Supplement Shocker

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Here’s another reason to get serious about your supplements—simply said, you may be putting your health at risk.

new report links dietary supplements to nearly 20 percent of drug-related liver injuries. And that estimate is probably low.

Two of the biggest culprits were bodybuilding and weight loss products, the latter used often by middle-aged women.

Up to half of Americans take dietary supplements. And it’s easy to assume if a product is on a store shelf, it must be safe. However, the FDA estimates 70 percent of supplement companies aren’t following basic quality control standards.

I’m not against using supplements, but I recommend you not take a dietary supplement that has not been evaluated by an independent-testing lab such as ConsumerLab or USP. Or, at the very least, don’t begin taking one without checking with your pharmacist or physician first.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional, Morning Glory, Evening Grace, here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

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