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The Ultimate Reason to Stop Taking Worthless Dietary Supplements: They Don’t Even Contain What They Claim to Contain

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.