Cats claw toxicity
CAT'S CLAW DANGERS
Is cat's claw safe?
Cat's claw is considered safe in the recommended doses and in healthy adults.
The dose of cat's claw for an adult is usually 2-3 capsules per day of 500mg, although it may vary depending on the weight, age and person.
The appropriate dose for each person should be prescribed by a medical professional.
What components does it contain?
Dangers of cat's claw: Effects and activity of the plant
Illustration of cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa). Courtesy of ©Dibujosparapintar.com
Cat's claw contains two types of alkaloids, on which its medicinal action depends:
Potential toxicity of cat's claw
Cat's claw has, above all, important contraindications that must be taken into account before deciding to perform the treatment.
The plant should not be given to people who have been transplanted from an organ, or people with autoimmune diseases.
* More information on the contraindications of cat's claw in the listing above.
Cat's claw during pregnancy and lactation
The alkaloids can cross the placenta and mammary barrier to the fetus or baby. The phytoestrogens it contains may have abortifacient effects, so cat's claw is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
More information on cats claw in the listing
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.