Author - Antonietta Cerroni, Ph.D.

Health Canada Strengthens Warnings on Labels for Green Tea Extract

Update: Health Canada Strengthens Warnings on Labels for Green Tea Extract after Safety Review

A recent safety review of Green Tea Extract by Health Canada has prompted the agency to reinforce label warnings, as announced on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.  The changes are in response to yet another case of liver and kidney injury caused by a diet supplement. Health Canada is now asking [...]

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When Green Tea is NOT a Healthy Choice

Antonietta M. Cerroni, Ph.D. May 23, 2017 Green tea extract, a readily available “natural health product” (NHP), can have a devastating impact on liver function in people who are deficient in certain key enzymes, leading to toxicity, liver injury, liver failure and even death. The Difference Between Green Tea and Green Tea [...]

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Wondering why you cannot tolerate antidepressants? SSRIs can cause Serotonin Syndrome

Many people diagnosed with depression cannot tolerate antidepressants even at low doses. Sometimes medications have the potential to do more harm than good – if your body cannot tolerate them. To treat the symptoms of depression, patients often try different medications to no avail; nothing seems to work. In [...]

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