Natural products

  1. Peppermint Oil
    Toxic to children if consumed orally or applied in large amounts to skin
  2. Lutein
    This product used for the eyes has no drug interactions or documented toxicities
  3. ALA
    High doses of this product may put patients at risk for thiamine deficiency, especially in alcoholic patients.
  4. Chelation
    The disodium form of this product can cause fatal hypocalcemia
  5. Sam-E
    Do not use this product if patient is taking other medications that affect serotonin levels.
  6. Mate
    This product has all the risks and benefits of caffeine stimulants
  7. Lactobacillus
    Avoid this product if the patient is immunocompromised and should be separated from oral antibiotics by 2 hours before or after
  8. Reservatrol
    This "anti-aging" product should be used with caution with all medications that are metabolized by all major CYP enzymes
  9. Grapeseed
    This product with strong scientific evidence supporting the use of it for chronic venous insuficiency should be used with caution in patients with blood pressure disorders and those taking NSAIDs, or anti-platelet agents.
  10. Willow bark
    Similar to aspirin and can cause Reye's syndrome when given to children with flu-like symptoms
  11. Red clover
    This product should be avoided in patients with a history of fertility problems
  12. Flaxseed
    Oral medications should be taken at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after a dose of this product to prevent decreased absorption of oral medication - especially if using powder dosage form
  13. Billberry
    Prolonged use or high doses of this leaf can lead to muscle spasms, anemia and death
  14. Goji juice
    Some forms of this product can contain sulfites which can cause asthma problems
  15. Cat's claw
    This product is contraindicated in immune diseases and contraindicated in pregnant patients because it has abortifacient properties
  16. Acai
    This product may interfere with MRI oral contrast agents.
  17. Artichoke leaf
    This product is unsafe in patients with gallstones and/or biliary obstructions.
  18. Wormwood
    This product can lead to absinthism characterized by thirst, vertigo, and limb numbness
  19. Creatine
    This product is banned from NCAA and is associated with increased risk of formaldehyde production
  20. Guggul
    This product may cause thyroid hormone production stimulation and alter thyroid function
  21. Milk Thistle
    Avoid this product in female patients with hormone sensitive cancers, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis
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