Millions of people around the world dietary supplements in the belief that they will their health. New research doubt on the benefits of these pills and tablets. A new report from the American organisation Consumer Reports (CR) found serious health risks from supplements that vitamins, probiotics, and weight loss pills. CR said the biggest problem with supplements is that they are largely unregulated. While medicinal drugs to tested for safety and effectiveness, dietary supplements far less government approval in many countries. This that consumers largely in the dark regarding the ingredients of the supplements and how the body will to them.
Lisa Gill, an editor at CR, said the report how dangerous many supplements . She said they could liver failure, kidney failure requiring kidney transplants, seizures, and heart problems. Gill added: "Just because it's not prescription, you , 'oh, it's safe,' but that's not necessarily true." Gill urges consumers to 15 ingredients commonly found in supplements, including red yeast and caffeine powder. She warned: "There have deaths associated with each of these." She told people to medical help before supplements. She said: " your doctor and your pharmacist what you're . Treat it like a medication. It's that important. It's really about your health."