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Know these facts before taking any supplements

Updated: Jul 6, 2021

When taking supplements consider the following:

  1. There may be side effects;

  2. There may be adverse reactions from interaction with other herbs or drugs;

  3. Controlling dosage and purity can be a problem with herbs;

  4. They may be unnecessary and, while not harmful, of no benefit;

  5. Natural doesn’t imply beneficial or harmless;

  6. Although some supplements contain useful drugs, they may not be suitable for self-medication because optimal control of some medical conditions should be tailored to individual risk factors and be medically monitored; and

  7. There is always the possibility that there is a safer, more reliable, and cheaper alternative available.

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