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Are american vitamin food supplements safe to take?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Mostly: There is no regulation or oversight in this area since the supplement lobby got congress to pass a bill forbidding the fda to even look at these products. Most however are very safe as the manufacturers are sensitive to toxicity and hazards. However few have ever been tested for potency or effectiveness and most fail such testing. Don't waste your money.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2013

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