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Consumer Reports List Fifteen Dangerous Ingredients

Consumer Reports List Fifteen Dangerous Ingredients

Consumer Reports is a trusted organization dedicated to exposing dangerous products. The organization has teamed up with an expert group of independent dietary-supplement researchers and doctors to identified fifteen potentially harmful supplement ingredients. The harmful supplement ingredients are linked to serious risks such as organ damage, cancer, and cardiac arrest. Factors that affect the severity of these risks are pre-existing medical conditions, the quantity of the ingredient consumed and the length of time a person took the substance.

The following is a warning list of the ingredients. Many of the ingredients can interact with other medicines, whether prescription or over-the-counter medications. Blood-thinners and cholesterol-lowering drugs like aspirin and warfarin are among the medicines that pose a greater risk when taking these fifteen supplements.

Experts agree that the health benefits of these ingredients found in supplements do not justify the risk. All fifteen ingredients were found in products available online or in major stores such as Walmart, Whole Foods, GNC, Costco, and CVS.

Here are the following ingredients consumers should avoid in supplements: ACONITE (also called angustifolium, aconite tuber, aconitum, monkshood, radix aconite, or wolfsbane), CAFFEINE POWDER (also called 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine), CHAPARRAL (also called creosote bush, greasewood, larrea divaricata, larrea tridentata, or larreastat), COLTSFOOT (also called Coughwort, farfarae folium leaf, foalswort, tussilago or farfara), COMFREY (also called Blackwort, bruisewort, slippery root, symphytum or officinale), GERMANDER (also called Teucrium chamaedrys, or viscidum), GREATER CELANDINE (also called Celandine, chelidonium majus, or chelidonii herba)

GREEN TEA EXTRACT POWDER (also called Camellia sinensis), KAVA (also called Ava pepper, kava kava, or piper methysticum), LOBELIA (also called Asthma weed, lobelia inflata, vomit wort, or wild tobacco), METHYLSYNEPHRINE (also called Oxilofrine, p-hydroxyephedrine, oxyephedrine, or 4-HMP), PENNYROYAL OIL (also called Hedeoma pulegioides or mentha pulegium), RED YEAST RICE (also called Monascus purpureus), USNIC ACID (also called Beard moss, tree moss, or usnea), YOHIMBE (also called Johimbi, pausinystalia yohimbe, yohimbine, or corynanthe johimbi).

If you have been injured by a dangerous diet supplement, please call Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, today and speak with a legal expert of product liability law.


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