February 12, 2016


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How does Chia work?

Chia seeds contain a large amount of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. The components are thought to help reduce risk factors for heart disease such as blood pressure, blood sugar, and markers of inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

Chia seems to be safe when consumed for a short amount of time. There is not much information about the safety of chia when used as a medicine.

Do not use chia if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have prostate cancer.

Dosing considerations for Chia.

The appropriate dose of chia 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 chia. 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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