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    Default Stores Selling Bogus Herbal Supplements

    Please see this follow-up story: http://www.hawkeshealth.net/communit...ighlight=bogus

    Truman Lewis
    02/03/2015

    GNC, Target, Walmart, Walgreens selling bogus herbal supplements, NY charges

    DNA tests found only 21% of tested supplements contained what the labels promised

    More than half of American adults take some kind of herbal supplement, spending an estimated $30 billion a year in the belief that the supplements have some kind of healthful effect. And, of course, consumers think that what's in the bottle is what the label promises.

    Read more: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/...es-020315.html
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    Default Re: Stores Selling Bogus Herbal Supplements

    Yikes! I am trying to grow more of my own herbs and use them fresh.

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    I use homegrown herbs but I order my supplements from reliable online sources. Would never consider buying from US chains!
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    Unfortunately, this will be used as the brush with which to tar the entire supplement industry.

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    Possibly, but I hope not. I just posted this on FB and was immediately asked what my source was. I hope it doesn't turn out to be just another indictment of China.
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    This should verify it's true: http://ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-sc...ents-dna-tests

    Unfortunately he does plan to use these results to "reform" the supplement industry :(

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    Oh, good grief. How regrettable that they can't use the tools at their disposal to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications that are truly dangerous, like statins or bisphosphonates!
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    Thanks, mellowsong! Let's now begin connecting the dots, following the money, and the rest of the sad, familiar drill.

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