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- What other names is Amaranth known by?
- What is Amaranth?
- How does Amaranth work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Amaranth.
There is interest in using amaranth for high cholesterol because some research in animals suggests that it might be able to lower total cholesterol and "bad" LDL cholesterol, while raising "good" HDL cholesterol. But amaranth doesn't seem to have these benefits in people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking amaranth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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