Sunflower Oil

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How does Sunflower Oil work?

Sunflower oil is used as a source of unsaturated fat in the diet to replace saturated fats.

Are there safety concerns?

Sunflower oil is safe when used in appropriate amounts. A diet high in sunflower oil seems to raise blood sugar after meals in people with type 2 diabetes and might contribute to hardening of the arteries.

Do not take sunflower oil if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and related herbs.
  • You have diabetes.

Dosing considerations for Sunflower Oil.

The appropriate dose of sunflower 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 sunflower 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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