Are your “natural” supplements safe?

Did you know that supplement manufacturers “routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having to demonstrate that they are safe and effective?” Consumer Reports recently published a list of a dozen supplement ingredients they think consumers should avoid because of the health risks associated with these ingredients. Some of the health risks associated with the ingredients identified in the article include cardiovascular, liver and kidney problems. For more information or to view the list of supplements you should avoid check out:  Consumer Reports Greener Choices Dangerous “Natural” Supplements.

If you have a taken something and have had serious side effects, your doctor or pharmacist can report them to the FDA, or you can do so yourself by calling 800-332-1088 or visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch