In this Article
- What other names is Goji known by?
- What is Goji?
- How does Goji work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Goji.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking goji by mouth during pregnancy is LIKELY UNSAFE. It contains a chemical, betaine, which could cause miscarriage. Don't use goji if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Allergy to protein in certain products: Goji might cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to tobacco, peaches, tomatoes, and nuts.
Low blood pressure: Goji might lower blood pressure. If your blood pressure is already low, taking goji might make it drop too much.
High blood pressure: Goji might lower blood pressure. It might cause blood pressure to drop too much if you are taking medications for high blood pressure.
Diabetes: Goji root bark might lower blood sugar. It might cause blood sugar to drop too much if you are taking medications for diabetes. Monitor your blood sugar levels carefully.
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