How does Carob work?

Carob contains chemicals called tannins which inhibit digestive enzymes. It might cause weight loss, reduce blood glucose and insulin levels, and lower cholesterol levels.

Are there safety concerns?

Carob is safe for most people. There aren't any known adverse effects of carob.

Do not take carob in amounts greater than those typically found in food if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are diabetic.

Dosing considerations for Carob.

The appropriate dose of carob for use as treatment 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 carob. 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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