Study Shows Significant Risks In Taking Certain Dietary Supplements

April 23, 2012

While vitamins and dietary supplements we take may seem beneficial and harmless, a new study has shown the contrary to be true. In fact, Dietary Supplement Dangers accounted for more than half of the drug recalls that were made between 2004 and 2012 due to the risk of a “serious adverse health consequence or death”.

An article in Forbes magazine explained the result of the study showed a total of 465 dietary supplements being recalled during the time period. Sexual enhancement, body building, and weight loss supplements made up a majority of the affected products.

Several recent cases involving these types of medications showed the recalls were initiated due to undeclared active ingredients in the medications. Officials stated that individuals with certain medical conditions could be seriously harmed if they were to ingest the said ingredients.

Experts say officials are facing a difficult battle in eliminating these dangers because of how easily companies manufacturing these products throughout the world can make small changes that allow them to stay in business. Despite these setbacks, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in leading the way on several initiatives aimed at eliminating products with undeclared ingredients.

The Dallas Personal Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough recognize the risks involved with certain dietary supplements. That’s why the firm encourages citizens to read the warning and ingredients listed on the packaging of a product before taking it.