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Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)


Astragalus/Nutrient Depletion:
  • ChlorideChloride: Astragalus may increase the renal excretion of chloride (147).
  • GlucoseGlucose: In animal and human research, astragalus lowered blood glucose (136; 140; 141) in individuals with normal glucose levels and diabetics.
  • LipidsLipids: In human research, multi-ingredient formulas containing astragalus decreased total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides, and increased HDL (137; 235; 135).
  • SodiumSodium: Astragalus may increase the renal excretion of sodium (147).

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