Are there any side effects of Goji Berries? - Nature's Superfoods Store

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    Are there any side effects of Goji Berries?

    While goji berries have gained popularity in recent years for their potential health benefits, it’s important to be aware of some possible side effects and precautions associated with consuming them.

    Allergic Reactions

    While not a common allergen, some people may experience allergic reactions like tingling in the mouth, skin rashes, itchiness, or other signs of allergies after eating goji berries, especially if they have known allergies to other berries.

    Digestive Issues

    Some people may experience mild digestive problems like stomach aches when they first start eating goji berries, likely due to their high fibre content. This seems to be a relatively common side effect.

    Blood Thinners/Medication Interactions

    Goji berries could potentially interact with blood thinners like warfarin, as well as medications for diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart conditions. Avoid consuming both goji berries and medication at the same time, take them 1-2 hours apart. If in doubt, consult your doctor.

    Potential Risks During Pregnancy

    Limited evidence suggests goji berries contain betaine, which may potentially harm fetal health during pregnancy, though more research is needed. Consulting a doctor is advisable for pregnant women before consuming goji berries. Overall, goji berries are generally considered safe when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet for most healthy adults. However, those with existing medical conditions, taking certain medications, or those who are pregnant should exercise caution by consuming only recommended serving sizes (10-15 berries a day for adults) and consulting their doctors to avoid any potential side effects or interactions.

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