Cherokee Rosehip

How does Cherokee Rosehip work?

Cherokee rosehip contains a large amount of vitamin C (1.5%). This may explain some of its effects.

Are there safety concerns?

Cherokee rosehip appears to be safe for most people when taken at recommended doses. It can cause nausea, stomach cramps, fatigue, and sleeplessness.

Large doses (67 grams of Cherokee rosehip or more per day) can cause diarrhea and symptoms of vitamin C poisoning, such as kidney and urinary tract problems.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It might be UNSAFE to take Cherokee rosehip in large doses if you are pregnant. Prolonged use of large amounts of vitamin C causes the body to speed up the elimination of vitamin C. This might cause vitamin C-deficiency (scurvy) when vitamin C intake is reduced. In a pregnancy situation, this means the newborn might experience scurvy when its vitamin C intake is reduced at birth. Not enough is known about the safety of using smaller amounts of Cherokee rosehip during pregnancy.

There also isn't much information about using Cherokee rosehip during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might affect blood sugar control. Monitor your blood sugar levels closely if you take Cherokee rosehip.

Gout: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might increase uric acid levels, and this would make gout worse.

Kidney stones: The large amount of vitamin C in Cherokee rosehip might cause more kidney stones to form and make kidney problems worse.

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