Because you can buy health supplements at places like GNC and other retail outlets, many think that they are
safe and high quality. But that may not be true. They are simply putting the product on the shelf. You
may be able to get higher quality
products at your local health food store. The health food store
personnel will also probably have more knowledge about the products than
other retail outlets.
When it comes to your health and health supplements, you should be
concerned where you get your information, what you put in your body, and how you chose to live your life. With
many Americans overweight, many are turning to health supplements to either slim down or to help bulk up their arms and bodies.
The problem with most health supplements is that they are largely unregulated. This means that the FDA, or any other government organization, is not involved in checking these health supplements to be sure they are safe. One big
product that was pulled from the market was ephedra. This supplement was very popular with those trying to slim down without changing their diet and exercise habits. Some simply liked the burst of energy that ephedra provided.
Ephedra is now back on the market, but with the dangerous components removed.
You should always discuss with your doctor any health supplements you are thinking of taking. There are reactions with medications and health conditions of which you may not be aware. One herb or supplement taken in conjunction with the wrong prescription medication
could have negative results.
Health Food Store Supplements
Health supplements are also found on the Internet. If you choose to buy
them online, do a little research on the company. Find out where they are located and make sure you are getting
a high quality product.
Most health supplements are safe.
It is the drug companies that are trying to scare you because they want
you to take drugs. Just do your research and the health
supplements should be a very helpful addition to your diet, especially a
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