July 30, 2016

Algin

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How does Algin work?

Algin forms a gel that may lower cholesterol levels by reducing the amount of cholesterol entering the body.

Are there safety concerns?

Algin seems to be LIKELY SAFE when used in food amounts. However, the safety of larger medicinal amounts is not known.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Dried algin is LIKELY UNSAFE when inserted into the cervix to induce labor, as it has been linked with serious adverse effects. Not enough is known about the use of algin during pregnancy when taken by mouth or when used in any form during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


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