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Death By Supplement Insufficient Oversight and Education Leaves Patients At Risk

Death By Supplement: Insufficient Oversight Leaves Patients Dying In Their Pursuit Of Health

In the quest for optimal health and wellbeing, many people turn to dietary supplements, often unaware of the potential dangers lurking within unregulated products. A recent tragedy in Japan, where five people lost their lives, and over 100 were hospitalized due to contaminated nutritional supplements, serves as a chilling reminder of the risks associated with inadequate oversight and calls into question supplement safety. This devastating event brings the dark side of an uncontrolled supplement industry to light and the critical issue to the forefront of global concern.

The perfect storm created by a combination of unregulated supplements, undertrained providers, and unsupervised use underscores the urgent need for reform to protect public health. It is crucial to spotlight the necessity for policy changes, comprehensive provider education, and increased oversight to ensure the safety, efficacy, and quality of products consumed by millions worldwide.

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Supplements for Brain Health: Do They Work?

In recent years, the medical community has witnessed increased interest in the area of brain health, with heightened research efforts directed at uncovering the complexities of neurological disorders and methods of prevention. Correspondingly, the U.S. dietary supplement market has experienced tremendous growth, accounting for more than $40 billion in retail sales of over 85,000 different supplement products in 2018. Now a multi-billion-dollar industry, the brain health supplement market doubled its sales between 2006 and 2015 and continues its upward trajectory both globally and within the United States.

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