Sunflower oil may lower blood sugar levels. Caution is advised when using herbs or supplements that may also lower blood sugar. Blood glucose levels may require monitoring, and doses may need adjustment.
Sunflower oil may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs and supplements that are believed to increase the risk of bleeding. Multiple cases of bleeding have been reported with the use of Ginkgo biloba, and fewer cases with garlic and saw palmetto. Numerous other agents may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding, although this has not been proven in most cases.
Sunflower oil may also interact with antioxidants, cholesterol-lowering herbs or supplements, herbs or supplements used for blood disorders, herbs and supplements that affect the immune system, vitamin A, vitamin E, or weight loss agents.
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