May 25, 2016

Alpine Cranberry

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How does Lingonberry work?

Lingonberry has chemicals that might help kill bacteria in the urine.

Are there safety concerns?

Lingonberry concentrate is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth appropriately. A drink containing cranberry and lingonberry concentrate has been used safely for up to 6 months.

It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use lingonberry leaves long-term. The leaves contain chemical. There isn't enough information to know if lingonberry leaves are safe for short-term use. It can cause some side effects including nausea and vomiting.

There is a concern that the chemicals in lingonberry that can kill bacteria in the urine can also cause liver damage and cancer.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Children: Lingonberry concentrate is POSSIBLY SAFE for children when taken by mouth appropriately. A drink containing cranberry and lingonberry concentrate has been used safely for up to 6 months. Lingonberry is LIKELY UNSAFE for children when used long-term. Lingonberry might damage the liver.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to use lingonberry if you are contains chemicals that might cause genetic changes and harm to the fetus.

Liver disease: There are chemicals in lingonberry that might make liver disease worse.

Dosing considerations for Lingonberry.

The appropriate dose of lingonberry depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for alpine cranberry. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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