Are supplements dangerous? Should I take them?

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Whether or not you should take supplements is a question for your doctor, and is based on your health, your medical conditions, and whether or not any supplements are on the market that could help you. However, it’s important to note that supplements have come under fire in recent years for their questionable health benefits as well as side effects and possible contamination.

There has been a series of recalls by the Food and Drug Administration of supplements that are supposed to be all natural, but are found to have drugs in them. Many of these supplements help with libido.

Unfortunately, there are no federal standards for any herbs or supplements. The FDA does not evaluate claims that any supplements make, and in fact the packaging for supplements makes it clear that they are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Over the past several years, studies have found that over a quarter of supplements for athletic performance that were studied were contaminated with steroids and stimulants. Some supplements have had to be removed from the market because users became sick. According to the FDA, about 50,000 adverse reactions to supplements occur every year.

If you really want to take supplements, and you feel that they can help you, talk it over with your doctor. There are some independent organizations that offer quality testing and display seals of approval, which may help ensure the supplements do not contain undeclared ingredients and may be able to keep supplements safe.

If you have been harmed by a dietary supplement, call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We have experience in working to help clients who have been harmed by dangerous prescription drugs, and we may be able to help you as well. Call us today to schedule a free consultation, or visit us on YouTube to learn more.

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