What are the side effects of artichoke and Alcachofa extract?
Side effects of artichoke and alcachofa extract contained in the Alcachofivida and BeLeaf products are thirst and possible allergic reactions to those who are allergic to the Asteraceae and Compositae family. Some members of this family are ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many other plants.

From our research, products that contain artichoke extract is a mild diuretic may reduce potassium levels. So while taking Alcachofa, please make sure you drink enough water and to eat more foods that contain potassium or take a potassium supplement.

Some foods include:
  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cantaloupe
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Lima beans
  • Melons, honeydew
  • Milk
  • Nectarines
  • Orange juice
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Peanuts
  • Potatoes
  • Prune juice
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Spinach
  • Tomato products
  • Winter squash
  • Yogurt plain
However, you should you consult your doctor about your specific case before using products with artichoke extract.
 
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