Could Supplements Harm Me?

A listener says, “it seems like most doctors have an axe to grind when it comes to dietary supplements. What’s the big deal?”

Here’s my take: some supplements and natural medicines have merit, but many come with hidden side effects and drug interactions. Plus, supplements aren’t regulated for quality or safety like regular medicines and they can promise they’ll treat just about anything.

If you’re going to use supplements, I advise talking to your doctor or pharmacist to make sure they won’t affect any prescriptions or pre-existing conditions you have.

And research before you buy. There are great resources including ConsumerLab, the FDA, or even Web MD.

For some, my advice may be a bitter pill to swallow. But a dose of caution with your health is worth it.

Read more in my article “Could Supplements Harm Me? The shocking truth about herbs, vitamins and supplements” from Significant Living.

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BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.

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