Ashwagandha an Herbal Alternative to Melatonin

How I Use Ashwagandha

I found that this Ashwagandha was best as an alternative to Melatonin. I’m a person that has sporadic problems sleeping. For the longest time I’ve used Melatonin but the more I learn about Melatonin the more I find it’s problematic.

  • You become dependent upon it to fall asleep if you use it more than like once or twice a week.
  • And often if you take a little to much of it you’ll kind of wake up with a Melatonin hangover, feeling groggy and tired in the mornings, as opposed to inspired by an awesome night of sleep.


The good thing about Ashwagandha is that it’s an anxiolytic but it’s not much of a downer, at least for me. I would often do some Ashwagandha before going out to socialize and I would just feel more relaxed and sociable but I wouldn’t feel tired.
It’s not going to replace Phenibut as my favorite social lubricant or alternative to alcohol. If I was going to do a 30, 60 or 90 days of No booze, I think I’d still choose Phenibut but you’ll have to experiment for yourself.
It doesn’t have any negative interaction with alcohol. Actually, for me it went good with alcohol because, sometimes you know you’ll go out and have one drink and you’ll start feeling a little more relaxed and sociable BUT you want to be REALLY relaxed and sociable so you have a second or third drink — you over do it! But if I take just a little Ashwagandha, I’m perfectly happy with one drink.


It’s really important to get good sleep after a gym session, so I would typically do the Ashwagandha in the evenings after a workout. Also sometimes I find a workout to be stimulating. I’ll have some trouble getting to sleep. I awoke in the mornings after a workout feeling like a champ!


It seems to have a slight effect on male performance but Horny Goat Weed will remain my go-to herb for sexytime!


  • Dosing a single 800 milligram capsule didn’t have much of a noticeable effect for me.
  • Dosing two capsules (1600 milligrams) would make me just slightly more relaxed and drowsy around bedtime and I’d fall asleep easier!
  • Dosing three capsules (2400 milligrams) had an effect similar to maybe having a drink or two or doing some Phenibut. It made me relaxed and social.

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