February 10, 2016

American Pawpaw

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How does American Pawpaw work?

American pawpaw has chemicals that might have activity against certain lung and breast cancers.

Are there safety concerns?

It is not known if American pawpaw is safe. It can cause some side effects such as nausea, rash, and itching.

Do not use American pawpaw if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for American Pawpaw.

The appropriate dose of American pawpaw 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 American pawpaw. 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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