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Don’t get scammed by “all natural” claims
FDA warns consumers about the dangers hidden in “all natural” dietary supplements, as well as products marketed to treat or cure certain conditions.

Dietary Supplements News

FDA Press Release: Don’t use products marketed as antimicrobial dietary supplements
The FDA is warning consumers not to buy or use products claiming to antimicrobial and marketed as dietary supplements.
FDA Press Release: FDA Warns about Counterfeit ExtenZe Dietary Supplements
The FDA is warning consumers about a counterfeit product marketed as the dietary supplement product “ExtenZe”
Help or hindrance? Market for melatonin-laced brownie snacks persists
Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies are the names of melatonin-laced snacks that have been in the news lately as an anti-dote to the trend of energy/caffeinated powered beverages and products. But the research on whether they are safe, or that they actually work, has not been established.
Do dietary supplements have a hidden health price?
A recent study revealed that people who take dietary supplements tend to be less careful about diet and exercise. Supplements are not a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
The FTC and fake acai “news” claims
Watch out for apparent news websites, even those displaying recognizable logos, that make weight-loss claims for acai berry supplements. The FTC is targeting these deceptive practices.

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