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Health Considerations

Moringa

There have been very few side effects reported but moringa seeds may possess qualities which make it unsuitable for the following people:

  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have diabetes
  • Have a liver condition
  • Are taking blood pressure medication
  • Are taking thyroid medication

Taking drugs that are substrates of the cytochrome P450 family of enzymes.

Eating too many moringa seeds may cause some digestive issues, and eating far too many of them at a time might lead to abdominal pain and dehydration.

Some people may experience tiredness, some tingling bone pain in the body and tiredness when they take moringa seeds initially.  While these are normal effects, and prolonged consumption at a slow pace should nullify these, we recommend you consult a doctor if you experience adverse side effects.

 

Shilajit

Do not take Shilajit if you have sickle cell anaemia, hemochromatosis (too much iron in your blood), or thalassemia.

If you experience any of the following side effects, please stop taking Shilajit and consult your doctor: 

  1. Weakness
  2. Headache
  3. Tiredness
  4. Stomach ache

It is possible to be allergic to Shilajit, stop taking shilajit if you develop a rash, increased heart rate, or dizziness.

 

Black Seed Oil

Do not take Black Seed Oil if you are taking medications that are processed through the cytochrome P450 pathway. Common medications that could be affected include warfarin (Coumadin) and beta-blockers like metoprolol (Lopressor)

If you have any current kidney problems, it’s recommended to talk with your medical provider before taking black seed oil.

Finally, due to limited research, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid using black seed oil, except for in small amounts as a flavoring for food.

 

Seamoss

Do not consume significantly more than the daily recommended amount as excess iodine consumption (approximately 7x the daily recommended amount of iodine) can result in thyroid dysfunction in some populations, including thyroiditis, thyroid papillary cancer, and goitre.

If you're experiencing any negative side effects, like an itchy throat or nausea (signs of a food allergy), stop taking seamoss and consult your doctor

 

Lion's Mane

No human studies have examined the side effects of lion’s mane mushroom or its extract, but they appear to be very safe. No adverse effects have been seen in rats, even at high doses relative to their body weight.

However, if you are allergic or sensitive to mushrooms, then it is advised you should avoid lion’s mane, since it is a species of mushroom

 

Ashwagandha

Avoid taking ashwagandha if you are pregnant, while there is limited research, it may cause pregnancy loss if used in high doses.

Also, those with hormone-sensitive prostate cancer and those taking certain medications, such as benzodiazepines, anticonvulsants, or barbiturates, should avoid taking ashwagandha.

Ashwagandha may affect the thyroid, so those with thyroid disease should check with a healthcare professional before taking it 

Research findings suggest that ashwagandha’s effects aren’t immediate, so keep in mind that you may have to take it for several months before you start noticing its effects.