... not available, so I purchased the 400 mg capsules. Are these 2 interchangable, and if so, what dosage of the capsules should be taken?
Slippery elm is suggested for a variety of conditions including: sore throat, burns, cough, diarrhea, GERD and external skin conditions. If you are experiencing any of these digestive, esophageal, or skin discomforts.
Dosage recommendations vary, but several supplement brands suggest taking 1,000 mg of the bark three times per day, with water. Your physician or nutritionist can help you to assess the best dosage for your particular condition and whether you should use slippery elm on a daily basis or only as needed.
There is not a great deal of scientific research on slippery elm, but it is thought that no serious side effects exist. Due to the fact that slippery elm forms a "coating" on the digestive tract, it may slow down the absorption of other drugs or herbs; you may wish to take any other medicine or supplements two hours before or after, for maximum effect.
- Slippery Elm Information for Consumers
- Slippery Elm Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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