According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition, vitamins and dietary supplements are $122 billion industry. However, most people don’t know that the FDA doesn’t regulate supplements as strictly as prescription medications. In fact, supplement companies don’t even need to prove that the actual ingredients match the label. Most of the time, if you have a balanced diet, supplements are at the very least placebos, and at the most, something that might kill you.
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Dr. Brett Belchetz says vitamin and supplement industry is able to make claims with ‘almost no evidence to back it up’
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Scripps integrative medicine physician Dr. Robert Bonakdar discusses important information about dietary supplements. Learn more:
0:03 – What is a dietary supplement?
0:49 – How do I know if I need a dietary supplement?
1:50 – Where is the best place to get information about dietary supplements?
2:43 – Can I take supplements on my own?
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