No Oversight Means the Supplement Industry is the Wild West

Over the years I have gone back and forth on supporting supplement use. The problem is that I have seen tons of evidence of fraud as well as out-and-out poisoning. Now a recent study that tested 10 supplements detected of five unapproved drugs: omberacetam, aniracetam, vinpocetine, phenibut and picamilon.

It is absolutely amazing what the supplement industry gets away with.

“Consumers could be exposed to up to four-fold greater than pharmaceutical dosages and as many as four unapproved drugs when using individual products,” the study authors wrote.

Listen, I hate TOO much government oversight but when the health industry cut loose and became independent in the 80s then this is what happens.

Here are my questions:

  • Which supplement company do you trust?
  • Did the supplement come out of China?
  • What else is in that pill?
  • Is the substance that I actually wanted to purchase even in this pill?

The answers to the above are usually not what you want to hear.

The supplement industry is the Wild West of governance, which means no one is doing it. Not that it is easy. Hell, we have enough problems watching over actually prescribed drugs.

The answer: Buyer beware. Your pressure could go up by taking these pills. You could have a permanent erection. Or, more commonly, you are just wasting your money. Two out of three of these things are bad.

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