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Dangers and Purity of Herbal Supplements

tea-745560_1280 (2)Up to a quarter of adults in the United States use herbal supplements. It seems the common attitude towards herbal supplements is if it is natural than it is safe. Most people I talk with have strong attitudes against artificial sweeteners because they are not natural, even after I explain that the bulk of research has shown artificial sweeteners to pose little harm (if you are curious about this topic I covered it in this blog). These same people do not realize that artificial sweeteners are FDA regulated and are studied before their public release while herbal supplements are not regulated and are not tested for safety.

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