Fenugreek

Fenugreek

Helps Promote Milk Production

500 mg

90 Capsules ( SKU: 9677, NPN: 80096992 )

Benefits

  • Provides 500 mg of fenugreek seed per capsule, allowing for flexible daily dosing
  • Extensive traditional history as a medicinal botanical used as an aidfor digestion and lactation, along with blood lipid and sugar control
  • Single herbal support to clear mucous from the upperrespiratory passages
  • Rich in antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fibre, flavonoids,vitamins, and minerals
  • No dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, soy, fish, shellfish, corn, egg,tree nuts, or GMOs

Feature Summary

Fenugreek has a long history of traditional use, primarily to promote milk production, but also as a mild laxative, an expectorant for respiratory mucous, and an anti-inflammatory. Grown in Asia, Africa, and Europe, this annual plant is used as both a food and a spice. It is one of the oldest known medicinal plants and has been used by Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners since antiquity. As a lactation aid, it significantly increases milk production, reduces infant weight loss in the first week of life, and helps infants regain weight. Its high-soluble and insoluble fibre content provides a protective barrier in the digestive tract, helping to both provide relief from heartburn symptoms and improve digestive function. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory compounds, contributing to fenugreek’s long tradition of promoting good health. Additionally, fenugreek has been used traditionally to help reduce elevated blood lipid levels and for the promotion of healthy glucose levels.

Medicinal Ingredients

Each Capsule Contains:
Fenugreek Powder (Trigonella foenum-graecum) (seed) 500 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients

Gelatin capsule (gelatin, purified water), croscarmellose sodium, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).

Allergens:

Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs

Contraindications

Theoretically, individuals who are allergic to plants of the Fabaceae family, including soybeans, peanuts, chickpeas, and green peas, might also be allergic to fenugreek. Fenugreek should not be used during pregnancy, in combination with anticoagulant medications, or by individuals with a history of bleeding disorders.

Drug Interactions

Fenugreek might have additive effects when used with anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs, although it is unclear if this is clinically significant. Fenugreek may reduce blood glucose levels and may be additive to anti-diabetes drugs. Monitor blood glucose levels closely. Fenugreek may reduce blood lipid levels and may be additive to lipid-lowering medication. Monitor lipid levels closely.

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