Cat's claw (Uncaria tomentosa, Uncaria guianensis)
Cat's claw/Nutrient Depletion:
- ElectrolytesElectrolytes: The mitraphylline constituent of cat's claw may have diuretic properties (22), which may lead to electrolyte imbalances.
- IronIron: Cat's claw has been shown to contain tannins (46). Theoretically, the tannin content of cat's claw may bind with iron (47), decreasing its absorption into the body.
- LipidsLipids: Animal study shows that cat's claw contains rhynchophylline (22), which may theoretically lower blood cholesterol.
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