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Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Blog, Essays, Politics | 0 comments

21st Century Snake Oil in a Capsule (or “The Vitamins You Take Could be Killing You”)

 

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Could two-thirds of the products sold in stores like this be completely worthless?

 

Of the more than 54,000 dietary supplement products….only about a third have some level of safety and effectiveness that is supported by scientific evidence….(and) close to 12 percent have been linked to safety concerns or problems with product quality.

— Consumer Reports

 

Each and every day, more than half of us ingest some kind of vitamin and/or dietary supplement.

Yet, a significant percentage of these so-called “health and nutrition products” amounts to garbage.  Worse, a shockingly high percentage of the tablets and capsules we gulp down by the hundreds of millions which have undergone testing reveals a shameful discovery:  Most produce no health benefits whatsoever, nor have they proven to ameliorate the various health conditions and medical symptoms they claim to improve.  Worse still, many these bottled toxins are dangerous.  Some can even be deadly.

That’s quite a claim, so now I’ll try and back it up.

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