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FDA Raid Nabs $2 Million in Banned Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it last week led a raid on Norcross, Georgia dietary supplement manufacturer Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals. During the raid, U.S. Marshals seized more than 1,500 cases of weight loss products. The goods, …

Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs Study: Most Herbal Supplements Contain No Herbs

The New York Times noted a study last week from a Canadian research team claiming roughly three out of four herbal supplements contain little more than weeds or powdered rice. The research team used a test called DNA barcoding, which …

More Herbal Supplements Recalled Over Sibutramine
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Over the past several weeks, the U.S. FDA has announced the recalls of several herbal weight loss supplements over undeclared ingredients. Products branded “Best Slim” and several Bethel Nutritional Consulting pills were recalled for actually having an active ingredient – …

More Weight Loss Pills Recalled by the FDA
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week recalled Bethel Nutritional Consulting’s “herbal” weight loss supplements for actually containing drugs. The sort of drugs that could increase blood pressure or cause “serious gastrointestinal disturbances.” Now the FDA has …

Weight Loss Supplements Recalled Over Banned Ingredients
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bethel Nutritional Consulting this week recalled the company’s “Quick Thin” and “Bethel Advance” products. The recall was issued due to the FDA finding banned substances inside the capsules. FDA tests on the …

Calcium Supplements Could Pose Heart Risks

It’s easy to get enough calcium these days. Dairy products are often fortified with the stuff. The elderly, especially post-menopausal women are often advised to take calcium supplements to increase bone health. However, a European study published this week in …

Weight-Loss Supplements Could Lead to Liver Damage
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Weight-loss supplements, as well as various body-building products, have recently been linked to liver damage. Although dietary and herbal supplments are used by roughly 40% of the American population, their side effects aren’t very well known or documented, as their …