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What herbs and supplements can interact with hydroxycitric acid?

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  • Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) 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.

    HCA 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.

    HCA may also interact with antiarrhythmics, antibacterials, anticancer herbs and supplements, antifungals, anti-inflammatory herbs and supplements, antioxidants, cholesterol-lowering herbs and supplements, exercise performance enhancers, Gymnema sylvestre, herbs and supplements that cause dilation of the bronchial tubes, lipogenic diet (high carbohydrate diet), niacin-bound chromium, and weight loss herbs and supplements.

    You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.



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