I followed the recommended dosage and developed severe skin breakouts, with uncontrollable rashes. It started out on my chest, then arms, thighs and finally my neck. I had to go see a physician who gave me a steriod shot right away, prescribed anti-itch cream, antibiotics (skin became so red and raised up on my body), and a 6-day pack of steroids to take orally. Please be very careful when you ingest Chaparral - I think the side effects do me more damage than good. I cannot continue using this 180 capsules at all.