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Doctor insights on: Fenugreek Supplements

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Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Can you fenugreek supplements while breastfeeding?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can I take tribulus and fenugreek supplements while taking zoloft (sertraline) and adderall daily ?

Can I take tribulus and fenugreek supplements while taking zoloft (sertraline) and adderall daily ?

Not a good idea: I generally recommend that my patients avoid the use of supplements while taking antidepressants or stimulants. The reason for this (in part) is due to the risk of potential interactions and serious side effects. ...Read more

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My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

My wife has a thyroid condition and she is taking Synthroid, (thyroxine) could she consume Fenugreek supplement? Ty

Yes: Fenugreek has many health benefits and has no known interaction with Synthroid (thyroxine). See http://tinyurl.com/mcpk93r for more about fenugreek. A high percentage of those with hypothyroidism benefit from either adding T3 or changing to natural Thyroid. See http://tinyurl.com/n4zmkro and http://tinyurl.com/63ood7 and http://tinyurl.com/pgvyeb8 ...Read more

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Can I use fenugreek herbal supplement pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I use fenugreek herbal supplement pills while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Probably: Fenugreek is not listed as one of the supplements that interferes with Depo-Provera. St John's Wort, Bloodroot and Yucca are listed. Herbal supplements do not have to be tested as rigorously as prescription drugs, so there may some risk that has not yet been studied. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What will fenugreek seeds for me?

What will fenugreek seeds for me?

Fenugreek: It stimulates breast milk production in breast feeding women & increases libido, lowers cholesterol & sugar. ...Read more

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Are fenugreek capsules safe for teenagers?

Are fenugreek capsules safe for teenagers?

Not recommended : Fenugreek might be unsafe for children or teenagers . Some reports have linked fenugreek tea to loss of consciousness in children. An unusual body odor resembling maple syrup may occur in children drinking fenugreek tea. ...Read more

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Does fenugreek make your boobs grow?

Does  fenugreek make your boobs grow?

No way: No way. If that were the case, there would be no wonderbra or breast augmentation industry. Think about it. ...Read more

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Will fenugreek affect urine drug testing?

Will fenugreek affect urine drug testing?

Not that I can find: I could find no references to any false positives related to this herbal medicine. ...Read more

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Does fenugreek seeds increase uric acid level?

Does fenugreek seeds increase uric acid level?

No: I can find no evidence that fenugreek seeds increase uric acid levels. I have found articles recommending taking fenugreek seeds both internally and externally as a poultice for gout as it has anti-inflammatory properties. See https://draxe.com/fenugreek/ for more on fenugreek. ...Read more

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What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

What are fenugreek and red clover tea used for?

Diabetes and More: Fenugreek is used for diabetes and loss of appetite, and to stimulate milk production in breastfeeding women. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/fenugreek current uses of red clover are for menopausal symptoms, breast pain associated with menstrual cycles, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and symptoms of prostate enlargement. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/redclover/ataglance.htm. ...Read more

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One I mean fenugreek or gooseberry can cause hematospermia.?

Blood in Semen: Blood in the semen(hematospermia) most likely occurs from prostate swelling, not cancer. With the force of ejaculation, small blood vessels can rupture and cause bright red blood. After time this turns darker then rusty/yellow. Evaluation for men > 40 includes a history, rectal exam and urinary studies. A psa may not be done depending on symptoms. Cystoscopy (look in the bladder) may be indicated. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to mix "six-star" test booster with tribulus & fenugreek seed extract?

Please advise if it's ok to mix "six-star" test booster with tribulus & fenugreek seed extract?

Not sure: Six Star Testosterone Booster. Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How long can I take domperidone for? I tried to stop, but milk decreased & fenugreek didn't help

How long can I take domperidone for? I tried to stop, but milk decreased & fenugreek didn't help

Domperidone: Is not available in the us due to fda's ruling against it. Increasing lactation is a side effect rather than the original intended effect. The following site may shed light on how long it may be used in other countries: http://www.Nbci.Ca/index.Php?Option=com_content&view=article&id=15:domperidone-stopping&catid=5:information&itemid=17. ...Read more

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Can I take fenugreek oil? What should be the dose?It is extra virgin cold pressed fenugreek oil. Any side effect?

Can I take fenugreek oil? What should be the dose?It is extra virgin cold pressed fenugreek oil. Any side effect?

Fenugreek oil: Is touted to be helpful for several conditions, although there is no scientific evidence that it works in any of them. The most common side effects are diarrhea and gastric upset. There can be important drug interactions. If you are on medications, you should clear it with your physician. The dosage range is unknown, since there is not enough scientific information todetermine an appropriate dose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i consume 480mg of saw palmetto and 1, 830mg of fenugreek every day for a month what will happen?

Depends: No one can really answer this question. Everyone reacts differently to things, and we cannot predict the future. What are you trying to accomplish? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i consume 480mg of saw palmetto and 1, 830mg of fenugreek every day for a month what will happen?

What do you suggest if i consume 480mg of saw palmetto and 1, 830mg of fenugreek every day for a month what will happen?

It might help: Saw palmetto often helps reduce prostate enlargement and hair loss though you may need more than a month to see benefits. See https://draxe.com/saw-palmetto-benefits/ Fenugreek seeds can improve digestion, reduce inflammation, lower blood sugar,increase breast milk, increase male libido and thin blood, though the benefits will dissipate after you stop taking them. See https://draxe.com/fenugreek/ ...Read more