How does Ackee work?

There isn't enough information to know how ackee might work for medical purposes.

Are there safety concerns?

The ripe fruit of ackee seems to be safe, but the unripe fruit is UNSAFE. The unripe fruit contains liver toxins and can cause serious side effects including coma. Due to concerns about poisoning, ackee is illegal in the US.

Do not use ackee if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Ackee.

The appropriate dose of ackee depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for ackee. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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