Last update Sept. 17, 2022
Very Low Risk
It is a polyphenol present in some plants mostly fruits like chestnuts, walnuts, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes, peaches, and pomegranates. Anti-oxidant properties are recognized. It has been used as photo protective agent in dermatological compounds.
Since the last update we have not found published data on its excretion in breastmilk.
It is a non-toxic product, found in many foods, so it is not expected to cause problems during lactation.
Its efficacy in treating or preventing cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases is under investigation (Rios 2018, Jaman 2018, Derosa 2016). Large, well-designed studies are needed to provide evidence for the efficacy of antioxidant supplementation in these conditions. (Block 2007)
We do not have alternatives for Ellagic Acid since it is relatively safe.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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e-lactancia is a resource recommended by Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - 2012 of United States of America
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