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Who should avoid taking Rise & Glow?Updated 7 months ago

Broadly this product is made with all naturally occurring ingredients, at modest dosages, so it should be well tolerated by the majority of people. It is free from gluten, dairy, common allergens, and additives.

Oxalate issues or kidney stones: Acerola might increase the risk of oxalate kidney stone formation due to its vitamin C content, especially in patients prone to oxalate stone formation. Vitamin C is metabolised to oxalic acid, so increased consumption of vitamin C increases the urinary concentration of oxalic acid. This may be exacerbated by the collagen in the product as this can convert to oxalic acid in the body, and some of the other ingredients such as raspberry which is rich in oxalates. People with a history of oxalate kidney stones (the most common type of nephrolithiasis) may wish to avoid the product.

Latex allergy: Theoretically, acerola might precipitate an allergic reaction in people allergic to latex. There was a case report of a man with a history of latex allergy who developed pruritic rash, dyspnea, and tachycardia after drinking acerola juice. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to acerola were identified in his serum. Researchers ultimately determined the reaction to be caused by cross-reactivity between a latex protein and acerola, but this is only based on this one study. 

If you’re having surgery: Theoretically, hibiscus might interfere with blood glucose control during and after surgical procedures. For this reason you might be best discontinuing the product at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.

Histamine intolerance: Some people with histamine intolerance issues and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) can find that their symptoms flare as a result of using collagen supplementation, so you may also wish to proceed with caution.

Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding may choose to proceed with caution. There is insufficient evidence to confirm the safety of using certain ingredients e.g. oral hyaluronic acid within the formula in pregnancy and breastfeeding because no testing has yet been done. 

All the ingredients are naturally occurring in plant foods or our bodies, so the risk of issues is likely to be low, however, if you don’t want to risk it, we recommend avoiding the product and using the straight marine collagen supplement while pregnant and breastfeeding instead.

We hope that this helps and do let our customer services team know if you have any further questions you can email [email protected] or click here for our Contact Us Form. 

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