Top
20
Doctor insights on: Velvet Bean Benefits

Share
2

2
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
8

8
Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Could grapefruit seed extract effect antidepressants?

Grapefruit juice: can impact levels of Tegretol, trazodone quetiapine, fluvoxamin, buspar, halcion, valium, sonata, (zaleplon) xanax, & versed (psychotropic meds & sedatives). ...Read more

9

9
Is there ant side effects to green coffee bean extract?

Is there ant side effects to green coffee bean extract?

Limited data: Since the extract dose contain small amounts of caffeine one could suffer the same side effects that others note from caffeine intake. Additionally, the chlorogenic acid which is one of the major chemicals in the extract, may also play a laxative role(as it is found in prunes too) and lead to some diarrhea. Overall very limited data is available in this regards. Best of luck. ...Read more

10

10
I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

I mix wheatgrass, barleygrass, maca powder, spirulina, chlorella, psyllium husk and scai berry with carrot and apple juice every morning, is it good?

Nothing wrong: There is no concern about any of the ingredients you mention. Am not sure whether to say it is "good" since other unprocessed foods are probably as good. It is an interesting combination of ingredients. I presume you did some research before choosing them? If you feel it helps you then there is no reason that i know of not to continue with it. ...Read more

12

12
Does coffee bean extract affect warfarin?

Does coffee bean extract affect warfarin?

Apparently not: There appears to be no published data to suggest that there is any interaction between coffee bean extract and warfarin. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed?Term=green%20coffee%20bean%20extract. ...Read more

14

14
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?

Surprisingly fatty.: Sounds good on the surface, but would be rather caloric because of the amounts of healthy fats in the avocado and nuts and seeds. Would cut back on those ingredients, perhaps choosing one per day and switching them up. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Is pure green coffee bean extract safe to take?

Is pure green coffee bean extract safe to take?

Not known how safe: Green coffee bean extracts have caffeine, which is a stimulant, depending on how much caffeine one takes, and on how sensitive his body is to caffeine. There are other plant chemicals as well. Most likely, green coffee is not well regulated nor well studied, so it may contain uncertain amounts of listed ingredients, plus various amounts of unlisted ingredients. One cannot be sure of its effects. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

I take warfarin how do tumeric, chilli, chia seeds, garlic, onions, ginger stinging nettle tea interact with warfarin?

It's complicated but: I dislike warfarin because virtually every medicine and herb interacts with it. Turmeuric, chia seeds, garlic and ginger also thin blood and thus you might need to lower the dose. Rather than avoiding these one can consume consistent amounts & adjust coumadin accordingly or one can consider alternative meds or even supplements (under doc's guidance) to thin blood. Also see http://bit.ly/1hHlMAv ...Read more

17

17
Will using green coffee bean extract and garcinia cambogia cause bowel movements?

Will using green coffee bean extract and garcinia cambogia cause bowel movements?

Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more

19

19
Does azilect (rasagiline) interact with velvet beans? I have velvet beans that can be sprouted for consumption.

Does azilect (rasagiline) interact with velvet beans? I have velvet beans that can be sprouted for consumption.

Yes: Medication azilect(rasagiline) is used for treatment of tremor such ascparkinson syndrome, .It increasing Dopamine chemical in the brain. Velvet beans used for medicinal purposes in africa, india, caribben to improve Dopamine levels in brain to treat parkinson's disease. So, both above chemicalsc accomplish similar effect and can interact. Prescription firm has control over exact amount. ...Read more

20

20
Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?

Yes : Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...Read more