July 29, 2015


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How does Buckwheat work?

Buckwheat might help people with diabetes by improving how well the body deals with blood sugar.

Are there safety concerns?

Buckwheat seems to be safe for adults. Some side effects are known to occur such as increased sensitivity to the sun.

Do not take buckwheat if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to buckwheat.

Dosing considerations for Buckwheat.

The appropriate dose of buckwheat for use as treatment 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 buckwheat. 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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