The Truth Behind Your Supplements | Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

February 13, 2015 10:55 PM

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The Truth Behind Your Supplements | Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

Last week, the New York State Attorney General's office unveiled what could potentially amount to fraud in the dietary supplement industry. The office targeted four major retailers of supplements, Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Walmart, and accused them of selling bogus supplements. The office backed their claim that the retailers were selling supplements that contained very little, or none at all, of the advertised ingredients and demanded that the supplements be removed from their shelves as they could potentially cause harm.

This revelation, if true, is a real blow to the supplement industry but more so to consumers who have had their faith in the benefit and safety of the supplements they take shaken. However, I recommend that you don't throw out all of your supplements just yet. It has surfaced that the claims made by...

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