Excessive eating of chia seeds may result unwanted side effects.
who are on blood-thinning medication such as warfarin, aspirin or coumatin
we recommend to talk to you doctor before using chia because due to its high
concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, chia seeds has anti-coagulant
properties and is a natural blood thinner. Please note that an overdose of
blood thinners may lead to excessive bleeding, which may result in negative
consequences for your health. Furthermore, people with low blood pressure
should better consult a health care professional before consuming chia
seeds as chia seeds are capable of lowering diastolic blood pressure (DBP).
very unlikely, an allergic reaction to chia seeds is a possibility. Like
with any herb, an allergic reaction is possible. If you are allergic to
sesame seeds or mustard seed it is likely that you will also be allergic to chia seed. The symptoms
of allergy caused by chia seed may include hives, rashes and watery eyes.
Then also more severe symptoms connected to food allergies may occur, such
as vomiting, diarrhea, a troubled breathing and swelling of the tongue.
most common side effects of chia seeds are gastrointestinal problems
ranging from constipation and hard stools to diarrhea, excessive intestinal
gas and bloating. The theory behind this is that the seeds are just so
absorbent that when they absorb fluids in the stomach, cramps may occur.
Cramps are only likely to occur when you eat large quantities. Bloating
can occur due to the fact that chia seeds have an abundance of soluble
little research has been conducted on the effects of chia seeds on pregnant
women and their fetuses most health authorities advise breast-feeding women
and pregnant women to stay on the safe side and avoid the use of chia
seeds until more research has been done.
small preliminary studies may show that alpha-linolenic acid from chia
might increase the probability of getting prostate cancer. However, an
other and much larger study involving 29,592 men age 55-74 years showed no
connection between prostate cancer and alpha-linolenic acid.
caution if you take vitamin supplements in combination with chia seeds.
Chia seeds is a very rich source of B-vitamins, especially B17, so make
sure that you do not take an overdose when you are also taking a vitamin
supplement high in B-vitamins. Vitamin B17 overdose has a toxic effect
which may result in a sudden drop in blood pressure.