- What other names is Macadamia Nut known by?
- What is Macadamia Nut?
- How does Macadamia Nut work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Macadamia Nut.
Roasted macadamia nuts are a popular snack. But some people also use macadamia nuts as medicine to lower high cholesterol.
Possibly Effective for...
- Lowering cholesterol. Eating macadamia nuts as part of a healthy diet seems to lower total and "bad" low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. But the changes aren't huge. Men with high cholesterol who eat 17-37 nuts per day for four weeks can see their total cholesterol drop by about 3%, their LDL cholesterol drop by about 5%, and their HDL rise by about 8%.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Macadamia nuts are safe when eaten as food. But it's not known whether it's safe to take them in larger medicinal amounts during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Play it safe and stick to food amounts.
- For lowering cholesterol: 40 to 90 grams (about 17 to 37 macadamia nuts) per day.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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