- ChlorideChloride: Astragalus may increase the renal excretion of chloride (39).
- GlucoseGlucose: According to animal and human study, astragalus can lower blood glucose (19; 20; 21) in individuals with normal glucose levels and diabetics.
- LipidsLipids: According to human evidence, multi-ingredient formulas containing astragalus may decrease total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides and increase HDL (52; 53; 65).
- SodiumSodium: Astragalus may increase the renal excretion of sodium (39).
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