February 10, 2016

Ignatius Bean

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How does Ignatius Bean work?

Ignatius bean contains the poisons strychnine and brucine which affect the transmission of nerve impulses to muscle.

Are there safety concerns?

Ignatius bean is UNSAFE. It is poisonous. Side effects and toxicities include restlessness, feelings of anxiety, heightened sense perception, enhanced reflexes, dizziness, painful neck and back stiffness, twitching, jaw and neck spasms, painful convulsions of the entire body, increased muscle tension, difficulty in breathing, seizures, renal failure, and death.

Long-term use of Ignatius bean can cause liver damage and be fatal. If you already have liver damage, you are especially at risk for toxicity.

Since Ignatius bean is poisonous, be especially careful not to take it if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding. It can harm you and the baby.

Dosing considerations for Ignatius Bean.

The appropriate dose of Ignatius bean 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 Ignatius bean. 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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