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Krebiozen was a commercial product claimed to have been prepared from the blood of horses previously injected with bacteria. It was later determined that Krebiozen was simple mineral oil that contained the dietary supplement creatine.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how Krebiozen might work as a medicine.
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The appropriate dose of Krebiozen 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 Krebiozen. 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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