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Natural supplements can be dangerously contaminated, or not even have the specified ingredients

 

February 16, 2020



(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

C. Michael White, University of Connecticut

(THE CONVERSATION) More than two-thirds of Americans take dietary supplements. The vast majority of consumers – 84% – are confident the products are safe and effective.

They should not be so trusting.

I'm a professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Connecticut. As described in my new article in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, consumers take real risks if they use diet supplements not independently verified by reputable out...



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