Salacia oblonga
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Salacia oblonga Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

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.


  1. Flammang AM, Erexson GL, Mecchi MS, Murli H. Genotoxicity testing of a Salacia oblonga extract. Food Chem Toxicol. 44(11):1868-74.
  2. Wolf BW, Weisbrode SE. Safety evaluation of an extract from Salacia oblonga. Food Chem Toxicol. 41(6):867-74.

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Posted 12 years ago

Salacia oblonga is good

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