What Is In Your Dietary Supplements? Study Reveals Unapproved Ingredients

What's in your wallet? Perhaps less money if you have bought a lot of dietary supplements. But do you know what's in your dietary supplements? If you think only natural ingredients, take a look at a study just published in JAMA Network Open. For the study, a team (Jenna Tucker, MPH, Tessa Fischer, DVM, MPH, Laurence Upjohn, PharmD, David Mazzera, PhD, and Madhur Kumar, MS, PhD) from the Food and Drug Branch of the California Department of Public Health searched through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Tainted Supplements database entries from 2007 through 2016. They eventually came up with a total of 776 adulterated dietary supplements, all of which included unapproved drug ingredients. But if you have taken these supplements, you may not have even known what you were really putting in your mouth since 97.6% of these pharmaceutical ingredients were not even listed on the products' labels.

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