Consumer reports finds 12 supplements with unsafe ingredients


Something worth reading, especially of you like trying the latest “health” supplement. If you’ve had an adverse reaction to any of the supplements mentioned in these articles, call Lundy Law. We can let you know if you have legal recourse.
ABC World News (8/3, story 8, 1:50, Sawyer) reported, “Dietary supplements are a $27 billion a year business in this country, but Consumer Reports has an alert” on “supplements the magazine says can be dangerous to your health.” Consumer Reports’ Nancy Metcalf said, “With the dozen supplements that we’ve identified, we think it’s all risk and no benefit.”
The Los Angeles Times (8/4, Stein) notes that the list of those that are unsafe include “aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe.” The report also “argues that the FDA has not fully used its limited authority granted by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to ban supplement ingredients that may be dangerous.”
The Washington Post (8/4) adds that supplement manufacturers “routinely, and legally, sell their products without first having to demonstrate that they are safe and effective.”