Last update July 17, 2022
The fruit of this tropical tree is used. It contains hydroxycitric acid (Hydroxycut), lactones acid and anthocyanins. Unproven properties are: satiating, slimming. (Fassina 2015, Chuah 2013, Onakpoya 2011)
At latest update no published data on excretion into breast milk were found.
Scientific evidence has clearly shown a lack of effectiveness as lipid-lowering or slimming agent (de Lira 2008) and a potential toxicity whenever abused (AESAN 2019). Cases of severe liver toxicity have been reported. (Corey 2015, Kaswala 2014, Lobb 2009) and Serotonin toxicity. (Lopez 2014)
A low-calorie diet along with moderate exercise is preferable. Many women who breastfeed their infants regain the weight they had prior to pregnancy sooner than those who do not.
Precautions when taking plant preparations (Anderson 2017, Powers 2015, Posadzki 2013, Efferth 2011, Kopec 1999, Hsu 1995):
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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