Supplement use is associated with some 23, 000 ER visits and 2,000 hospitalizations in the US each year.
A new analysis of 10 years of FDA records reveals that from 2007 to 2016, almost 750 dietary supplements were found to be contaminated with secret doses of totally unregulated drugs, including prescription medicines, banned and unapproved chemicals, and designer steroids.
Over 20 percent of these offending products contained more than one unapproved drug ingredient, and numerous contained a cocktail of clandestine chemicals – in two cases, as many as six unlisted ingredients.
Takeaway: Avoid supplements for your children. Use natural food. Talk to your doctor.