Dietary supplements, which often make "miraculous” health claims, are easy to get your hands on. But do they really work?
Dietary supplements, which often make “miraculous” health claims on their labels, are all too easy to get your hands on. But supplements are considered food, not drugs, according to the Food and Drug Administration, so they’re not as strictly regulated as pharmaceuticals are. "The manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that its dietary supplement products are safe before they are marketed. Unlike drug products that must be proven safe and effective for their intended use before marketing, there are no provisions in the law for FDA to ‘approve’ dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer,” the agency explains. Photo Credit: kadavoor