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A 28-year-old female asked:

Hello is maitake mushroom drops safe to take for weight loss and are there side effects?

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Dr. Vijay Karia
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Maitake Mushrooms: Maitake mushroom drops do not show enough evidence to be used for weight loss in humans. It also hasn't been studied enough to find all the side effects, however, it can affect blood sugar and interact with diabetic medications. For weight loss, the best idea is to eat a healthy diet including fruits and vegetables. Also, increase water intake and gradually increase exercise.
Last updated Apr 29, 2014

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