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Why should you tell your doctor about any black currant supplements you're taking?

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Be sure to tell your doctor about any supplements you're taking, even if they're natural. That way, your doctor can check on any potential side effects or interactions with medications or foods. He or she can let you know if the supplement might raise your risks.

From: Black Currant WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Black Currant."

Lyall, K. , July 2009. American Journal of Physiology

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Cochrane Summaries: "Herbal therapy for rheumatoid arthritis."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids."

Natural Standard: "Black currant (Ribes nigrum)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Black Currant."

Lyall, K. , July 2009. American Journal of Physiology

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "Rheumatoid Arthritis and Complementary Health Approaches."

Cochrane Summaries: "Herbal therapy for rheumatoid arthritis."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Essential Fatty Acids."

Natural Standard: "Black currant (Ribes nigrum)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 30, 2019

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