Vitamins And Supplements

Below are various categories of vitamins and supplements. Click on a product category link to see which products pharmacists recommend most often. Learn more about our Top Recommended Health Products . Recommended Products by Category
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The truth about health supplements

Bottles with diet supplements containing the dietary supplement

Dessart Photo credit: AP | Bottles with diet supplements containing the dietary supplement ephedra sit on shelves at a health product store in Watertown, Mass. (Dec. 31, 2003) Lining drugstore shelves across the country, nutritional and dietary supplements can be found in any number of varieties. Boasting promises of slimmer waistlines, bulked-up muscle mass and increased performance, these products are both widely used and largely unregulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Recently, both NBC News and USA Today published reports with disturbing facts about the dietary supplement industry, including the news that items currently on the shelves diet supplements Fat Zero, Fruit & Plant Slimming and Extreme Body Slim contain sibutramine, a prescription diet drug that was previously yanked from the U.S. market in 2010 because of its potential to damage the heart. How did that fact go unnoticed?
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