Peanut Oil

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How does Peanut Oil work?

Peanut oil is high in monounsaturated "good" fat, and low in saturated "bad" fat, which is believed to help prevent heart disease and lower cholesterol. However, in animal studies, peanut oil has been shown to clog arteries which would increase the risk for heart disease.

Are there safety concerns?

Peanut oil is safe for most people. The oil can cause serious allergic reactions in people who are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, and related plants.

Peanut oil is also safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women, in amounts found in foods.

Do not use peanut oil if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding, in amounts larger than those found in foods.
  • You are allergic to peanuts, soybeans, or related plants.

Dosing considerations for Peanut Oil.

The appropriate dose of peanut oil 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 peanut oil. 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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