Nutrition Questions and Answers
Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.
Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.
Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.
Q: Are there any effects of overdosing on milk thistle, like taking 14 tablets per day?
A: While you have not specified the amount of active herb in each tablet of milk thistle, it is still not advisable to take such a high dose of any herb for any reason, unless under strict medical supervision for a specific medical condition and which would generally be for a short duration.
As you have not stated the amount of milk thistle in each tablet, it is difficult to advise on the overdosage.
In general, it is not know what the overdose symptoms of milk thistle are, as it has not been fully studied. Some research does show that diarrhoea and bloating may be possible side effects of taking too much milk thistle. The diarrhoea could be a problem if causes dehydration.
You really need to reduce the quantity of milk thistle you are taking and speak to a qualified natural therapist about specific dosage for your particular health issue.
Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.
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