If you are a regular at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc. you may want to rethink purchasing supplements at these popular American retailers. In 2015, they were exposed for selling fake and potentially damaging herbal supplements.
What Do These Fake Supplements Contain?
They contain radish, common house plants, soy, beans, wheat, peas, rice, and legumes. In a hope for a healthier diet, Americans are being deceived by the labels of these products and end up buying them. Regrettably, most of the ingredients are common allergens.
The 4 Bogus Supplements
- GNC’s natural supplements contain peanuts and soybeans, well-known allergens
- Target’s St. John’s Wort, Valerian Root, and Ginkgo Biloba are packed with peas, rice, carrots, and beans. They have no organic ingredients
- Walmart’s Ginkgo Biloba has radish and wheat
- Walmart’s Ginseng supplements has no ginseng but it contains powdered rice and garlic
Picking A Good Supplement
- Buy it from an organic food store, not a pharmacy
- Do not opt for the most inexpensive alternative
- Consult a specialist for the ideal dose and type
- Avoid buying supplements which have a lot of fillers or binders
- Make sure the supplements you purchase are devoid of dyes and synthetic colors
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