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Asiaticoside

  • How To Take Gotu Kola – Top 4 Questions Answered

    Asiaticoside is a triterpenoid compound derived from the Centella asiatica plant (Gotu Kola).[1] The plant Centella asiatica has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda for its potent health effects. Today the triterpenoid glycosides present in the plant are highly studied and well regarded for their potent medicinal properties.

    Some of the key Gotu Kola benefits include speeding up wound healing, inhibiting scar tissue formation, increasing blood flow, enhancing cognition, and modulating inflammation.[2] Asiaticoside is believed to possess powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects which have been shown to strengthen epidermal barrier function. [3][4]

    This article explores the general guidelines on how to take Gotu Kola. For more information about the effects and benefits of Gotu Kola, check out some of the highly-rated, peer-reviewed articles referenced here. In this article, we explore the recommended dosages, the interactions with other herbs and important safety aspects of Gotu Kola.

    how to take gotu kolaHow to Take Gotu Kola: Recommended Dosage

     The dosage of Gotu Kola that you should take depends on the purpose and desired effects as well as the form. Asiaticoside is sold as a capsule, powder, or in liquid form (aqueous and alcoholic extracts). While recommended dosage between brands varies based on asiaticoside concentration, most supplements contain 40% asiaticoside.[5]

    In general, studies use between 500 mg to 1000 mg per day. Some prefer capsules over powders as it is quick and easy.

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