How does Salacia work?

Chemicals in salacia seem to prevent sugars in food from being absorbed by the body.

Are there safety concerns?

Salacia is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth, short-term. Single doses of salacia can be consumed safely in doses up to 1000 mg. Consuming salacia tea with food seems to be safe for most people for up to three months. There isn't enough information to know if salacia is safe when used for long periods of time.

Salacia can cause uncomfortable side effects such as gas, belching, pain in the abdomen, nausea, and diarrhea in some people.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking salacia if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes: Salacia can decrease blood sugar levels. Your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted by your healthcare provider.

Surgery: Salacia might lower blood sugar levels. There is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop using salacia at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

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