Fungus used in Chinese medicine as a diuretic and sedative. Used in weight loss products for diuretic properties that can alleviate fluid retention and reduce weight by reducing water weight.
Western studies are lacking. There are some suggestions that it may have anti-leukemic abilities. The only effect in weight loss would be the water weight loss because it’s a diuretic.
Contraindications: Possible allergic reaction in some individuals.
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