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I Get Anxiety Just Trying to Spell “Ashwagandha”
I’m always looking for something to help reduce my anxiety because it’s a big trigger for my hair pulling urges.
I came across Ashwagandha in a conversation with a friend.
She had tried and really had good experiences with it and thought maybe it would be good for me too (she does know about my hair pulling).
She’s also the one who told me I should try apple cider vinegar too.
I looked it up on Amazon and checked out the reviews and I was astonished at how many people had a postive experience with this reducing their anxiety.
I mean almost every brand of Ashwagandha had 4 to 5 star reviews and hundreds upon hundreds of people saying it helped them.
It’s crazy to me that these supplements exist and yet I never hear about them… instead I hear about pharmaceuticals with crazy side effects.
Anyway, this Ashwagandha seriously helps people according to the reviews, so I decided I was going to give it a try myself.
I love being a human test subject!
Does Ashwagandha Help Reduce Anxiety??
I’m sure it does some for some people.
You can’t deny that, the reviews are insane for this supplement.
How Much Ashwagandha Did I take?
I took what the dosage on the bottle said to take.
800 mg per day.
How Long Before Ashwagandha Works for Anxiety?
I took it for 3 weeks and didn’t feel anything at all ever. 🤔
From what I read, Ashwagandha takes about 2 weeks to work, so I should have felt something.
My diet has been really good as far as minimizing carbs, sugar and crap like that so I was expecting to have some good results but I just didn’t.
In that same conversation though, my friend told me about something else that helped her a lot and it was Apple Cider Vinegar!
Now THAT STUFF, that was like a shot to the heart of anxiety relief almost immediately.
I’m not going to lie, it was not pleasant (and still isn’t pleasant) to taste.
Related: Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Pulling Anxiety
But as for the Ashwagandha, it didn’t do anything to me at all.
I didn’t feel the slightest improvement in my anxiety or stress level.
That doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else though, the reviews were OFF THE CHARTS for this stuff, seriously.
You can’t deny that it’s helped so many people with reducing their anxiety – it just didn’t work for me.
The human body is so complex, not everything works for everyone.
Which brings me to my next test, N.A.C. – another supplement I can’t spell! N – ACETYL CYSTEINE
I got some, I’m going to be trying it out, I’ve heard so many good things about – so stay tuned and I’ll let you know what I think of that!