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Dietary Supplements Can Be Dangerous

Most American adults swallow some kind of dietary supplement every day, according to the National Institutes of Health. It might be a multivitamin, a weight-loss pill, or another product taken with the hope that it will provide significant health benefits.

But, the reality is that dietary supplements carry plenty of potential

The Dangers of Dietary Supplements

Every day, most American adults swallow some kind of dietary supplement, according to the National Institutes of Health. It might be a multivitamin, a weight-loss pill, or another product taken with the hope that a tiny tablet will conveniently and safely provide significant health benefits.
But, the reality is that dietary

Dietary Supplement Myth Buster

The dietary supplement industry brings in billions of dollars each year, with an estimated 90,000 products on the market—in a range that extends far beyond multivitamins. As defined in the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, which became law in 1994, a dietary supplement is a product that’s intended to

In Search of the Best Dietary Supplements

A lot of Americans use dietary supplements, with estimates among adults ranging from 52 percent (per the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2012) to 71 percent (according to a Council for Responsible Nutrition 2016 survey). Common reasons people reach for supplements are to improve or maintain health, enhance energy,

What’s Really in Your “Dietary Supplements”?

Surveys have shown that a large majority of Americans are confident in the “safety, quality and effectiveness” of products marketed as “dietary supplements” (a term derived from a 1994 law that questionably grouped drug-type herbal and botanical extracts with essential vitamins and minerals). So many were shocked at the recent

How to Drink Water Safely

“Don’t drink the water,” is not a warning typically heard in the U.S. Yet some of us may be drinking water that could cause harm. Major issues with contaminants, such as lead or bacteria, make news headlines, but more subtle issues may go undetected. Taking time to get informed about

Getting a Sense of Supplements

Arthritis may lead you to try anything to ease the pain it causes. And, for many dietary supplements present another pain relief option.
The use of supplements has grown over the past 40 years. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, more than half of adults in the U.S.

Don?t Take Your Drinking Water For Granted, Experts Caution

   Every day more than 240 million Americans turn on their taps to drink, bathe and cook. For healthy adults, the water that comes out of the faucets is generally safe, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take steps to make it even safer. All it takes to sicken hundreds

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