I often receive questions about potential interactions between medications and supplements, food and medications, and food and supplements. It's a very important topic, and recently my favorite nutrition newsletter, Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, featured an article about this topic, so I wanted to share the info with you.
Potential interactions between medications and supplements:
--Coenzyme Q-10: Use caution in taking this antioxidant supplement with blood-pressure medication, anticoagulants or chemotherapy drugs.
--Echinacea: This herbal cold remedy might change how the body breaks down some medications, especially in the liver.
--Ginkgo biloba: This herbal memory supplement can decrease the effectiveness of anti-seizure medications. There is also a possibility of interactions with a wide range of other medications, so make sure your physician knows if you’re taking ginkgo.
--Ginseng: This popular herb can increase the risk of bleeding when taking with anticoagulants s...Read More