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I am currently not on any blood thinning medicine and as far

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I am currently not on any blood thinning medicine and as far as I know I am not at risk for blood clots or thinning. I want to take a garlic pill in conjunction with ginger pills. I know that they can increase the risk of bleeding. What amount can I take of each to reduce this risk? Am I even at risk? Maybe I just have to take one or the other, not both? For other information: I am 24; 5'7; 245lbs; taking psyllium husk pills, fiber tablets, occasionally Advil, and a multivitamin; I have slightly high cholesterol; I eat relatively healthy; I exercise at least 3 times a week.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
There are no listed adverse interactions between garlic and ginger. Here are two links for more discussion and dosing,
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