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How much ashwagandha per day for testosterone?

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Sarah Achleithner
Studies suggest that you should take 250–600 mg of ashwagandha per day for testosterone, stress management, improved sleep quality, and lowered cholesterol levels [1]. However, one study found dosages ranging from 750 to 1,250 mg/day for 30 days to be well-tolerated and safe, and while more research is needed, ashwagandha appears safe to take up to 1,000 mg/day for up to 12 weeks [3,4]. 
Ashwagandha has been found to positively impact male fertility, which is backed by a randomized trial featuring patients with low sperm count. Those that took ashwagandha supplements (675 mg/day for 30 days) improved their sperm count by 167%, semen volume by 53%, and sperm motility by 57% from baseline, whereas those in the placebo group experienced only minimal improvements [2].   
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  2. Ambiye, V. R., Langade, D., Dongre, S., Aptikar, P., Kulkarni, M., & Dongre, A. (2013). Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study. Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM, 2013, 571420. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/571420
  3. Raut, A. A., Rege, N. N., Tadvi, F. M., Solanki, P. V., Kene, K. R., Shirolkar, S. G., Pandey, S. N., Vaidya, R. A., & Vaidya, A. B. (2012). Exploratory study to evaluate tolerability, safety, and activity of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in healthy volunteers. Journal of Ayurveda and integrative medicine, 3(3), 111–114. https://doi.org/10.4103/0975-9476.100168
  4. ASHWAGANDHA: Overview, Uses, Side Effects, Precautions, Interactions, Dosing and Reviews. (n.d.). WebMD. Retrieved March 29, 2022, from https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-953/ashwagandha