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Side Effects Of Saponins
Plant based steroids: Steroidal saponins are plant based steroids that can sometimes mimic steroids produced in the body like estrogen, progesterone or testosterone. Just because they are "all natural" doesn't imply that they are good or safe. Remember arsenic is "all natural." Anytime you change the body's chemistry with a foreign substance you can disturb nature's balance. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Possibly!: Saponins are soapy like substances that are now being studied. Studies in Europe are looking at the role in red cell lysis, destruction of red blood cells, for possible treatments in leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers. Others believe that it may cause a leaky gut syndrome which may contribute to heart disease and diabetes. Leaky gut may contribute to decreased bone growth. We need more studies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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