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Sun Apr 07 09:36:25 EDT 2013

Drank Mangosteen in Bermuda daily yrs ago w/no issue. T1 taking 500 mg of Garcinia Cambogia extract b4 breakfast & b4 dinner for 30 days. Concerns?
Asked By: theresamd  
Category: Type 1

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2013-04-11 12:51:13.0

Supplements like those you mentioned can produce some very positive effects in diabetes treatment, but there is a cautionary note. Mangosteen does contain sugar which needs to be incorporated into a diet pan. It has also been noted that using mangosteen for long periods of time may subject the user to acidosis. Garcinia can also produce side effects at times. The best advice is to discuss any supplements with your health care team and closely monitor your results. Supplements can interact with other medications you may be taking as well.
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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