May 2, 2016

Amaranth

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How does Amaranth work?

Amaranth might work for some conditions by reducing swelling (astringent).

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.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if amaranth is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

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.

Dosing considerations for Amaranth.

The appropriate dose of amaranth 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 amaranth. 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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