Here are the facts (source: Natural Products Association)1. Supplements are SAFE. Millions of people use supplements every year with no safety issues. In fact, supplements are regulated as foods NOT as drugs because of their excellent safety record.
2. Supplements are regulated. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) effectively regulates supplements on the market. Even the FDA concedes it has all the tools it needs to regulate supplement use.
3. Studies show supplements enhance health! The numbers show that natural products can save lives, not to mention millions of dollars in healthcare.
A few examples from the Natural Products Association: - Daily intake of approximately 1,800 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the occurrence of CHD (coronary heart disease) among the over-65 population. Approximately 384,303 hospitalizations and physician fees of $3.1 billion due to CHD could be avoided with supplement use.
- Daily intake of 1,200 milligrams of calcium with vitamin D among the over age-65 population could prevent approximately 734,000 hip fractures and hospital, nursing facility, and physician costs of $13.9 billion.
We wll be updating this page regularly with new information on supplement and herb safety. Every time you use a whole herb product, you're taking a step forward for your health!
To Life-long health,
Crystal Star Herbs