26. Apr


Podcast with Kurtis Frank

Kurtis Frank is the Director of Research and Development for Legion Athletics who focuses on research behind herbal and traditional medicines but from a western perspective as well as nootropic and performance enhancing compounds.

In this podcast, Kurtis and I discuss Adaptogens focusing mainly on Ashwangha. 

Some of the things we discuss are:

Question 1 (06:08): What are adaptogens?

Question 2 (10:35): One adaptogen that seem to be gaining popularity in recent time is Ashwagandgha. What is Ashwagandha?

Question 3 (11:20): How was Aswagandha discovered and what is it traditionally used for?

Question 4 (12:30): Is there a difference between ingesting Ashwandha in powder form compared to capsules?

Question 5 (15:45): What are the claimed benefits of using Ashwagandha?

Question 6 (21:40): What dosage seems to be effective and are there any potential side effects?

Question 7 (28:45): How long does it take to start noticing an effect?

Question 8 (29:45): What is the take home message?




About the author:

Juma Iraki

Juma Iraki is a certified Personal Trainer and holds a Bachelor degree in Nutrition Sciences. He has also completed the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition through the International Olympic Committee and is currently doing his Masters degree in Sports Nutrition at The University of Stirling.

He is the CEO of Iraki Nutrition AS and Head of Nutrition at AFPT where he lectures in Sports Nutrition. He also works as a business consultant for Proteinfabrikken in Norway and as a sports nutritionist for the National Judo Federation in Norway.