Chrysin Side Effects

chrysin side effects

Now that you’re a bit more familiar with what Chrysin is, it’s time to understand what the Chrysin side effects are that you could experience.  Though there aren’t too many of them, and they’re not common at all, it’s always a good plan to understand what side effects are regarding anything that you plan on ingesting.  There is always a bit of risk inherently involved in supplementation, especially when you experiment for the first time.  You never know exactly how your body is going to react and it might take some practice to get an idea of what is right for your system and situation.

The Only Side Effect of Chrysin

You read that correctly.  There is only one Chrysin side effect that everybody needs to be concerned with.  It’s not very common and it might even be something you’re willing to live with.  Chrysin has been linked with blood thinning.  If you’re somebody who already struggles with iron deficiency and blood clotting, it might not be something you’d like to get involved with since a papercut could cause you to bleed out.  Okay, we’re being a little facetious there… but you really should think twice about it if you have a bleeding disorder [1].

Note – Even if you don’t have a bleeding disorder, make sure you stop chrysin supplementation two weeks prior to any surgical procedure to ensure the chrysin is out of your system entirely.

Other “side effects” occur if you happen to be allergic.  There is a good chance that you are already away of any allergen that you may have when it comes to chrysin.  Chance are you’ve ingested some honey at some point in your life.  Commercial honey doesn’t lack chrysin;  The chrysin isn’t extracted prior to packaging and resale.  If you can eat honey without developing hives, struggling to breath, or having your throat close up, you’re going to be fine to supplement with chrysin.

Too Much Chrysin

Don’t push your luck.  You’ve never struggled with blood pressure problems or bleeding disorders before.  If you decide to abuse and overuse chrysin, you’re almost guaranteeing that you’re creating a bleeding disorder within your system.  Chrysin can be powerful, especially if used in extremely high doses.  Those of us with the best iron levels will still struggle with blood clotting if we ingest too much chrysin.

Check with a Doctor

Some people won’t be able to supplement with chrysin.  You need to check with your primary care physician before supplementing if you are taking a variety of medications in cancer treatment.  Negative effects may occur, depending on the type of medication you’ve be prescribed.  In addition to cancer meds, chrysin has been found to mess with your liver when the liver tries to break down other prescribed medications.  The chrysin itself isn’t effected but it can render the liver less effective in the breakdown of other medications, resulting in negative side effects that are impossible to definitively note.

Just be safe and let your doctor know that you’re considering chrysin supplementation if you’re on any pre-existing medications and you’ll be good to go.


  1. Juan José Ramírez-Espinosa,1 Johann Saldaña-Ríos,2 Sara García-Jiménez,2 Rafael Villalobos-Molina,3 Gabriela Ávila-Villarreal,4,5 Angélica Nallelhy Rodríguez-Ocampo,4,5 Germán Bernal-Fernández,2,* and Samuel Estrada-Soto2,*
    Chrysin Induces Antidiabetic, Antidyslipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects in Athymic Nude Diabetic Mice
    Molecules. 2018 Jan; 23(1): 67.
    Published online 2017 Dec 28. doi: 10.3390/molecules23010067
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