The herbal supplement industry has been in the news a lot recently. More than 20 consumers from across the country have filed a class action lawsuit against supplement retailers. The suit claims that herbal products sold in stores are mislabeled and don’t contain the ingredients advertised. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is looking into the claims. Read the rest »
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Consumer Reports is taking a look at dietary supplements.
In this case, the consumer group finds the dirty dozen supplements you should avoid. Dietary supplements are not overseen by the Food and Drug Administration which can act only when there is a problem and consumers are harmed.
While most vitamin manufacturers and herbal supplement producers are responsible, there have been those who have jumped in for quick profits, especially in the area of weight loss and sexual enhancement. Read the rest »
John Stossel reported for 20/20 recently on the Kinoki pads. They are supposed to be taped to the bottom of your foot where overnight they draw out toxins which turn the pads dark.
ABC News ordered some and says they are similar to ones made by Avon that calls them “detoxifying patches”. Among those who tried them, a chiropractor, an actress, a boxing trainer. He said he felt no effect nor did an administrative assistant.
A specialist in environmental medicine says that some people may be feeling the placebo effect, causing people to think they felt better. The majority of the pads did not test for medals but a trace of lead was found on five pads. Read the rest »