Sometimes, dietary supplements can do more harm than good, warns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Before taking a dietary supplement, the FDA recommends:
- Be wary of products claiming a “quick fix.”
- Know the side effects, especially if you’re having surgery in the near future.
- Find out if the supplement may interact with your medications.
- Check with a doctor before using a supplement.
If you believe you are having an adverse reaction to a dietary supplement, visit a doctor and report the issue to the FDA.
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