Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Beware of over the counter supplements

While the majority of over the counter products for weight loss and general health improvement are mostly harmless there are a few that you should avoid. Supplements are often considered food products and are not regulated by the Drug Administration so you need to read the labels on those products. You need to understand what each chemical does to your body before you buy it. Some of the best weight loss supplements have huge amounts of caffeine or untested herbs as their main ingredients. So you need to do your homework and research each product before you put it into your body. The last thing you want to do is find yourself in the local ER because your body had an extreme reaction to a over the counter supplement. Since the government cannot or will not protect consumers against this type of product, then it is a definite "buyer beware" situation.

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