If you are a regular at Walgreens, Walmart, Target, etc. you might want to rethink buying supplements at these popular American retailers. In 2015, they were exposed for selling fake and potentially harmful herbal supplements.
What Do These Bogus Supplements Contain?
They contain radish, common house plants, soy, beans, wheat, peas, rice, and legumes. In a hope for a healthier diet, Americans are being tricked by the labels of these products and end up buying them. Unfortunately, most of the ingredients are common allergens.
The 4 Bogus Supplements
- GNC’s herbal supplements contain peanuts and soybeans, well-known allergens
- Target’s St. John’s Wort, Valerian Root, and Ginkgo Biloba are stuffed with peas, rice, carrots, and beans. They have zero herbal ingredients
- Walmart’s Ginkgo Biloba has radish and wheat
- Walmart’s Ginseng supplements has no ginseng but it contains powdered rice and garlic
Choosing a Good Supplement
- Buy it from a health food store, not a drugstore
- Don’t go for the cheapest option
- Consult a practitioner for the right dosage and type
- Avoid buying supplements which have too many fillers or binders
- Make sure the supplements you buy are free of dyes and artificial colors