FDA Warns About Fraudulent Dietary Supplements

Officials from the FDA say they continue to warn people about products they consider tainted and dangerous that are marketed as dietary supplements. The FDA says some products could be deadly.

The FDA says they have found nearly 300 fraudulent products, promoted mainly for weight loss, sexual enhancement, and bodybuilding, that contain hidden or deceptively labeled ingredients.

Here are the warning signs:
-products that claim to be alternatives to FDA-approved drugs or to have effects similar to prescription drugs
-products that claim to be a legal alternative to anabolic steroids
-products that are marketed primarily in a foreign language or those that are marketed through mass e-mails
-sexual enhancement products promising rapid effects, such as working in minutes to hours, or long-lasting effects, such as working for 24 to 72 hours
-product labels warning that you may test positive in performance enhancement drug tests

You can read more about the FDA's concerns over tainted dietary supplements, please click on the link below.


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