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Herbal Safety Guidelines
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This information has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, nor has it gone through the rigorous double-blind studies required before a particular product can be deemed truly beneficial or potentially dangerous and prescribed in the treatment of any condition or disease.
Before using an herb you are unfamiliar with, find out its medicinal properties. Research it thoroughly and/or consult with an appropriately qualified practitioner or expert. If you are taking prescription drugs, or have a medical condition check with an appropriately qualified practitioner before using herbs medicinally. Herbs have shown overwhelming evidence that they work. Just because a small amount works well does NOT mean that more is better. As individuals we all have different constitutions, sensitivities, allergic reactions and possible health conditions. The following are merely guidelines. They include herbs offered on our websites. This list does not help with administering information on possible interactions and contraindications with prescription medicine. This needs to be discussed with your physician.
Should I check with my doctor or healthcare
provider before using a supplement?
This is a good idea, especially for certain population groups. Dietary supplements may not be risk-free under certain circumstances. If you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or have a chronic medical condition, such as, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, be sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist before purchasing or taking any supplement. While vitamin and mineral supplements are widely used and generally considered safe, you may wish to check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these or any other dietary supplements. If you plan to use a dietary supplement in place of drugs or in combination with any drug, tell your health care provider first. Many supplements contain active ingredients that have strong biological effects and their safety is not always assured in all users. If you have certain health conditions and take these products, you may be placing yourself at risk.
Some supplements may interact with
prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
Taking a combination of supplements or using these products together with medications (whether prescription or OTC drugs) could under certain circumstances produce adverse effects. Be alert to advisories about these products, whether taken alone or in combination. For example: Coumadin (a prescription medicine), ginkgo biloba (an herbal supplement), aspirin (an OTC drug) and vitamin E (a vitamin supplement) can each thin the blood, and taking any of these products together can increase the potential for internal bleeding.
Some supplements can have unwated effects
It is important to fully inform your doctor about the vitamins, minerals, herbals or any other supplements you are taking, especially before elective surgery. You may be asked to stop taking these products at least 2-3 weeks ahead of the procedure to avoid potentially dangerous supplement/drug interactions -- such as changes in heart rate, blood pressure and increased bleeding - that could adversely affect the outcome of your surgery.
Not to be used during pregnancy, or if you
Alkanet, Aloe, Angelica, Anise, Anise Star, Arnica, Ashwaganda, Barley Grass, Barberry, Basil, Bitter Melon, Black Cohosh, Bladderwrack, Blessed Thistle, Blood Root, Blue Cohosh, Blue Flag, Blue Vervain, Borage, Buckthorn, California Poppy, Cascara Sagrada, Catnip, Celandine, Celery, Chervil, Cinnamon, Club Moss, Comfrey, Coltsfoot, Cubeb, Dong Quai, Elecampane, Ephedra, False Unicorn, Fenugreek, Feverfew, Ginger, Golden Seal, Gravel, Guarana, Gymnema, Horehound, Horsetail, Hyssop, Juniper, Lemongrass, Licorice, Lobelia, Lovage, Lungwort, Mace, Motherwort, Mugwort, Muira Puama, Myrrh, Neem, Oregon Grape, Osha, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Pleurisy, Prickly Ash, Red Clover, Rhodiola, Rosemary, Rue, Sage, Sassafras, Sarsaparilla, Senna, Shepherds Purse, Spikenard, Turkey Rhubarb, Turmeric, Uva Ursi, Vitex, Watercress, White Sage, Wormwood, Yarrow
Not for persons with history of kidney
stones, liver disorders, renal dysfunction or inflammation.
Cubeb, Essiac, Horsetail, Hydrangea, Juniper Berries, Kava Kava, Parsley Root, Pennyroyal, Sheep Sorrel, Shepherds Purse, Suma, Sumac, Uva Ursi, Yellowdock, Yohimbe
Not recommended for person currently taking
blood thinning medications:
Alfalfa, Angelica, Cramp Bark, Cubeb, Dong Quai, Ginkgo, Meadowsweet, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Yohimbe
Not for persons with stomach
inflammation/ulcers serious digestion and/or liver problems. May cause
Black Haw, Blue Flag, Chaparral, Club Moss, Crampbark, Devils Claw, Eucalyptus, Elecampane, Essiac, Gentian, Ginger, Licorice, Lobelia, Parsley Root, Pleurisy, Pygeum, Solomans Seal, Tribulus, Turmeric, Yohimbe
Not for long-term use:
Bilberry Leaf, Black Walnut, Blessed thistle, Borage, Cascara Sagrada, Comfrey, Coltsfoot, Chaparral, Elecampane, Ephedra, Flax, Horsetail, Gentian, Goldenseal, Guarana, Juniper berries, Licorice, Lobelia, Lungwort, Mullein, Nettle Root, Rhubarb, Sage, Sassafras, Sarsaparilla, Senna, Sheep Sorrel, Wild Cherry, Wormwood, Uva Ursi, Yohimbe
To be used only under the supervision of an
expert qualified in the appropriate use of this substance:
Calamus, Horse Chestnut, Lobelia, Licorice, Mandrake, Poke, Tonka
Do not use if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea,
discontinue if these occur. Consult health practitioner prior to use if
pregnant, nursing, and taking medication or have a medical condition. Do not
exceed recommended dose. Not for long term use:
Aloe, Buckthorn, Cascara Sagrada, Senna, Turkey Rhubarb, Yohimbe
May cause photo toxicity in some individuals
at high dosage. Avoid long exposure to sun if using internally:
Angelica, Celery Seed, Orange Peel, Rue, St. Johns Wort
Seek advice from health practitioner prior to use if
pregnant, nursing, have high blood pressure, heart or thyroid disease,
diabetes, difficulty in urination due to prostate enlargement, or if taking
mao inhibitor or other prescription drug. Reduce/discontinue use if
nervousness, tremor, sleeplessness, loss of appetite or nausea occur. Do not
exceed recommended dose. Keep out of reach of children:
Ephedra, st. Johns wort, yohimbe
Seek advice from a health practitioner before use if you have/may have had kidney or liver disease. Discontinue use if nausea, fever, fatigue or jaundice (dark urine, yellow discoloration of eyes) should occur:
Statements made by Company have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The FDA Does not evaluate or test herbs. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Consult with your physician for diagnosis or treatment. Use herbs as per instructions and always watch for any allergic reactions.
When we learned that Leptin is our body’s hormone that turns off hunger … and it also tells our fat cells to convert the fat to energy … we yelled, “Yippie!!! Where can I buy some Leptin?!”
WHERE DO YOU GET LEPTIN?
Well, the good news is that you don’t have to “get Leptin”. Your own fat cells make Leptin. Then after you’ve had your meal the Leptin goes to the brain satiety center in the hypothalamus and tells it that you’re full … However, if you’re struggling with your weight you may wonder if something has happened to your Leptin …
LEPTIN GONE WRONG
But … sometimes Leptin doesn’t work. For instance, in obese individuals, the body cranks out huge amounts of Leptin, but the brain (hypothalamus) does not respond. It’s almost as if the brain cells are deaf (desensitized) to the clamoring of Leptin. Leptin is shouting, “We’re full… turn-down the hunger!” But the hypothalamus just doesn’t hear it…
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Scientists present a theory that in some individuals Leptin sensitivity is turned down (desensitized) because they eat certain foods that were not present in the ancient human diet. These “problem foods” are energy dense* and contain high concentrations of fructose (sodas, refined sugar, bottled juices, cookies) or lectin molecules, present in grains, beans (soy, kidney), seeds and certain raw nuts. Those foods may produce “leptin insensitivity”.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO???
African Mango is the trendy new supplement that claims to help us effortlessly lose pounds and inches. Hollywood stars and even Dr. Oz are boosters of this product. African mango seeds, called Dikka seeds, have been used both to increase energy and medicinally for years by the inhabitants of Cameroon, Africa. These seeds contain a substance called Irvingia gabonensis, which has been tested in clinical trials. Let’s look at the findings which were published in Lipids in Health and Disease.
Irvingia gabonensis is shown to be able to up-regulate Leptin sensitivity. The results of the studies were stunning with no changes to the types of food in the diet or time spent in exercise, the participants lost an average of 3 pounds per week and also lost inches around their waists. That’s right, African Mango turned on the Leptin sensitivity so that our brain’s hypothalamus sends out the signal that we are NOT HUNGRY! And that is golden.
NOT JUST A ONE-TRICK PONY
Besides up-regulating Leptin sensitivity, African Mango seed extract also helped improve metabolism by: • Slowing carbohydrate absorption in the intestine • Preventing a percentage of sugar and starch from being stored as fat • Supporting insulin sensitivity • Releasing stored energy for your system to use
WHICH MANGO TO BUY?
IMNatural.com looked at the marketplace offering and selected African Mango Plus® as the obvious best pick. African Mango Plus is the skinny-mango-of-choice because synergistic plants are added to the blend that further enhance metabolic efficiency. In other words, this blend gets our metabolism working just the way we want it to.
African Mango Plus adds: • Chromium • Green Tea Leaf Extract • Caffeine • Chromium • Theanine
These natural ingredients add to and synergize the fat-loss power of African Mango Plus®.
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