Jojoba

How does Jojoba work?

Jojoba, when applied to the skin, is an emollient which soothes skin and unclogs hair follicles.

Are there safety concerns?

Jojoba is considered safe for most people when used on the skin. It can cause some side effects such as a rash and allergic reactions.

Jojoba is UNSAFE for anyone when taken by mouth. It can cause serious side effects such as heart damage.

While jojoba is not safe for anyone when taken by mouth, some people should be especially careful to avoid it.

Do not take jojoba by mouth if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Dosing considerations for Jojoba.

The appropriate dose of jojoba 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 jojoba. 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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