Guggul

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How does Guggul work?

Guggul contains substances that lower cholesterol and triglycerides. One of these substances also decreases the redness and swelling that occurs in some types of acne.

Are there safety concerns?

Guggul seems to be safe for most people.

It can cause side effects such as stomach upset, headaches, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, diarrhea, belching, and hiccups. Guggul can also cause allergic reactions such as rash and itching. Guggul can also cause skin rash and itching that is not related to allergy. These adverse reactions are more common with higher doses, such as 6000 mg per day.

Do not use guggul if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have a thyroid disorder (hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism).
  • You have breast cancer.
  • You have uterine cancer.
  • You have ovarian cancer.
  • You have endometriosis.
  • You have uterine fibroids.
  • You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks. Guggul might increase the risk of bleeding.

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