You may have heard about the adaptogen power of using CBD and ashwagandha together. These two powerful herbs and supplements can potentially be a natural and healthy way to reduce excess stress and anxiety.
In this article, we’ll compare the potential benefits and effects of CBD vs Ashwagandha and outline how to properly dose these two adaptogens together if you’re just starting out.
Comparing CBD vs Ashwagandha
|CBD Benefits||Ashwagandha Benefits|
|Discovered in 1940 by scientist Robert S. Cahn||Ancient medicinal herb used for centuries|
|May reduce blood pressure levels and hypertension||Can reduce blood sugar levels|
|Can help you feel relaxed and sleepy||May improve energy levels|
|Often used as a treatment for nerve pain, especially in cancer patients||Potential anti-cancer properties|
|Can be used as a treatment for seizures||Reduce cortisol levels|
|Can be used for anxiety disorders||Reduce stress and anxiety|
|May help reduce depression symptoms||May reduce depression symptoms|
|May help to treat acne||Boost testosterone and fertility in men|
|May help to treat anorexia||May help improve muscle mass & strength|
|Can be used for chronic pain and inflammation||May reduce inflammation|
|Used as a treatment for drug withdrawls||May lower cholesterol and triglycerides|
|Can help reduce muscle spasms and for Parkinson’s disease||May improve brain function, including memory|
|Safe for most people and widely available||Safe for most people and widely available|
Read more on CBD benefits or the ashwagandha benefits listed above.
Can you use CBD and ashwagandha together?
Yes, you can. In fact, many sources list CBD and Aswagandha as a powerful coupling for the potential treatment of stress and anxiety. Both ashwagandha and CBD are considered safe for most people. And because of their wide availability, many manufacturers are combining these two supplements together into a single gummy for everyday use.
Learn more about using CBD and ashwagandha together in this article.
How should I dose CBD and Ashwagandha?
Your doctor can help you determine the proper dosage of supplements for your specific body. Dosing CBD depends on several factors including body weight, what you’re looking to treat, your individual body chemistry, and, most importantly, the dosage of CBD in your tincture, capsule, or gummy.
Remember, not all CBD products have the same dosage of CBD.
First, here’s how to dose CBD
The first step is to consider whether your CBD is broad spectrum, full spectrum, or an isolate. Here’s a quick chart so you can compare the differences:
|Full Spectrum||Broad Spectrum||Isolate|
|Major and minor cannabinoids together with some THC (less than .3 %)||Major and minor cannabinoids together with no THC||An isolated segment of a specific cannabinoid|
|CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC & THC||CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC||CBD only, for example|
The effects you feel from taking CBD and ashwagandha together will depend on how much CBD you take, and also the type of CBD.
As you can see from the chart, some CBD products also include CBN, CBG, or even THC (less than .3%) in some cases.
Always speak with your doctor. But we recommend starting small. Choose a trusted brand and provider of CBD, and then follow the directions on dosing carefully. If you’re nervous about how CBD will affect you, cut the dosage in half. Keep track of your dosage over time, and evaluate how your body reacts to small increases in dosage.
How much CBD is too much?
CBD is generally considered very safe to use, even in large doses.
- A 2011 study showed that a 1,500 mg continuous use of CBD on humans was tolerated well.
- A 2017 review of that study confirmed the finding.
- However, a 2019 study on mice did raise some concerns about CBD’s impact on liver health and the possible interference with other drugs. So always involve your doctor in adding CBD to your regimen.
How to dose ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb that’s been used for centuries for stress relief and to help reduce anxiety.
Studies and results have shown that taking 125 mg to 5 g of ashwagandha daily can lower cortisol levels by 11 – 32%. These studies show results after 1 – 3 months.
Again, always talk to your doctor before adding supplements to your routine.
Did you know? Our gummies are dosed perfectly for those looking to try using CBD and ashwagandha together with 25mg of full spectrum CBD and 150mg of ashwagandha. Take 1 – 2 gummies daily and evaluate your individual effects over time.