Supplements and herbal remedies for weight loss – How safe are they?

Looking for supplements and herbal remedies for weight loss?

There isn’t a lot of science backing up the claims, and some have health risks.

Also, you should know that the FDA has cracked down on some weight loss supplements that had prescription drugs in them that weren’t noted on the label. You can’t always tell what you’re getting.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does regulate dietary supplements; however, it treats them like foods rather than medications. Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show their products are safe or effective before selling them on the market.

The Food and Drug Administration is suing one company for allegedly failing to properly test its ingredients.


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