In this Article
- What other names is Bean Pod known by?
- What is Bean Pod?
- How does Bean Pod work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Bean Pod.
Products containing bean pod extracts often claim to be "starch blockers." Promoters offer this as a rationale for using their products for weight loss. But research shows that these products do not seem to decrease the absorption of starch.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking bean pod if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Diabetes: Bean pod may lower blood sugar. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar closely. The dose of your diabetes medications may need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.
Surgery: Bean pod might affect blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop taking bean pod at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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