Monday, 3 December 2012

HERBALIFE PRODUCT SIDE EFFECTS



 

Liftoff®Herbalife

Description Overview

Increase energy and improve mental clarity for better performance throughout the day with this effervescent energy drink.*
 Key Benefits
  • 0 sugar, 0 calories, 4 carbs
  • Stay alert and focused*
  • Improve short-term memory*
  • Individually packaged tablets for on-the-go lifestyles
Details
Liftoff® is an exclusive blend of L-taurine, Guarana, caffeine, Panax ginseng and Ginkgo biloba clinically proven to enhance mental performance and boost energy. Convenient, pocket-size tablet provides a mind-body boost anytime, anywhere.*

Liftoff® Herbalife Side Effects

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Guarana Side Effects & Safety
Guarana is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when used in typical food amounts or in medicinal amounts short-term. But it is LIKELY UNSAFE and even deadly, due to its caffeine content, when taken in high doses or long-term. The fatal dose of caffeine is estimated to be 10-14 grams (150-200 mg per kilogram; the “typical” man weighs about 70 kilograms, so a lethal dose of caffeine for this man would be 10,500-14,000 mg). This is quite a high dose. Consider that one cup of brewed coffee provides from 95-200 mg of caffeine. However, serious poisoning can occur at doses lower than 150-200 mg per kilogram depending on an individual’s caffeine sensitivity or smoking behavior, age, and prior caffeine use.

Side effects depend on the dose. At typical doses, the caffeine in guarana can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate and blood pressure, rapid breathing, tremors, delirium, diuresis, and other side effects. Large guarana doses might cause headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, pain when urinating, stomach cramps, and irregular heartbeats. People who take guarana regularly may experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms if they reduce their usual amount.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, guarana should be taken with caution due to the caffeine content. Small amounts are probably not harmful; however, consuming more than 200 mg/day has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects.

Anxiety
: The caffeine in guarana might make feelings of anxiety worse.

Bleeding disorders
: There is some evidence from animal research suggesting that the caffeine in guarana might make bleeding disorders worse, although this hasn’t been reported in people. If you have a bleeding disorder, check with your healthcare provider before starting guarana.

Diabetes
: Some research suggests that the caffeine in guarana may affect the way people with diabetes process sugar (glucose) and may complicate blood sugar control. There is also some interesting research that suggests caffeine may enhance the warning symptoms of low blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes. Some studies show that the symptoms of low blood sugar are more intense when they start in the absence of caffeine, but as low blood sugar continues, symptoms are greater with caffeine. This might increase the ability of diabetic patients to detect and treat low blood sugar. However, the downside is that caffeine might actually increase the number of low-sugar episodes. If you have diabetes, talk with your healthcare provider before starting guarana.

Diarrhea
. Guarana contains caffeine. The caffeine in guarana, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.

Irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS): Guarana contains caffeine. The caffeine in guarana, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.

Heart disease
: The caffeine in guarana might cause irregular heartbeat in certain people. Use with caution.

High blood pressure
: Taking guarana might raise blood pressure in people with high blood pressure due to its caffeine content. However, this effect might be less in people who are regular coffee-drinkers or otherwise use caffeine on a regular basis.

Glaucoma
: The caffeine in guarana increases the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes after drinking caffeinated beverages.

Osteoporosis
: The caffeine in guarana can flush calcium out of the body through the kidneys. This calcium loss might help to weaken bones. To minimize this problem, don’t use more than 300 mg of caffeine per day. Taking calcium supplements may also help to offset these calcium losses. Postmenopausal women who have a genetic problem that affects how vitamin D is used by the body should use caffeine with caution.

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 Caffeine Side Effects & Safety
Caffeine is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when used appropriately. Caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting, increased heart rate and respiration, and other side effects. Caffeine can make sleep disorders in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) worse. Larger doses might cause headache, anxiety, agitation, chest pain, and ringing in the ears.

Large doses may be UNSAFE and can cause irregular heartbeats and even death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Caffeine is POSSIBLY SAFE in pregnant or breast-feeding women in daily amounts of less than 200 mg. This is about the amount in 1-2 cups of coffee. Consuming larger amounts during pregnancy might increase the chance of miscarriage and other problems. Caffeine passes into breast milk, so nursing mothers should closely monitor caffeine intake to make sure it is on the low side. Caffeine in large amounts is POSSIBLY UNSAFE during breast-feeding. Caffeine can cause sleep disturbances, irritability, and increased bowel activity in breast-fed infants.

Anxiety disorders
: Caffeine might make these conditions worse. Use with care.

Bipolar disorder
: Too much caffeine might make this condition worse. In one case, a 36-year-old man with controlled bipolar disorder was hospitalized with symptoms of mania after drinking several cans of an energy drink containing caffeine, taurine, inositol, and other ingredients (Red Bull Energy Drink) over a period of 4 days. Use caffeine with care and in low amounts if you have bipolar disorder.

Bleeding disorders
: There is concern that caffeine might aggravate bleeding disorders. Use caffeine with care if you have a bleeding disorder.

Heart conditions
: Caffeine can cause irregular heartbeat in sensitive people. Use caffeine with caution.

Diabetes
: Some research suggests that caffeine may affect the way the body uses sugar and might worsen diabetes. But the effect of caffeinated beverages and herbs has not been studied. If you have diabetes, use caffeine with caution.

Diarrhea
: Caffeine, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
: Caffeine, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.

Glaucoma
: Caffeine increases the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes after drinking caffeinated beverages.

High blood pressure
: Consuming caffeine might increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. However, this effect might be less in people who use caffeine regularly.

Weak bones (osteoporosis)
: Caffeine can increase the amount of calcium that is flushed out in the urine. If you have osteoporosis or low bone density, caffeine should be limited to less than 300 mg per day (approximately 2-3 cups of coffee). It’s also a good idea to get extra calcium to make up for the amount that may be lost in the urine. Older women with an inherited disorder that affects the way vitamin D is used should use caffeine with caution. Vitamin D works with calcium to build bones.

TAURINE Side Effects & Safety
Taurine is POSSIBLY SAFE for adults and children when taken by mouth in appropriate amounts. Taurine has been used safely in adults in studies lasting up to one year. It has been given safely to children for up to 4 months. People enrolled in research studies have not reported any side effects connected with the use of taurine. However, there is one report of brain damage in a body-builder who took about 14 grams of taurine in combination with insulin and anabolic steroids. It is not known if this was due to the taurine or the other drugs taken.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the safety of taurine in pregnancy and during breast-feeding. Avoid using it.

Bipolar disorder: There is some concern that taking too much taurine might make bipolar disorder worse. In one case, a 36-year-old man with adequately controlled bipolar disorder was hospitalized with symptoms of mania after consuming several cans of an energy drink containing taurine, caffeine, inositol, and other ingredients (Red Bull Energy Drink) over a period of 4 days. It is not known if this is related to taurine, caffeine, inositol, a different ingredient, or a combination of the ingredients.


Most Common Allergic Reactions to Caffeine

  1. Skin problems such as hives, eczema, rashes, acne, severe itching.
  2. Headaches/ migraines.
  3. Anxiety and panic attacks.
  4. Can’t focus or concentrate
  5. Tongue, glands, or throat swelling.
  6. Heart racing/ palpitations.
  7. Angry, irritable, bad mood.
  8. Fatigue.
  9. Dizziness.
  10. Extreme jitters.
  11. Chest Pain.
  12. Depression.
  13. Numbness in face, hands, or feet.
  14. Muscle pain.
  15. Shortness of breath/ tightness of chest.
  16. Delusions/ hallucinations.
  17. Flu/ cold like symptoms.
  18. Vision problems.
  19. Cold sweats.
  20. Eyes swollen shut.

GINSENG PANAX (GINSENG, PANAX) Side Effects & Safety
Panax ginseng is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth for most adults when used for less than 3 months. It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken long-term. Researchers think it may have some hormone-like effects that could be harmful with prolonged use.

The most common side effect is trouble sleeping (insomnia). Less commonly, people experience menstrual problems, breast pain, increased heart rate, high or low blood pressure, headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea, itching, rash, dizziness, mood changes, vaginal bleeding, and other side effects.

Uncommon side effects that have been reported include severe rash called Stevens-Johnson syndrome, liver damage, and severe allergic reactions.

A cream (SS-Cream) containing Panax ginseng and other ingredients for reaching orgasm too quickly in men (premature ejaculation) seems to be safe when applied to the penis and removed after one hour. It might cause mild pain and irritation or a burning sensation. It is not known if this cream is safe with repeated, long-term use. 


Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Panax ginseng if you are pregnant. It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. One of the chemicals in Panax ginseng has been found to cause birth defects in animals.

Not enough is known about the safety of Panax ginseng during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don’t use it.

Infants and children
: Panax ginseng is LIKELY UNSAFE in infants and children. Using Panax ginseng in babies has been linked to poisoning that can be fatal. The safety of Panax ginseng in older children is not known. Until more is known, don’t use Panax ginseng even in older children.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions
: Panax ginseng seems to increase the activity of the immune system. It might make auto-immune diseases worse. Don’t use Panax ginseng if you have any auto-immune condition.

Bleeding conditions
: Ginseng seems to interfere with blood clotting. Don’t use Panax ginseng if you have a bleeding condition.

Heart conditions
: Panax ginseng can affect heart rhythm and blood pressure slightly on the first day it is used. However, there are usually no changes with continued use. Nevertheless, Panax ginseng has not been studied in people with cardiovascular disease. Use Panax ginseng with caution if you have heart disease.

Diabetes
: Panax ginseng might lower blood sugar. In people with diabetes who are taking medications to lower blood sugar, adding Panax ginseng might lower it too much. Monitor your blood sugar closely if you have diabetes and use Panax ginseng.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids
: Panax ginseng contains chemicals (ginsenosides) that can act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use Panax ginseng.

Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
: High doses of Panax ginseng have been linked with insomnia. If you have trouble sleeping, use Panax ginseng with caution.

Schizophrenia (a mental disorder)
: High doses of Panax ginseng have been linked with sleep problems and agitation in people with schizophrenia. Be careful when using Panax ginseng if you have schizophrenia.

Organ transplant
: Panax ginseng might make the immune system more active. This could interfere with the effectiveness of medications that are given after an organ transplant to reduce the chance that the organ will be rejected. If you have received an organ transplant, don’t use Panax ginseng.

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GINKGO Side Effects & Safety
Ginkgo LEAF EXTRACT is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth for most people. It can cause some minor side effects such as stomach upset, headache, dizziness, constipation, forceful heartbeat, and allergic skin reactions.

Ginkgo fruit and pulp can cause severe allergic skin reactions and irritation of mucous membranes. Ginkgo might cause an allergic reaction in people who are allergic to poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, mango rind, or cashew shell oil.

There is some concern that ginkgo leaf extract might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Ginkgo thins the blood and decreases its ability to form clots. A few people taking ginkgo have had bleeding into the eye and into the brain, and excessive bleeding following surgery. Ginkgo leaf extract can cause allergic skin reactions in some people.

The ROASTED SEED or crude ginkgo plant is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Eating more than 10 roasted seeds per day can cause difficulty breathing, weak pulse, seizures, loss of consciousness, and shock. The FRESH SEED is even more dangerous. Fresh seeds are poisonous, and eating them could cause seizures and death.

Not enough is known about the safety of ginkgo when applied to the skin to determine if it is safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Ginkgo is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used during pregnancy. It might cause early labor or extra bleeding during delivery if used near that time. Not enough is known about the safety of using ginkgo during breast-feeding. Don’t use ginkgo if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Children: Ginkgo leaf extract is POSSIBLY SAFE. Some research suggests that a specific combination of ginkgo leaf extract plus American ginseng might be safe in children when used short-term. Don’t let children eat the ginkgo seed. It is UNSAFE.

Diabetes: Ginkgo might interfere with the management of diabetes. If you have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar closely.

Seizures: There is a concern that ginkgo might cause seizures. If you have ever had a seizure, don’t use ginkgo.

Infertility: Ginkgo use might interfere with getting pregnant. Discuss your use of ginkgo with your healthcare provider if you are trying to get pregnant.

Bleeding disorders: Ginkgo might make bleeding disorders worse. If you have a bleeding disorder, don’t use ginkgo.

Surgery: Ginkgo might slow blood clotting. It might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using ginkgo at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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 Herbalife Sleep Now - with Melatonin - A Dietary Supplement to Promote Restful Sleep

Product Features Description Overview

  • Enjoy a good night's sleep - naturally
  • Regulate the sleep-wake cycle
  • Rest without drowsy side effects
  • Passionflower, melatonin, valerian, hops and lavender help promote relaxation
  • for better sleep. Non-addictive formula helps you rest easy

VALERIAN Side Effects & Safety
Herbal medicine like any other medication needs to be taken with caution as all medications have side effects. If  valerian is being used for insomnia it should not be combined with other medications such as sedatives or benzodiazepines like Temazepam, Zopiclone, Lorazepam or Phenargan. Valerian should not be taken by children nor expectant ( pregnant) and nursing mothers. The side effects may include itchiness, drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, dry mouth or an upset stomach.
There have been reported cases where valerian root has been associated with liver damage but has not been proven. Should you experience any pain or discomfort on the right side of the abdomen accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and intense itching, you are advised to stop the medication and contact your doctor immediately. Always consult a professional before using valerian root and should you be suffering from any liver disease avoid taking this herb.
Contra Indications of Valerian Root
Valerian root should under no circumstances be taken with other medications such as antifungal agents, allergy medications, cholesterol medications or chemotherapy medications as valerian is broken down by enzymes in the liver and could interfere with these other types of medications.

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Herbalife has captured the unique qualities of Kava Kava in K8. K8 contains 


Description Overview

 a blend of premium-quality herbs and is designed to soothe your nerves and help you relax.* Kava Kava is thousand of years old, yet it is one of the hottest herbs on the market today. We’ve taken it a step further by combining it with Ashwagandha, an herb known for its subtle calming properties.* We also include the beneficial mineral Calcium.


SIDE EFFECT OF KAVA KAVA  Side Effects & Safety
KAVA Side Effects & Safety
Kava is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. Don’t use it. Serious illness, including liver damage, has occurred even with short-term use of normal doses. The use of kava for as little as one to three months has resulted in the need for liver transplants, and even death. Early symptoms of liver damage include yellowed eyes and skin (jaundice), fatigue, and dark urine. If you decide to take kava, despite warnings to the contrary, be sure to get frequent liver function tests.

Using kava can make you unable to drive or operate machinery safely. Do not take kava before you plan on driving. "Driving-under-the-influence" citations have been issued to people driving erratically after drinking large amounts of kava tea.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t use kava if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Kava is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth. There is a concern that it might affect the uterus. Also, some of the dangerous chemicals in kava can pass into breast milk and might hurt a breast-fed infant.

Depression
: Kava use might make depression worse.

Liver problems
: Kava is hard on the liver, even healthy ones. Taking kava if you already have liver disease is taking a risk.

Surgery
: Kava affects the central nervous system. It might increase the effects of anesthesia and other medications used during and after surgery. Stop using kava at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.

Ashwagandha Side Effects & Safety

Ashwagandha is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth short-term. The long-term safety of ashwagandha is not known. Large doses of ashwagandha might cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting.

It’s not known whether it’s safe to apply ashwagandha directly to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use ashwagandha if you are pregnant. It is rated LIKELY UNSAFE during pregnancy. There is some evidence that ashwagandha might cause miscarriages. Not enough is known about the use of ashwagandha during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Stomach ulcers: Ashwagandha can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Don’t use ashwagandha if you have a stomach ulcer.

“Auto-immune diseases” such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), or other conditions: Ashwagandha might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. If you have one of these conditions, it’s best to avoid using ashwagandha.

Surgery: Ashwagandha may slow down the central nervous system. Healthcare providers worry that anesthesia and other medications during and after surgery might increase this effect. Stop taking ashwagandha at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
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  HERBALIFE Woman's Choice

Description Overview

 Help reduce the severity of perimenopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, moodiness, irritablity and sleepless nights. Hot flashes, sleepless nights and irritability are some symptoms associated with the transition to menopause. Woman’s Choice includes a blend of soy, red clover, kudzu root and black cohosh to help reduce the severity of perimenopausal symptoms.
 Woman's Choice - Key Benefits
  • Reduce symptoms of perimenopause and menopause
  • Support hormone balance
  • Benefit from isoflavones with estrogen-like properties

Woman's Choice - Product Usage

Take one tablet two times per day. Combine with Herbalife's Xtra-Cal® and Tang Kuei Plus to further promote women's health.*

SIDE EFFECT OF BLACK COHOSH
BLACK COHOSH Side Effects & Safety
Black cohosh is POSSIBLY SAFE when used appropriately by adults.

Black cohosh can cause some mild side effects such as stomach upset, cramping, headache, rash, a feeling of heaviness, vaginal spotting or bleeding, and weight gain.

There is also some concern that black cohosh may be associated with liver damage. It is not known for sure if black cohosh actually causes liver damage. Researchers are studying this. Until more is known, people who take black cohosh should watch for symptoms of liver damage. Some symptoms that may suggest liver damage are yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice), unusual fatigue, or dark urine. If these symptoms develop, black cohosh should be stopped and a health provider should be contacted. People who take black cohosh should talk with their health provider about getting tests to make sure their liver is working well.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Black cohosh is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Since black cohosh acts somewhat like a female hormone it might increase the risk of miscarriage.

Breast cancer: There is some concern that black cohosh might worsen existing breast cancer. Women who have breast cancer or who have had breast cancer in the past, and women at high-risk for breast cancer, should avoid black cohosh.

Endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and other hormone-sensitive conditions: Black cohosh acts somewhat like the female hormone, estrogen, in the body. There is some concern that it could worsen conditions that are sensitive to female hormones. Do not take black cohosh if you have a condition that could be affected by female hormones. These conditions include ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, and other conditions.

Liver disease: Some reports suggest that black cohosh might cause liver damage. It is not known for sure if black cohosh is the cause of liver damage in these cases. Until more is known, people with liver disease should avoid taking black cohosh.

Kidney transplant: Taking a product containing black cohosh plus alfalfa has been linked to a report of kidney transplant rejection. It is not known if black cohosh is the cause of this rejection. Until more is known, people who have received a transplant should avoid black cohosh.

Protein S deficiency: People with a condition called protein S deficiency have an increased risk of blood clots. Due to the hormone-like effects of black cohosh, there is some concern that black cohosh might also increase the risk of blood clots. There is a report linking blood clots in someone with protein S deficiency after taking black cohosh along with several other herbal products. Until more is known, people with protein S deficiency should avoid black cohosh.
 
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Herbalife Tang Kuei Plus

Description Overview

Support smooth muscle relaxation with Tang Kuei Plus. This herbal blend of Tang kuei root and passionflower also helps ease premenstrual discomfort by supporting smooth muscle relaxation.*
Key Benefits
  • Helps ease PMS discomfort.*
  • Helps relax smooth muscle.*
  • Supports the female reproductive system.*
Details
Tang Kuei Plus supports smooth muscle relaxation, and has relaxing properties that help ease PMS discomfort.*
Usage
Take one tablet three times per day.
Tang Kuei Plus

 
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Dong quai Side Effects & Safety
Dong quai is POSSIBLY SAFE for adults when taken by mouth and when occasionally applied to the skin as an ingredient in a cream. More evidence is needed to determine its safety after prolonged or repeated use.

Dong quai can cause skin to become extra-sensitive to the sun. This might put you at greater risk for skin cancer. Wear sun block outside, especially if you are light-skinned.

Taking dong quai in large amounts for a long period of time is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Dong quai contains chemicals that are considered to be cancer-causing (carcinogens).

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Taking dong quai by mouth during pregnancy is POSSIBLY UNSAFE for the baby. Dong quai seems to affect the muscles of the uterus. There is also one report linking an herbal combination that contained dong quai with birth defects in a baby whose mother took the combination during the first three months of pregnancy. Don’t use dong quai if you are pregnant.

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using dong quai during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don’t use it.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids: Dong quai might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use dong quai.

Protein S deficiency: People with protein S deficiency have an increased risk of forming blood clots. There is some concern that dong quai might increase the risk of clot formation in these people because it has some of the effects of estrogen. Don’t use dong quai if you have protein S deficiency.

Surgery: Dong quai can slow blood clotting. It might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking dong quai at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.



Possible Side Effects and Safety Concerns

Dong quai should not be used by people with bleeding disorders, excessive menstrual bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal bloating, or during infections such as colds and flu. Call your health practitioner if you experience bleeding, unusual bruising, diarrhea, or fever.
Dong quai may contain estrogen-like compounds and should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, children, or people with breast cancer.
People taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) such as warfarin should not use Dong quai.
Dong quai should not be used during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. It should also not be used during breast-feeding.
Dong quai can cause photosensitivity, so people should limit sun exposure and wear sunblock.

Adverse effects in Wikipedia

A. sinensis contains chemicals that are carcinogens.[4] 
It can cause skin to become extra-sensitive to the sun leading to a greater risk for skin cancer.[4] 
There is one case report of gynaecomastia following consumption of Dong Quai root powder pills.[5]
It prolongs INR.[clarification needed]

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Xtra-Cal product description



Xtra-Cal®
Herbalife natural health food product description for Xtra-Cal

Xtra -Cal™ offers one of the most concentrated forms of calcium available in a tablet. It is also formulated with other vitamins and nutrients including magnesium and vitamin D for better calcium absorption and utilization that can promote strong healthy bones and promote skeletal health.*


Key Benefits

• Three tablets supply 100 percent of the US RDA for Calcium intake for men and women.

• Contains vitamin D to aid in calcium absorption.*
• Includes magnesium to help support healthy bones, heart and arteries.*
• Formulated with horsetail, an herb containing silicon, a trace mineral recognized as essential for proper bone development.*
• Build strong bones*
• Protect bone density*
• Supplement your diet with calcium, vitamins and herbs

Details
A blend of calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, horsetail, kelp, sarsaparilla and spirulina. A daily calcium supplement, in addition to a healthy diet and regular weight-bearing exercise, may slow the rate of bone loss.*

Usage

Take one tablet three times a day with meals as a dietary supplement.
* The Herbalife weight management programmes are effective when used in conjunction with a calorie controlled eating plan and depends on your personal metabolism.  
SIDE EFFECT OF Xtra-Cal 
MAGNESIUM Side Effects & Safety
Magnesium is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth or when the prescription-only, injectable product is used correctly. In some people, magnesium might cause stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other side effects.

Doses less than 350 mg per day are safe for most adults. When taken in very large amounts, magnesium is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Large doses might cause too much magnesium to build up in the body, causing serious side effects including an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, confusion, slowed breathing, coma, and death.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Magnesium is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant or breast-feeding women when taken by mouth in the amounts recommended. These amounts depend on the age of the woman. Check with your healthcare provider to find out what amounts are right for you.

Heart block
: High doses of magnesium (typically delivered by IV) should not be given to people with heart block.

Kidney problems, such as kidney failure
: Kidneys that don’t work well have trouble clearing magnesium from the body. Taking extra magnesium can cause magnesium to build up to dangerous levels. Don’t take magnesium if you have kidney problems.


HORSETAIL Side Effects & Safety
Horsetail is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth long-term. It contains a chemical called thiaminase that breaks down the vitamin thiamine, possibly leading to thiamine deficiency. Some products are labeled "thiaminase-free," but there's not enough information available to know if these products are safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of horsetail during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Diabetes
: Horsetail might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Watch for signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use horsetail.

Low potassium levels (hypokalemia)
: Horsetail might flush potassium out of the body, possibly leading to potassium levels that are too low. Until more is known, use horsetail with caution if you are at risk for potassium deficiency.

Low thiamine levels (thiamine deficiency)
: There is a concern that horsetail could make thiamine deficiency worse.



SARSAPARILLA Side Effects & Safety
Sarsaparilla seems safe for most people when used as a medicine. It might cause stomach irritation, especially when used in larger amounts.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of sarsaparilla during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Asthma
: Exposure to sarsaparilla root dust can cause runny nose and the symptoms of asthma.

Kidney disease
: Sarsaparilla might make kidney disease worse. Avoid sarsaparilla if you have kidney problems.

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HERBALIFE Relax Now  Overview

A powerful herbal formula, Relax Now helps you de-stress and get more out of life. Helps promote a sense of well-being.*
Key Benefits
  • Calm stressed nerves naturally*
  • Helps promote a sense of well-being*
Details
It’s hard to get the break we need to unwind and de-stress. Relax Now includes the proprietary power of jujube seed, Passionflower and Ashwagandha to help relieve stress and relax your body naturally.*
Usage
Take one to two tablets a day. Use with Sleep Now for a restful night's sleep.
Relax Now *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Passionflower Side Effects & Safety
Passionflower is LIKELY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth in amounts normally found in food. It is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken short-term (less than one month) as medicine. It is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in large amounts.

Passionflower can cause some side effects such as dizziness, confusion, irregular muscle action and coordination, altered consciousness, and inflamed blood vessels. There has also been a report of nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, a rapid heart rate, and abnormal heart rhythm in one person who took it.

There isn’t enough information to rate the safety of passionflower when applied to the skin.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t take passionflower if you are pregnant. It is UNSAFE. There are some chemicals in passionflower that might cause the uterus to contract.

Not enough is known about the safety of taking passionflower during breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and don’t use it.

Surgery: Passionflower can affect the central nervous system. It might increase the effects of anesthesia and other medications on the brain during and after surgery. Stop taking passionflower at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
ASHWAGANDHA Overview Information
Ashwagandha is a plant. The root and berry are used to make medicine.

Ashwagandha has a lot of uses. But so far, there isn’t enough information to judge whether it is effective for any of them.

Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, a skin condition marked by white patchiness (leukoderma), bronchitis, backache, fibromyalgia, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease.

Ashwagandha is also used as an “adaptogen” to help the body cope with daily stress, and as a general tonic.

Some people also use ashwagandha for improving thinking ability, decreasing pain and swelling (inflammation), and preventing the effects of aging. It is also used for fertility problems in men and women and also to increase sexual desire.

Ashwagandha is applied to the skin for treating wounds, backache, and one-sided paralysis (hemiplegia).

The name Ashwagandha is from the Sanskrit language and is a combination of the word ashva, meaning horse, and gandha, meaning smell. The root has a strong aroma that is described as “horse-like.”

In Ayurvedic, Indian, and Unani medicine, ashwagandha is described as “Indian ginseng.” Ashwagandha is also used in traditional African medicine for a variety of ailments.

Don’t confuse ashwagandha with Physalis alkekengi. Both are known as winter cherry.

How does it work?

Ashwagandha contains chemicals that might help calm the brain, reduce swelling (inflammation), lower blood pressure, and alter the immune system.
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HERBALIFE Best Defense®
Overview An effervescent drink¹ that boosts your immunity.*
Key Benefits
  • Robust, standardized source of immune-boosting Echinacea*.
  • 1,000 mg Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.
  • 25 mg zinc sulfate to stimulate your cellular immune defense.*²
  • Convenient and portable for on-the-go use.  
    Details Support your body’s resistance with Best Defense® as soon as you begin to feel under the weather, before entering crowded environments, or whenever you feel stressed. Just one tablet up to twice a day helps you feel better…and stay that way!*
Usage
Great hot or cold. Enjoy two natural flavors. 1 to 2 times daily

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Echinacea Side Effects & Safety
Echinacea is LIKELY SAFE for most people when used short-term. There is not enough information to know if echinacea is safe for long-term use. Some side effects have been reported such as fever, nausea, vomiting, unpleasant taste, stomach pain, diarrhea, sore throat, dry mouth, headache, numbness of the tongue, dizziness, insomnia, disorientation, and joint and muscle aches.

Echinacea is POSSIBLY SAFE in children aged 2-11 when used for up to 10 days. But some children might develop a rash.

Echinacea can cause allergic reactions, especially in people who are allergic to ragweed, mums, marigolds, or daisies. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking echinacea.

Applying echinacea to the skin can cause redness, itchiness, or a rash.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy or breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of echinacea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

“Auto-immune disorders” such as such as multiple sclerosis (MS), lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a skin disorder called pemphigus vulgaris, or others: Echinacea might have an effect on the immune system that could make these conditions worse. Don’t take echinacea if you have an auto-immune disorder.

An inherited tendency toward allergies (atopy): People with this condition are more likely to develop an allergic reaction to echinacea. It’s best to avoid exposure to echinacea if you have this condition.

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N-R-G Nature's Raw Guarana Tea

Overview Get a natural pick-me-up with this zesty yet gentle, uplifting tea – infused with guarana. Guarana seeds can increase mental alertness and help maintain energy.
 Key Benefits
  • Boost your energy level*
  • Increase mental alertness*
  • Enjoy hot or cold
Details Infused with Guarana – an ancient, Amazonian seed with properties similar to caffeine, N-R-G boosts your energy naturally, while helping improve mental alertness.* Easily mixes with water and can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Usage
Mix 1/ 2 teaspoon with 6 fl. oz. of hot or cold water. N-R-G is also available in tablets.

N-R-G Nature's Raw Guarana Tablets

Overview Get a natural pick-me-up with the benefits of Guarana in a convenient tablet. Guarana seeds can increase mental alertness and help maintain energy.
  Key Benefits
  • Boost your energy level*
  • Increase mental alertness* 
  • Details
Make it through your busy day with a burst of energy from N-R-G. Infused with guarana – an ancient, Amazonian seed with properties similar to caffeine – N-R-G boosts your energy naturally, while helping improve mental alertness.*
Usage
Take one tablet up to four times per day. N-R-G is also available as an instant tea that can be enjoyed hot or cold.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Guarana Side Effects & Safety
Guarana is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when used in typical food amounts or in medicinal amounts short-term. But it is LIKELY UNSAFE and even deadly, due to its caffeine content, when taken in high doses or long-term. The fatal dose of caffeine is estimated to be 10-14 grams (150-200 mg per kilogram; the “typical” man weighs about 70 kilograms, so a lethal dose of caffeine for this man would be 10,500-14,000 mg). This is quite a high dose. Consider that one cup of brewed coffee provides from 95-200 mg of caffeine. However, serious poisoning can occur at doses lower than 150-200 mg per kilogram depending on an individual’s caffeine sensitivity or smoking behavior, age, and prior caffeine use.

Side effects depend on the dose. At typical doses, the caffeine in guarana can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate and blood pressure, rapid breathing, tremors, delirium, diuresis, and other side effects. Large guarana doses might cause headache, anxiety, agitation, ringing in the ears, pain when urinating, stomach cramps, and irregular heartbeats. People who take guarana regularly may experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms if they reduce their usual amount.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, guarana should be taken with caution due to the caffeine content. Small amounts are probably not harmful; however, consuming more than 200 mg/day has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriage and other negative effects.

Anxiety
: The caffeine in guarana might make feelings of anxiety worse.

Bleeding disorders
: There is some evidence from animal research suggesting that the caffeine in guarana might make bleeding disorders worse, although this hasn’t been reported in people. If you have a bleeding disorder, check with your healthcare provider before starting guarana.

Diabetes
: Some research suggests that the caffeine in guarana may affect the way people with diabetes process sugar (glucose) and may complicate blood sugar control. There is also some interesting research that suggests caffeine may enhance the warning symptoms of low blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes. Some studies show that the symptoms of low blood sugar are more intense when they start in the absence of caffeine, but as low blood sugar continues, symptoms are greater with caffeine. This might increase the ability of diabetic patients to detect and treat low blood sugar. However, the downside is that caffeine might actually increase the number of low-sugar episodes. If you have diabetes, talk with your healthcare provider before starting guarana.

Diarrhea
. Guarana contains caffeine. The caffeine in guarana, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
: Guarana contains caffeine. The caffeine in guarana, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and might worsen symptoms of IBS.

Heart disease
: The caffeine in guarana might cause irregular heartbeat in certain people. Use with caution.

High blood pressure
: Taking guarana might raise blood pressure in people with high blood pressure due to its caffeine content. However, this effect might be less in people who are regular coffee-drinkers or otherwise use caffeine on a regular basis.

Glaucoma
: The caffeine in guarana increases the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes after drinking caffeinated beverages.

Osteoporosis
: The caffeine in guarana can flush calcium out of the body through the kidneys. This calcium loss might help to weaken bones. To minimize this problem, don’t use more than 300 mg of caffeine per day. Taking calcium supplements may also help to offset these calcium losses. Postmenopausal women who have a genetic problem that affects how vitamin D is used by the body should use caffeine with caution.

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HERBALIFE 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program

 Digestive issues can affect weight, energy, immunity and skin. Jump start healthy digestion with our enhanced 21-Day Herbal Cleansing program – which contains healthy antioxidants and herbs traditionally used to promote digestive balance:

  • AM Replenishing Formula – A morning tablet with Milk Thistle, which helps promote the body’s natural elimination of toxins.*
  • PM Cleansing Formula – An evening tablet that contains Dandelion, traditionally used to support healthy elimination.*
Key Benefits
  • Healthy antioxidants
  • Helps reduce damage of free radicals
  • Fruit fiber for roughage
Details A proprietary herbal blend including antioxidants and fiber, such as lemon, pectin and grapefruit bioflavonoids.*
Usage Take two AM tablets as a dietary supplement with full glass of water at breakfast. Take one or more PM tablets with full glass of water at bedtime.
Milk thistle Side Effects & Safety
Milk thistle is LIKELY SAFE for most adults. Milk thistle sometimes causes a laxative effect. Other less common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, intestinal gas, bloating, fullness or pain, and loss of appetite.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of milk thistle during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to ragweed and related plants
: Milk thistle may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae plant family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking milk thistle.

Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids
: Extracts from milk thistle PLANT might act like estrogen. If you have any condition that might be made worse by exposure to estrogen, don’t use these extracts. In contrast, the more commonly used milk thistle SEED extracts do not seem to act like estrogen.
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Herbalife Cell-U-Loss 

Product Description  Overview

Herbalife Cell-U-Loss improves the appearance of skin in those problem areas with an herbal blend of phytonutrients which can help eliminate excess body fluid.*

Key BenefitsSmooth appearance of unsightly dimpled skin*
 
Reduce fluid accumulation* 
Improve the appearance of skin*  
Details
Excess body fluid can contribute to the appearance of dimpled skin and bloating. Cell-U-Loss includes a phytonutrient blend of hydrangea, dried short buchu, Uva Ursi and kelp which can help reduce excess body fluid and improve the look of skin texture.*
Usage
Take one tablet three times a day with meals. For best results, use with Herbalife's Body Buffing Scrub and Body Contouring Creme.
Fast Facts
  • A combination of calcium and potassium helps regulate fluid balance.*
  • A blend of herbs, including buchu, uva ursi and corn silk, have natural aquaretic (fluid mobilizing) properties.*
  • Includes lecithin, apple cider vinegar and vitamin C. 
  • buchu Side Effects & Safety
    Buchu seems to be safe in food amounts and is possibly safe when used appropriately in medicinal amounts. But it may be UNSAFE in larger amounts and when the oil is consumed. Buchu may irritate the stomach and kidneys and increase menstrual flow. It may also cause liver damage, so liver function in people who use buchu should be monitored by a healthcare provider.

    Special Precautions & Warnings:

    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Don’t use buchu in amounts that are larger than usual food amounts if you are pregnant. Buchu might threaten your pregnancy. There have been reports linking buchu to miscarriages.

    If you are breast-feeding, buchu might be safe in food amounts, but don’t take larger amounts. Not enough is known about the safety of buchu during breast-feeding.

    Kidney infections
    : Even though some people use buchu for kidney infections, health experts advise against this.

    Urinary tract inflammation
    : Don’t use buchu if you have pain and swelling in the urinary tract.

    Surgery
    : Buchu might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using buchu at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
     
Uva Ursi Side Effects & Safety
Uva ursi is POSSIBLY SAFE for most adults when used short-term. It can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, and a greenish-brown discoloration of the urine.

However, high doses or long-term use can cause liver damage, eye problems, breathing problems, convulsions, and death.

Don’t give uva ursi to children. It can cause severe liver problems.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Using uva ursi during pregnancy is LIKELY UNSAFE because it might start labor. Not enough is known about the safety of using uva ursi during breast-feeding. Avoid use if you are pregnant or nursing.

Children
: Don’t give uva ursi to children. It might cause severe liver problems.

Retinal thinning
: Uva ursi contains a chemical that can thin the retina in the eye. This could worsen the condition of people whose retinas are already too thin. Avoid use if you have this problem.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease
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Florafiber Herbalife Side Effects

 

Vitamin Supplement for Florafiber Herbalife Side Effects
Below are Florafiber Herbalife Side Effects related alternative medicine supplements and vitamins. Also explore information on treatment, health benefits & side effects with Florafiber Herbalife Side Effects products. Many of the sources come from our Encyclopedia of Natural Health and include relevant health topics. Uses vary, but may include Defying Effects of Aging, Promoting Healthy Cardiovascular System, and Maintaining Clear Arteries and Healthy Blood Flow and are non-FDA reviewed or approved, natural alternatives, to use for , Side Effects of Prescription Drugs, and Gum Disease. 

Florafiber 
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 The C.A.M. Report

What not to take before surgery

OK, you’re scheduled for surgery, and you take herbals.
Does your surgeon know what you take?
Be smart. If you use any of the herbals on this list, tell your surgeon.

  • Danshen: May cause bleeding
  • Dong quai: May cause bleeding
  • Echinacea: May interfere with immune functioning, may alter effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs given after transplant surgery
  • Ephedra: May cause abnormal heartbeat, may cause extreme high blood pressure and coma if combined with certain antidepressants and anesthesia
  • Feverfew: May cause bleeding
  • Garlic: May cause bleeding, may interfere with normal blood clotting
  • Ginger: May cause bleeding
  • Ginkgo: May cause bleeding
  • Ginseng: May cause bleeding, may cause rapid heartbeat, may cause high blood pressure
  • Goldenseal: May cause or worsen high blood pressure
  • Kava: May enhance sedative effects of anesthesia
  • Licorice (not including licorice candy): May increase blood pressure
  • Senna: May cause electrolyte imbalance
  • St. John’s wort: May increase or decrease the effects of some drugs used during and after surgery
  • Valerian: May interfere with the effects of anesthesia

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