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Water Retention - All about Dandelion Root

Posted on March 24 2016

We know you are loving the Dandelion Root capsules, and so, we wanted to share a little Cute information about this wonderful product, and part of your Cute journey with health & nutrition;

Dandelions are known for many therapeutic properties and are nature’s richest green vegetable source of beta-carotene which is vitamin A. They are also rich in fibre, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins, thiamine and riboflavin, and are a good source of protein.

 

Some of the main properties of Dandelion are;

  • Normalizing blood sugar and cholesterol (dandelion root) 
  • Tonic; appetite stimulant and a good general stomach remedy 
  • Liver cleanser/detoxifier; remedy for liver and gall bladder problems

 

But the main one to talk about today is that Dandelion root is a natural diuretic.

 

The body has a natural mechanism for storing water and ions in the body, just as it does for storing excess calories as fat!  You may find that you are doing lots of cardio, and that your diet and exercise regime are going well, yet you still have this layer of fat covering parts of your body!  Well… that layer of “fat” could in fact be partly “subcutaneous fluid”, otherwise known as 

 

“WATER WEIGHT”!

 

By increasing the volume and frequency of urination, dandelion is used to shed water weight and when increasing your intake of water in conjunction with taking the supplement you will also be flushing out your kidneys and entire digestive system, hydrating your body, and brain, thereby allowing your metabolism to function more effectively, and promoting nicer skin tone and appearance, drinking more water causes you to release more water through excretion, thereby dropping "water retention”!

 

So if you haven’t tried it, try Dandelion Root as a natural water loss retention today…

 

Please always check with your doctor before taking any new supplement or medication.


The Medical bit…

 

Dandelion extracts should be avoided by people who are allergic to iodine or related plants such as ragweed, yarrow, chrysanthemum, marigold and daisies.

Besides potassium-sparing diuretics, dandelion extract may also not be used with some other drugs.

Drugs to avoid include antacids (dandelion increases the levels of stomach acid), anticoagulants (dandelion increases the risk of bleeding), lithium (dandelion worsens the side effects of lithium), ciprofloxacin (one species of dandelion reduced the absorption of the drug) and anti-diabetic drugs (dandelion also lowers blood sugar levels and may increase the risk of hypoglycemia).

Lastly, since dandelion is a diuretic, it can shorten the time a drug spends in the body by speeding up its elimination in the urine. Therefore, people placed on other drugs should consult their doctors before starting on dandelion supplements.

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