One-fifth of liver injuries are caused by herbal and dietary supplements in the U.S.
During the past 10 years liver injury from herbal and dietary supplements has doubled. Researchers analyzed data from over 800 patients who sustained liver damage from medications (acetaminophen excluded) or herbal and dietary supplements. Injuries jumped from 7% of cases in the first two years to 20% 10 years later. Liver damage from dietary supplements required more transplants than injury from drugs.
PositiveTip: Be very cautious of using herbals or dietary supplements without consulting with your physician.