Are you certain all the ingredients in your "natural" dietary supplements are safe, let alone effective? There is an alarming increase in the discovery of a wide variety of undeclared pharmaceutical ingredients contaminating supplements in the marketplace today. In July of this year the FDA listed 75 tainted weight loss products that contained undeclared medications--some with multiple medications in a single formulation. The most common targets for these undeclared, potentially hazardous ingredients are supplements for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and athletic performance. Caveat emptor--let the buyer beware!
PositiveTip: All considering taking a supplement should read "American Roulette--Contaminated Dietary Supplements." in the October 7, 2009 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.