Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How Safe Are Supplements?

In recent years, there has been much controversy about the safety and efficacy of dietary supplements. Are they as safe as pharmaceutical medications? Should you be concerned that  they could make you sick? Interestingly, in the United States and Europe, regulatory agencies (FDA, EMEA, etc.) are trying to, or have succeeded in, restricting or blocking the sale of many dietary supplements to the general public. You might think that they are trying to regulate these supplements because they are trying to protect you from “dangerous” supplements that could harm you, but is this really the case?