Dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with dangerous hidden ingredients, study says

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The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products — particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss — are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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The dietary supplement you’re taking could be tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients, according to a new study

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

Many over-the-counter dietary supplement products – particularly those used for sexual enhancement and weight loss – are tainted with undisclosed pharmaceutical ingredients. That is the key finding of my recently published review in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

My assessment of the Food and Drug Administration’s Health Fraud Product Database turned up 1,068 unique dietary supplement products marketed between 2007 to 2021 that contained active ingredients found in prescription drugs or deemed too dangerous to be used in people. Among the tainted dietary supplements that my

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8 Essential Supplements You Should Take if You’re Vegan

A plant-based diet provides many health benefits, including a lower risk for heart disease and diabetes, and protection against some cancers. Despite these perks, there are a few things to be mindful of when deciding to go on a vegan diet.

For example, vegans are more likely to be deficient in important nutrients like vitamin B-12, zinc and calcium — each of which plays a vital role in the body. Recent research has found that, on average, vegans consume only about 10% to 20% of the recommended amount of vitamin B-12 each day.

However, vegans can avoid these dietary

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