- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Vitamins May Be Dangerous? Check Labels for Harmful Ingredients!
Vitamins/Supplements: Dangerous Ingredients to Watch For!
Many vitamins and supplements are unsafe because they contain ingredients which may be harmful to our health.
Many of these vitamins/supplements are made in China and although the FDA has had offices there since 2008, they have inspected none of the factories.
Consumer Reports lists the ingredients that may be harmful to us in a recent publication.
These include: aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia, and yohimbe.
These 12 herbs, etc. are known to cause liver/kidney damage, heart rhythm disorders and unhealthy blood pressure levels, the report stated.
Beware: The Word "Natural" When It Comes to Vitamins/Supplements!
According to Consumer Reports the word "natural" on the label of vitamins/supplements may be misleading! Therefore, you must check the labels for the 12 contaminants I've detailed in this Hub.
If you see that your vitamins/supplements contain any of these contaminants, do not purchase!
If you've recently purchased vitamins/supplements that contain these contaminants, call the company where you purchased them and demand a full refund! Speak with a supervisor and tell them to make note of why you're returning the vitamins/supplements! This is critical!
Madam Aphrodite Speaks™
I buy a ton of vitamins/supplements and I buy from reputable online and brick-and-mortar establishments, but no one can deny this report.
The solution is simple: Write down the list of the 12 contaminants and keep them in your wallet. When you buy a product online, check the label; all ingredients are listed. The same when shopping at a brick-and-mortar retail outlet.
NOTE: If you find products that contain these contaminants, DO NOT BUY THE PRODUCT. And just as important, take the time to write an email to the company, detailing your findings. If I were you, I WOULD NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY AGAIN, AND WOULD TELL THEM SO. The pen is mightier than the sword and letters like these will require the industry to police itself!