Taking Arjuna with Ashwagandha: Is it SAFE or Not?

Short Answer: It is generally safe to take arjuna and ashwagandha together or one after another.

Arjuna and ashwagandha are both healthy supplements.

Arjuna contains various phytochemicals, such as tannins, flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenoids, that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.

Ashwagandha has a group of substances called withanolides, which are associated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as well.

According to Ayurveda, arjuna and ashwagandha can be taken together to support cardiovascular health, as they both have cardioprotective properties.

Ashwagandha is also considered an adaptogen that helps the body cope with stress and anxiety, which can affect heart function.

Arjuna and ashwagandha are often used in combination with other herbs, such as amla and shatavari, to enhance their benefits.

According to science, there is not enough evidence to support or refute the benefits of taking arjuna and ashwagandha together.

There are no studies that have specifically investigated the combination of these two supplements in humans.

The available research on each supplement separately is also limited and inconsistent.

Therefore, more studies are needed to determine the optimal dosage, safety, and efficacy of arjuna and ashwagandha as a combination therapy.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first.

If after taking arjuna and ashwagandha together you experience any side effects, such as drowsiness, stomach upset, diarrhea, vomiting, or liver injury, then stop combining them. And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of arjuna and ashwagandha you consume.

Because they may interact with some medications, such as those for diabetes, high blood pressure, immunosuppression, sedation, anticonvulsion, and thyroid hormone.

They may also affect hormone levels, especially testosterone, which may be a concern for people with hormone-sensitive conditions.

Whether you take them together or not, you should always choose high-quality arjuna and ashwagandha supplements that are certified organic, sustainably sourced, and free of contaminants.

Because some products may contain low amounts of active ingredients or adulterants that can compromise their efficacy and, safety.

You can store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and moisture. Do not store them in the refrigerator or freezer, as this may affect their potency.

Also, do not store them near strong-smelling substances, such as spices or perfumes, as this may alter their aroma and taste.

Finally, remember that arjuna and ashwagandha are not substitutes for a healthy diet and lifestyle. They are meant to complement your overall wellness plan.

You should also consult your doctor before taking them if you have any medical conditions or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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