MUSK

OTHER NAME(S):

Almizcle, Cerf Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc, Chevrotain Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Deer Musk, Moschus moschiferus, Musc, Porte-Musc de Sibérie, Tonquin Musk.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Musk is a chemical from the musk gland of the male musk deer. It is dried and used to make medicine.

People take musk for stroke, coma, nerve problems, seizures (convulsions), heart and circulation problems, tumors, and injuries.

In foods, musk is used as a flavoring.

In manufacturing, musk is used in fragrances and perfumes.

How does it work?

Musk contains chemicals that act like the male sex hormones (androgens).

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Stroke.
  • Coma.
  • Nerve problems.
  • Convulsions.
  • Heart and circulation problems.
  • Injuries.
  • Tumors.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of musk for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

There isn't enough information to know if musk is safe to use as a medicine. It can cause skinallergies.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of musk during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MUSK Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of musk depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for musk. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Kato K, Funabashi N, Takaoka H, et al. Lactobacillus paracasei endocarditis in a consumer of probiotics with advanced and severe bicuspid aortic valve stenosis complicated with diffuse left ventricular mid-layer fibrosis. Int J Cardiol 2016;224:157-61. View abstract.
  • Thevis M, Schänzer W, Geyer H, et al. Traditional Chinese medicine and sports drug testing: identification of natural steroid administration in doping control urine samples resulting from musk (pod) extracts. Br J Sports Med 2013;47(2):109-14. View abstract.
  • Wang J, He Y, Liu X, Yang Z, Yang W. Steroid profile and IRMS analysis of musk administration for doping control. Drug Test Anal 2017;9(11-12):1779-87. View abstract.

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