The skeptical cardiologist has written multiple rants about the worthlessness of taking dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins and minerals.
Today the New York Times is reporting a “cease and desist” letter the New York State Attorney General has sent to GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart regarding their sale of “adulterated and/or mislabeled dietary herbal supplements.”
It turns out that 5 out of 6 of these supplements when tested by analytic DNA technology were “either unrecognizable or a substance other than what they claimed to be.”
If the lack of evidence supporting efficacy and safety of these herbal supplements wasn’t sufficient to stop you from buying these products, perhaps the fact that the bottles you purchase don’t contain what they are supposed to contain will.
Hopefully, this will begin the downfall of the multibillion dollar worthless and unregulated dietary supplement industry.
In the first chapter (I AM BORN) of Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield, the protagonist notes that “I was born with a caul, which was advertised