Tomato

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How does Tomato work?

Tomatoes are a major dietary source of certain nutrients that can help protect against some cancers. Tomato might also help stimulate the immune system.

Are there safety concerns?

Tomatoes are safe when used as a food. A specific tomato extract (Lyc-O-Mato) might also be safe when used for up to eight weeks.

The tomato leaf is UNSAFE. In large amounts, tomato leaves can cause poisoning. Symptoms of poisoning may include severe mouth and throat irritation, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, mild spasms, and death in severe cases.

Do not use tomato in amounts greater than typically found in foods if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Tomato.

The appropriate dose of tomato for use as treatment 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 tomato. 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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