Herbal Supplements Often Contain Substitutes, Fillers And Contaminants, Study Finds

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Two echinacea supplements as well as a dandelion-root supplement (Taraxacum officinale), which is sold primarily to treat digestive ailments , were contaminated with feverfew (Parthenium hysterophorus). Although feverfew has been used to treat fever, migraine headaches and arthritis, it does have negative side effects such as swelling and numbness of the mouth, oral ulcers, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and flatulence, the studys authors point out. Feverfew can also interact with various medications, including those used to treat heart disease, and should never be consumed by pregnant women, the authors add. Unethical activities The herbal product industry suffers from unethical activities by some of the manufacturers, which includes false advertising, product substitution, contamination and use of fillers, the studys authors conclude.
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Bottles with diet supplements containing the dietary supplement

“Garcinia Cambogia has been touted as “the newest fastest fat buster” and is a great supplement for our customers looking for help to meet their weight loss goals,” said Mike Alderfer, CEO and President of Sorvita Health Products. “As we head into the holiday season, many of our customers are wanting to avoid seasonal weight gain. We wanted to give those who might be looking for help with their weight management goals, an extra incentive to try our product.” On his popular television program, Dr. Oz discussed the Garcinia Cambogia Extract’s ability to shut down the liver enzyme that is responsible for converting carbs into fat cells. He also talked about how the supplement works to elevate levels of Serotonin in the body and manage the production of the stress hormone Cortisol. The increased Serotonin helps to regulate mood, reduce appetite and emotional eating.
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Anti-Doping Agencys Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements, said that should be a red flag for consumers. Because of the way they are regulated, there is no FDA oversight or quality control prior to supplement products reaching the shelves, she said. Although adverse events are grossly underreported, there are reports of very serious adverse events and deaths from the use of supplements in the performance, weight loss, sexual enhancement and body building categories. Eichner added that it is impossible for consumers to be sure of a supplements safety and that hundreds, if not thousands of sport supplements are contaminated or spiked with synthetic steroids, stimulants and experimental chemicals that have no place in food. In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Dr. Paul Offit, chief of the division of infectious diseases at the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and author of the book, Do You Believe in Magic?
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Brownstein, a Newsmax contributor and editor of the Natural Way to Health, uses supplements in his own practice, but makes sure that he is working with trustworthy companies that verify and guarantee the products they sell. “It’s a conundrum for consumers,” he says, noting the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate supplements like drugs so consumer information can be difficult to find on herbal supplements. “So what can you do? Try to buy things from reputable companies, because there are companies that [offer] products test out well. You should also work with a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner who should be able to verify what’s in that label by asking the companies for their [product certification] data sheets to make sure the labels reflect what’s in the supplements.” The U.S. herbal supplements business is a $5 billion-per-year industry.
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