White Willow Bark Extract Powder
Aspirin, the headache reliever, actually derives a similar chemical to that which is contained in White Willow (the one associated with White Willow is called Salicin) in the formula they use to make their low grade pain reliever. But White Willow extract is often thought to be a better alternative to Aspirin because it does not have the negative side effects of thinning the stomach lining or the blood.
Health Benefits Provided by White Willow Bark Extract
Salicin and the other antioxidants that make up willow bark can go on to prevent the healthy cells in the body from being damaged by harmful free radicals.
Supplement FactsServing size: 1600 milligrams
Serving per container: *
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value**|
|White Willow Bark 1600 mg||*|
|Salicin 240 mg||*|
** Based on 2,000 calorie diet
Sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten, corn and additives.
As a dietary supplement, take 400mg to 1600mg per day, or as directed by a physician.
Serving Size & Timing
As a dietary supplement, take between 400 and 1600 mg. This maximum allowance should not be exceeded.
WHITE WILLOW SIDE EFFECTS
All salicylates are generally known to have possible negative side effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, stomach pains, or general gastrointestinal problems. Taking much more than the recommended daily dosage may result in skin rash, inflammation, vomiting, dizziness, nausea and tinnitus.
While not thoroughly researched, White Willow should not be given to children in order to alleviate any pain or fever brought on by conditions such as flu or chickenpox, as it is possible that it could lead to development or Reyes' Syndrome (a syndrome which is normally brought on by use of aspirin on children). Those that have ulcers, gastrointestinal sores or other problems should avoid this drug as well. Anyone taking medication for blood-thinning purposes should not that White Willow Bark may magnify the effects. For any medication concern at all, it is always best to talk with a doctor before taking this supplement in order to avoid negative drug interactions.
Anyone that has developed sensitivity to aspirin should also avoid this extract. Talk with a doctor if you are unsure whether your own medical condition will have a negative reaction with White Willow before use. Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid this product due to a lack of information on the matter.
This supplement tastes rather bitter and does not dissolve easily in water. It can, however, be mixed into a tea with some hot water and sweetener to detract from the bad flavor. Natural sources of salicin are more readily absorbed by the body than are synthetic sources such as aspirin. This should be taken into account when determining whether White Willow Bark Extract is right for you. This product should be stored in an area that is free from light, heat and moisture in order to preserve potency of the extract.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
California residents: Click Here for Proposition 65 warning.