Research the supplement before consuming any dosage.
It is always better to be safe than sorry. Try taking a look at different supplements that are in competition with the one you were looking at and research consumer reports.
There may be studies conducted about the supplement that are accessible to the public. The more thorough your research, the better able you will be to make an educated decision when purchasing.
The FDA believes that while some dietary supplements can be beneficial, some still need further research. Supplements are simply meant to boost vitamin and mineral count.
Due to this, the FDA advises consumers to beware of supplements that claim to “reduce,” “treat,” or “cure” certain pains and ailments, as this is not their purpose.
Supplements that claim to be “cure alls” or have no listed side effects are also sketchy; everything has some type of effect.
If you’re worried that you won’t know for sure which supplement is right for you or your family, try consulting your doctor or pharmacist.
Have you had a specific type of experience with supplements and would like to share? Let us know.
Any negative experiences with supplements can be taken up with the FDA MedWatch Program. They can be contacted at the toll-free number, 1(800)-FDA-0178.