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How Long Can You Take Green Coffee Bean Extract
Can you tell me if i could take green tea or green coffee bean extract while taking epilepsy medication?
Green tea: Green tea should be ok. Honestly I do not know about green coffee bean. It would be best to ask your neurologist. ...Read more
Green tea: The helpful part of green tea is called EGCG which can be taken in capsule form. This will provide approx.6-8 X the amount as in a cup of green tea. Each brand of EGCG is different. Look on the label to see the recommended dose. Here's a link about dose and interactions w/medications and food http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-960-green%20tea.aspx?activeingredientid=960 ...Read more
Yes: There is no contraindication there, and there are no interactions to be concerned about. ...Read more
Probably: Green coffee appears to be safe based on the limited research that has been conducted so far. In clinical research, no serious side effects were reported. However, it is important to note that green coffee contains caffeine, similar to regular coffee. Therefore, green coffee can cause caffeine-related side effects similar to coffee. ...Read more
No way to tell : Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer ... Good luck! ...Read more
Is it okay to take green coffee bean extract if I am on a blood thinner (coumadin)? And can't drink green tea?
Not sure it does...: Like so many alternative treatments or products, tradition, theory, hope and anecdotal evidence do not hold up when a formal review of evidence is done. See the excellent answers on weight loss on this site and drink tea because you like it, not for its supposed magical properties. More info: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/health/greentea?Nav=gsa. ...Read more
Green tea has a blood thinning effect, so green coffee bean extract does not have any so is safe to take?
Who says that: Green tea has a blood thinning effect? ...Read more
Perhaps: Some research shows that taking green coffee extract 80-200 mg daily might cause modest weight loss over a period of 12 weeks. However, the research so far is preliminary and inconclusive. Green coffee appears to be safe based on the limited research. Remember that green coffee contains caffeine, similar to regular coffee. Therefore, green coffee can cause caffeine-related side effects. ...Read more
L-tryptophan: The speculative reason to take pumpkin seed oil for depression is that it contains l-tryptophan, an amino acid. Pumpkin seed oil has not been studied in depression, to my knowledge but l-tryptophan has been studied at 300-4000mg per day. Since only a very small amount of l-tryptophan is available per gram of oil, it is not worth it to take the oil. Better to just take l-tryptophan directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if I only drink a green tea smoothie consisting of green tea, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries how much weight will I lose?
Why buy a fad diet?: This disguised caffeine product is snake oil. It is a fad diet that will not bring you any true or lasting weight loss. Does drinking coffee help you lose weight? Control your appetite? This is another one in the long list of products designed to lure gullible people away from their money. It this product led to true weight loss it would be on every single news channels and your doctor's. ...Read more
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