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Today's @Care2 article covers some #dietary #supplements being worse than useless: #health #nutrition

Today's @Care2 article covers some #dietary #supplements being worse than useless: #health #nutrition

Even when we’re given good advice at health food stores, the recommended dietary supplements may not contain what they say on the label. In my last Care2 column, Bad Health Food Store Advice , I run through some of the studies suggesting that health food store employees do not appear sufficiently trained or knowledgeable to be dishing out medical advice. One of the studies I detail in my 2-min. video Bad Advice From Health Food Store Employees found at least some uniformity in their recommendations. Researchers went into health food stores feigning depression and most were given St. John’s wort supplements (though at widely varying doses and without mentioning the significant drug reactions and side-effects such as photosensitivity). Still, at least they were vaguely consistent with their advice. What was not consistent was the level of the active ingredient, hypericin, pr...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/many-supplements-worse-t...

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