Be Wary of the Loosely Regulated World of Weight Loss Supplements
January 10th, 2012
The truth is that supplements are only very loosely regulated by the FDA. Unlike prescription drugs that undergo years of testing and clinical trials to prove their efficacy and safety, supplements need no pre-approval. In addition, the term “natural” unfortunately means squat in terms of safety. Similar to prescription drugs, “natural” or “herbal” remedies can have adverse side effects or react badly with other drugs.