A new study has found that many dietary supplements are tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients. The study, conducted by Consumer Reports, tested 44 different supplements and found that nearly 60% were tainted with at least one of these contaminants.
The most common contaminant found was prescription medications, which were present in 29% of the supplements tested. These included drugs like tranquilizers, antidepressants, and even cancer-causing agents. Other common contaminants included hidden ingredients like wheat, soy, and rice, which can be dangerous for people with allergies.
The study highlights the need for better regulation of dietary supplements. Currently, the FDA does not require supplements to be tested for safety or efficacy before they are sold. This means that many supplements on the market today could be dangerous, and consumers have no way of knowing which ones to avoid.
If you are taking dietary supplements, it is important to be aware of the risks. Talk to your doctor about any supplements you are taking, and only purchase them from reputable sources. Be sure to read the label carefully to ensure that you are not taking any supplements that could be tainted with dangerous contaminants.
A new study published in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis has found that many dietary supplements are tainted with prescription medications and dangerous hidden ingredients. The study tested 44 popular supplements for the presence of undeclared drugs, and found that over half of them were tainted with un listed drugs.
While most of the supplements contained only trace amounts of the undeclared drugs, some contained significant levels. For example, the supplement “Fat Burner 1” contained more than twice the maximum recommended daily dose of sibutramine, a potent and potentially dangerous weight loss drug that was banned in the United States in 2010.
The study’s authors note that dietary supplements are not subject to the same rigorous testing and quality control as prescription medications, and as such, they may be more likely to be contaminated with undeclared drugs. They advise consumers to be cautious when taking dietary supplements, and to check the ingredients list carefully to ensure that all ingredients are listed.