How does Sage work?

Sage might help chemical imbalances in the brain that cause symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

Are there safety concerns?

Sage is safe in amounts typically used in foods. Sage appears to be safe for most people when taken short-term by mouth. Some kinds of sage contain a toxic chemical that can cause seizures when taken in large amounts. Sage can cause nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, agitation, and wheezing. In large doses, it can cause seizures and damage to the liver and nervous system.

Do not use sage if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You have epilepsy or a seizure disorder.
  • You have diabetes.

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