Written by Alexander Kalisch, Markus Horneber and the CAM-Cancer Consortium.
Updated February 8, 2017

Fermented wheat germ extract

Is it safe ?

Studies in animals showed neither toxicity nor mutagenic potential of FWGE.8

Adverse events

The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers FWGE to be safe.13 Side effects of FWGE include diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, flatulence and constipation.5


There are no known contraindications.


In vitro experiments and animal studies showed no pharmacological interactions with agents used for chemotherapy.20



There are no known warnings.

Citation Alexander Kalisch, Markus Horneber, CAM-Cancer Consortium. Fermented wheat germ extract [online document]. http://ws.cam-cancer.org/The-Summaries/Dietary-approaches/Fermented-wheat-germ-extract. February 8, 2017.


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