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Popular Herbal Supplements Busted as Fake

A new Attorney General report has busted several major retailers for questionable ingredients in their herbal supplements. Not only did many of the DNA tested supplements contain potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list, but they didn’t even contain the herbs listed on the bottle…!


National retailers Target, GNC, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart have all received cease-and-desist letters demanding they stop selling a number of their dietary supplements. Some of the included supplements are ginseng, echinacea, St. John’s wort, ginkgo biloba, and garlic.

How does something like this happen? Vitamins and supplements aren’t regulated by the FDA. This means pretty much anybody can toss some stuff in a capsule and sell it without every having to prove its legitimacy to anyone.

To read more, visit ABC News here.

For tips on buying vitamins and supplements you can trust, visit Today.com.

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