate.
It’s traditionally been used medicinally to treat anxiety, chronic fatigue, boost stamina, and fight stress.
Like most herbs, there is insufficient data to conclude health benefits for humans since the people who fund human studies have no intention to pour money into a substance that grows naturally.
However, that hasn’t stopped men around the world from reaping the benefits.
At the same time, it’s critical to know which are the best ashwagandha brands to avoid the scammers who are out to make a quick buck off buzz herbs.
Herbs remind me of stocks.
“Health” companies shift buzz around herbs the same way the uber-rich shift money around stocks.
I’ve been getting my side hustle on with stocks for a decade now, and in my opinion, the best way to make decent money as a little guy is to follow the trail of the big sharks.
It’s a lot harder than it sounds.
Getting back to the point, let’s see what ashwagandha root powder has to offer.
The Best Form of Ashwagandha to Take for Men
I did a quick search, and all the top results for the big ashwagandha phrases are recommending encapsulated brands, which is an immediate red flag for me.
In my experience, encapsulated herbs are a waste of money, full of fillers, and never get the job done the same as whole herbs do.
The companies who encapsulate the herbs are buying powder from the same source you can buy it, then using copywriting tactics to trick you into buying the same thing for a jacked-up price.
I used to fall for those tricks back when I first started supplementing with herbs.
It’s easy to fall into the traps since the writers cast as wide a net as possible with every herb.
By the time you finish reading the description, you’re of the mindset that the herb will heal every ailment under the sun.
Now that you know that, let’s do some quick math.
The top result in Google for best ashwagandha brands is a massive article written by someone who’s almost undoubtedly never tried the herb in his or her life.
Okay, let’s think of this.
When was the last time you had a problem finding black pepper?
Do you want to pay nearly $20 for 36 grams of ashwagandha extract?
Don’t forget about the 3 grams of organic black pepper or the other ingredient “rice concentrate.”
I have no desire to take rice concentrate, and I can easily pick up some organic black pepper in bulk, thank you.
Why I Avoid Extracts
Whenever I’ve taken the bottled extract version of an herb, it’s given me less of an effect than the whole herb.
In my nearly two decades worth of experience with taking herbs, there’s no advantage to taking an extract or high dose.
When you take a whole herb, you take it the way nature intended it to be taken.
That’s why the people who grow their own herbs are getting the most benefits.
I do advocate tinctures, but that’s an entirely different article.
Getting back to the math, you pay nearly $20 for the brand recommended by the top search results in Google written by someone who’s most likely never taken ashwagandha.
I’ve taken it for years and the best form of ashwagandha to take is the whole organic powder that you encapsulate yourself.
There’s a 4oz bag of organic 100% raw ashwagandha straight from India that costs less than $10.
Instead of paying nearly $20 for 36 grams, you can buy 112 grams for under $10.
What sounds like a better deal to you?
You’d pay over six times the amount to get the same amount of the bottled version as the one bag of powder.
Plus, you’re getting useless rice concentrate in the capsules.
How to Use Ashwagandha Powder
Step 1: Buy the powder
Step 2: Buy a bag of vegetarian “00” capsules
Step 3: Buy a “00” capsule machine
You can make 100 capsules in one swoop with that machine.
Plus, you can use the same machine to encapsulate your other male enhancement herbs.
Ashwagandha Pre or Post Workout?
The best time to take ashwagandha for bodybuilding in my experience is at least one hour before your workout.
This way, you can absorb the herb and begin to feel the effects before you start your workout.
Ashwagandha makes me feel more relaxed in the gym, but it doesn’t take away from my strength, rather it adds to it.
I prefer to be more relaxed when I’m lifting heavier weights to avoid injury.
The Best Dose and Timing of Ashwagandha
If you’re taking ashwagandha to increase your focus or as a libido booster, I try to take it at least two hours before meeting a date.
When I give myself at least two hours, I know that I’m getting the full effect.
Since it eases anxiety and acts as a stress buster, it helps me last longer, yet I’m less aggressive.
Other supplements such as cordyceps help me last longer with the added aggression.
Depending on your goal, you can enhance your experience in the bedroom with either supplement.
I take three 00 capsules of the whole herb on an empty stomach after I’ve eaten at least one meal that day.
Does Ashwagandha Make Anxiety Worse?
In my experience, ashwagandha has never made my anxiety worse, only the opposite.
I do battle anxiety from time to time.
I’ve found that ashwagandha increases my focus through stress reduction, which leads to cleaner mental energy.
Ashwagandha Benefits for Weight Loss?
A lot of people want to know if ashwagandha will help them lose weight.
There is a study showing that ashwagandha improved sperm quality and boosted testosterone levels, which could explain its potential weight loss benefits.
I don’t consider it a magic weight loss pill since those don’t exist, but when combined with a healthy diet and exercise, it’s certainly a supplement that can help keep you trim.
I will say that if I was trying to have a baby, I’d be taking ashwagandha every day since it wouldn’t hurt.
Ashwagandha with Coffee?
Like mostly all the herbs I take, I find that mixing ashwagandha with coffee or green tea amplifies the effects and reduces the time it takes for the herb to kick in.
I can’t speak for coffee, but I regularly take it with green tea and notice the same benefits I get when I take all my libido boosters with green tea.
Personally, I like to test the herb on its own before mixing it with green tea.
I’m sure this won’t be my final article on ashwagandha because I like the herb so much.
You now know the best form of ashwagandha to take and why it’s a better idea to buy it in bulk.
You save a bunch of money and get more benefits from the herb through the 100% raw powder.
Don’t always trust fancy labels with a ton of purported benefits on the label.
There’s only so much scientific data to go off, that’s why it’s essential to test which herbs work best for you.
In my experience, ashwagandha gets the job done and will remain a staple in my herbal aphrodisiac stash.