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Yucca extractYucca schidigera extract

Ingredient Type: Foaming agent

Yucca extract is a natural plant extract that is derived from the yucca plant (Yucca schidigera). It is commonly used as a food ingredient, dietary supplement, or herbal remedy due to its potential health benefits.

Yucca extract is rich in phytochemicals such as saponins, phenolic compounds, and steroidal glycosides, which have been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cholesterol-lowering properties. Additionally, yucca extract is thought to have prebiotic effects, which means that it can help support the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Yucca extract is often used in pet foods and animal feeds as a natural flavoring agent and to help reduce fecal odor. It is also used in some human foods and dietary supplements for its potential health benefits. However, more research is needed to fully understand the effects of yucca extract on human health and to determine safe and effective dosages.

While yucca extract is generally considered safe when consumed in small to moderate amounts, high doses may cause gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea and stomach pain. Additionally, yucca extract may interact with certain medications, such as blood thinners and diabetes medications.

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