Prescription Drug Interactions
Ask A Healer Natural Supplements Series
Will Goji Juice Interact with your Meds? Liquid Nutritionals Benefits vs. Interactions and Side Effects.
This is part of a antioxidant-rich juices and juice blends. Here, you will find information on Goji Juice benefits, safety and possible drug interactions.
What is a Goji Juice?
The main interaction I noted when researching this applies to those on certain blood thinners. If you are on a blood thinner, check with your doctor before adding goji juice to your health care regimen. More information below.
Goji Juice Benefits and Cautions:
Goji Juice and Getting Pregnant? One message board that came up in searches on goji juice interactions stated that two people known to the message poster had both gotten pregnant after drinking Goji Juice. There is no evidence anywhere else that this property is suportable, other than the fact that a healthy body is more able to become pregnant than one that is not healthy so any number of avenues to better health might have produced the same result.
Prescription Drug Interaction Alert:
Free Ebook: Are Blood Thinners Safe?
Of course, warfarin requires a delicate balance anyway and even some foods can affect the way it works, as can some over the counter meds or vitamins. If taking warfarin, this juice is not the only thing you have to be careful of but also discuss any OTC meds you want to take as well as dietary restrictions that must be adhered to when taking warfarin. In particular, foods with Vitamin K may be forbidden by your doctor because of the natural blood clotting properties in these foods. My brother is on Coumadin and he can't have any green leafy vegetables, for one example.
Although this is an article on Goji Juice and not Warfarin, you may also want to search the Mayo Clinic website for "Warfarin Side Effects. They have good articles on the side effects of Warfarin
Other antioxidant juices and any known drug interactions:
Goji Juice / Wolfberry / Lycium barbarum Disclaimer: Nutritional juices, with phytonutrients, are considered safe for otherwise healthy individuals who are not on prescription drugs or being treated for specific conditions. Diabetics and pre-diabetics should always consider sugar content in any juice, Goji Berry Juice or other fruit juice. Pregnant women and nursing mothers are always advised to consult with their doctors on any nutritional changes they want to make and before taking anything, whether natural or prescription.....I mean, ALWAYS. Regardless of how safe a product is, there is just almost no one who will say it's safe for a pregnant or nursing woman so check with your doctor, period. Lycium barbarum is no exception to this rule.