In this Article
- What other names is Carrageenan known by?
- What is Carrageenan?
- How does Carrageenan work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Carrageenan.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Carrageenan is LIKELY SAFE in amounts found in food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. It's best to stay on the safe side and avoid use in medicinal amounts.
Bleeding disorders: Carrageenan might slow blood clotting and increase bleeding. In theory, carrageenan might make bleeding disorders worse.
Low blood pressure: Carrageenan might lower blood pressure. In theory, taking carrageenan might make blood pressure become too low in people with low blood pressure.
Surgery: Carrageenan might slow blood clotting and lower blood pressure in some people. In theory, carrageenan might increase the risk for bleeding and interfere with blood pressure control during surgical procedures. Stop using carrageenan at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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