What are the side effects of Goji Juice?
In order to answer the question, let’s take a look at what Goji berries are.
These small red berries are found, and harvested in the Himalayas.
While they are only relatively new to the worldwide market, they are creating quite a stir because of their claims to incredible longevity enhancement, and health benefits of those taking them.
In the Himalayas, where the berry is found growing naturally, the locals respect the berries, and as a part of their culture, there is an annual two-week celebration held to honor the berry.
According to some scientific research, the Goji berries contain four master molecules that do not appear in any other food, anywhere in the world.
It is said that the discovery of these unique molecules called Polysaccharides is the biggest breakthrough in nutrition in over 40 years. Along with these Polysaccharides; there are also a number of other beneficial nutritional goodies found in the berries.
While Goji berries seem like the nutritional breakthrough of the past 40 years, one of the most important questions to ask is whether this nutritional supplement is safe, and what, if any, are the side effects of using Goji berries?
When speaking of side effects, and medication, or supplements of any type, even those that your doctor prescribes, it is important to remember that almost anything can cause a reaction in one patient, while another seemingly responds well to the treatment.
With that said, there has been no reported cases of anyone being allergic to the Goji berry supplement, or having noted any serious, or life threatening side effects, although it is in the early days since the world wide discovery of the supplement.
It is not recommended that Goji berries be taken at nighttime, as they may increase alertness, making it difficult to sleep at night. It is also suggested that those taking the berries be wary of the other fruits they mix with the berries, as they may have an allergic reaction to other fruits.
Another recommendation to reduce the likelihood of having side effects from using Goji Berries is to take them in moderation. Do not take over the recommended dosage, especially if you are a pregnant woman, as there has been evidence to suggest that over dosing on Goji berries could cause pregnancy complications.
It is also important to know that Goji Berries, like some other natural products may have anti-coagulant activity, which in most cases is desirable for those taking the supplement.
If you are taking a prescription medication containing coumadin, or better known as Warfarin, there is a risk that one of the side effects of taking the both together could be dangerous episodes of bleeding.
While Goji Berries can have the capacity to have some side effects, there have been no serious side effects noted for those taking the berries, and considering the known side effects they are less dangerous to the ones that you may face when taking prescription medication for common ailments.