Banaba might reduce blood sugar and help the body use insulin more efficiently.
People use banaba for prediabetes, diabetes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for BANABA overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if banaba is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Banaba might affect blood sugar levels and could make blood sugar control more difficult during and after surgery. Stop using banaba at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs) interacts with BANABA
Banaba might might lower blood sugar levels. Taking banaba along with diabetes medications might cause blood sugar to drop too low. Monitor your blood sugar closely.
Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with BANABA
Banaba might lower blood pressure. Taking banaba along with medications that lower blood pressure might cause blood pressure to go too low. Monitor your blood pressure closely.
Medications moved by pumps in cells (Organic Anion-Transporting Polypeptide Substrates) interacts with BANABA
Some medications are moved in and out of cells by pumps. Banaba might change how these pumps work and change how much medication stays in the body. In some cases, this might change the effects and side effects of a medication.
Be cautious with this combination
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