Tips for Ashwagandha and common things to avoid

On this page we answer the most common questions about Ashwagandha and share our top tips for taking it, PLUS the common things to avoid and mistakes that we see people make.



Your most common questions about Ashwagandha answered  


How to take Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha packAshwagandha is a herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It is also known as Withania somnifera and Indian ginseng. 



How to take Ashwagandha supplements

Taking Ashwagandha daily with a meal is recommended because it allows for better absorption of its active ingredients and helps ensure a steady and consistent rate of absorption, rather than a sudden surge.


How much Ashwagandha to take daily

The recommended daily dose is 1000mg (2 capsules). Some people prefer to cycle their use of supplements, for example, taking a supplement for a week and then not taking it for a week.

When to take Ashwagandha?

There are no studies on when best to take Ashwagandha and so most people take it at the same time as any other supplements in their regime, which is most often in the morning. 

How long does Ashwagandha take to work?

The time it takes for Ashwagandha to work may vary depending on the individual and the specific health condition being targeted. Some people may experience benefits within a few days or weeks of taking Ashwagandha, while others may take longer. In general, it is recommended to take Ashwagandha regularly for at least several weeks to see its full effects. However, it is important to note that Ashwagandha is not a quick-fix solution and its benefits may be more noticeable over time with consistent use.



 Our Top Tips for taking Ashwagandha  

Habit of taking NMN

Tip 1:

 It seems too simple... but don't forget to take your Ashwagandha! The best way to ensure you remember to take your Ashwagandha is to add it to a routine/ritual that you already do. For example, if you have a cup of coffee as soon as you get up in the morning, then put your Ashwagandha on top of your coffee so you can’t miss it.... if you DO miss a day don't think your hard work is all undone. If it's just a day or two you can catch up by increasing your dosage slightly the following few days. Although, clearly don't miss a week and then take 8 days of doses in one day! Many of our customers take 2 or 3 grams per day so you’re not going to over do it by having a gram and a half for 3 days.

Tip 2: At Longevity Box, we subscribe to the principle of taking Ashwagandha with a meal that has fat content. There have not yet been scientific studies on whether any fat source is better than others, but by ensuring your meal has a reasonable amount of healthy fats in it, you will .

Tip 3: We get asked "how to store Ashwagandha" all the time and can confirm that, if you have purchased one month's supply, then storing it in a cool and dark place is fine. If you have purchased more we recommend you store it in the fridge. Like most supplements and foods, Ashwagandha is sensitive to light and heat but will degrade weeks and months, not hours and days. So it’ll be fine if you pack it in your suitcase to go on holiday or leave it out in the kitchen for a day or so.




Top things to avoid when taking Ashwagandha


No fillers in NMN

Things to avoid 1: Many supplement brands add unnecessary fillers, binders, preservatives and additives to their supplements. They are added to bulk up products that are in most cases not needed and add no value to your health. If you are following the above tip about storage then they are not required in longevity supplements and therefore should be avoided.

Amazon counterfeit fake

Things to avoid 2: Quality and purity is everything. Unfortunately not all companies agree with us. Whilst Amazon is the world's marketplace and you can find every supplement under the sun on it (including ours), don't take it as given that every supplement on Amazon is pure and tested for quality. Sadly, you will find the cheapest, best selling supplements on Amazon are very often unscrupulous Chinese sellers with very questionable quality. Put simply, they are the best sellers because they are the cheapest. To build (unfounded) credibility they pay 3rd parties for dozens of fake reviews, which gives audiences the perception that hundreds of other consumers are enjoying and benefiting from their product. Sure, there will be authentic reviews also, but for the low/no quality brands that we are talking about here, these are due to the placebo effect. 

Of course, this is not always the case and many mainstream vitamins and supplements are purchased on Amazon hundreds of thousands of times a month and therefore some of the best sellers have the economies of scale to be able to offer great value and great quality. But it’s safe to say that for the less well known categories, like longevity supplements, and when you see sellers with low quality images and limited information, this is not the case and therefore the cheapest products are not what they say.

At Longevity Box, every product we develop is more than 99% pure (as pure as it gets) and we test every batch. You can find our latest certificate for each product on Amazon and our website.

Follow these tips and avoid these things to ensure you are getting the most from your investment in your long term health. If you have any questions, please check out the product pages on our website for more FAQ’s on Ashwagandha or drop us a line at