There is no established standard dosage, although general guidelines may be obtained from traditional usage of various goji products (see Goji Dosage for more information).
There are no side effects that can be clearly attributed to goji. However, this may be because there is a lack of clinical studies with the supplement; there may be side effects that are currently unknown.
(Click Goji Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Theoretically, goji may interact with a few medications (see Goji Drug Interactions).
Normal consumption of goji through food is probably safe for most people. Medicinal use also appears to be safe in many circumstances. Some people may be more likely to experience problems than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking goji medicinally if you have:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Any chronic or severe medical condition
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Goji and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Goji and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Goji Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)