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Post  Weser on Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:27 am

There is a consensus within the fitness industry that ashwagandha is great for stress and lowering cortisol. Anyone have evidence of this translating to hair regrowth?

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:32 pm

Weser wrote:There is a consensus within the fitness industry that ashwagandha is great for stress and lowering cortisol. Anyone have evidence of this translating to hair regrowth?

There is some direct and mostly indirect evidence:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5496100/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4543599/


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Post  1alexie on Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:47 pm

For healthy, lustrous hair, add ashwagandha to your shampoo. It is believed to improve scalp circulation, strengthen the hair, and get rid of dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema on the scalp. It stimulates melanin—the pigment responsible for the color of your hair—so it may reverse greying.

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Post  Weser on Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:38 am

The second study says that ashwagandha increases cortisol... Isn't that a bad thing?

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Post  CausticSymmetry on Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:59 pm

Weser wrote:The second study says that ashwagandha increases cortisol... Isn't that a bad thing?

Ashwagandha is a modulator.

So in the context of non-classical adrenal hyperplasia, increasing cortisol is a good thing.

In normal people, it will decrease it.

In non-classical adrenal hyperplasia, there is a deficiency of cortisol causing androgen excess. In normal people it can be the inverse of this.


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