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Yacon

Main Ingredients:   Yacon (AKA: Smallanthus Sonchifolius)

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Herbs & Plants  >  Antioxidants
Herbs & Plants  >  South American
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7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 6 Yacon side effects and 2 Yacon benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Yacon, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
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Appetite 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Energy 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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Commonly Reported Yacon Side Effects
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Abdominal Pain 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Bloating 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
Gas 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Yacon Side Effects
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Skin Rash 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Yacon
02 Jul 2014 I started taking Yacon when it was shown on the Dr Oz show, not for weight loss, but for the "side effect" of making loose stools as I as constipated. I take two teaspoons (one is the recommended dose) in my coffee or prune juice. I can be sure to have a bm within about 2 to 3 hours. I worry about what it is doing to my digestive system. I stopped for 4 days to see if I could have a regular bm and on the 4th day, there was some activity. I can't wait 4 days, so I started again. I guess my main question is, is it SAFE for me. I am 77 yrs. old, female.
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