How does Beet work?
There is some evidence that a chemical found in beets can help fight fat deposits in the liver.
Are there safety concerns?
Beet is safe for most people when taken in the amounts typically found in foods. There isn't enough information to know if beet is safe when used as a medicine. Beets can cause low calcium levels and kidney damage.
Do not use beet as a medicine if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have kidney disease.
Dosing considerations for Beet.
The appropriate dose of beet 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 beet. 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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