July 26, 2016

Tonka Bean

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How does Tonka Bean work?

Tonka bean contains ingredients that help improve swelling (inflammation) and water retention.

Are there safety concerns?

Tonka bean is UNSAFE. It can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, sleeplessness, and liver problems.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers any food containing tonka bean or tonka bean extract to be impure.

There isn't enough information to know whether it is safe to apply tonka bean directly to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Tonka bean is UNSAFE. Don't use it if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Liver disease: Coumarin, a chemical in tonka bean, can cause liver damage. This could make existing liver disease worse.

Dosing considerations for Tonka Bean.

The appropriate dose of tonka 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 tonka 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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