Ciwujia or Endurox is reputed to be a work out supplement to build endurance and to metabolize fat. It is also known as Siberian ginseng, but is not a true ginseng. So far, there have only been small clinical trial which at best are inconclusive.
It is not clear how Ciwujia or Endurox works.
Ciwujia or Endurox can cause stomach irritation and diarrhea.
Pregnant and nursing women should avoid Ciwujia or Endurox. People must realize that ciwijia's effectiveness may be due to a placebo effect, for example if it is part of a diet and exercise program, it may be the diet and exercise that accounts for the success. It is recommended to use single ingredient products and ones that are standardized. People must read the fine print on the label to obtain this information.
Ciwujia or Endurox is able to increase digoxin levels.
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