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Salacia oblongais believed to be relatively safe. Some evidence suggests that Salacia oblonga does not damage DNA. 1 Studies in rats have shown a good safety profile. 2 In human studies, the primary side effects seen are identical to the side effects of standard alpha-glucosidase inhibitors: gas and cramping.
Maximum safe dosages are not known for pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease.
- Flammang AM, Erexson GL, Mecchi MS, Murli H. Genotoxicity testing of a Salacia oblonga extract. Food Chem Toxicol. 44(11):1868-74.
- Wolf BW, Weisbrode SE. Safety evaluation of an extract from Salacia oblonga. Food Chem Toxicol. 41(6):867-74.