Know these facts before taking any supplements

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When taking supplements consider the following:

  1. There may be side effects;
  2. There may be adverse reactions from interaction with other herbs or drugs;
  3. Controlling dosage and purity can be a problem with herbs;
  4. They may be unnecessary and, while not harmful, of no benefit;
  5. Natural doesn’t imply beneficial or harmless;
  6. Although some supplements contain useful drugs, they may not be suitable for self-medication because optimal control of some medical conditions should be tailored to individual risk factors and be medically monitored; and
  7. There is always the possibility that there is a safer, more reliable, and cheaper alternative available.

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