Thursday, April 14, 2016

Are Dietary Supplements Safe?

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a warning that supplements are responsible for 2,100 admissions to hospitals each year.  It is true that nutrients are sometimes laced with stimulants that can lead to chest pain, palpitations, and dizziness, especially those that claim weight loss, energy boosts, and enhanced sexual performance.  As long as you stay away from stimulants, however, dietary supplements are extremely safe, much, much more so than prescription drugs.  The CDC’s warning sounds like it is condemning all supplements, which is totally inappropriate.

See The Week, December 25, 2015, p. 31.


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