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Herbal Supplements May Not Live Up to Packaging Claims

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If you buy certain herbal supplements you may not be getting what you're paying for.

The first question is whether the herbal supplements actually work. The second is if there are any herbs in them at all.

The New York Times reported that recent DNA testing by Canadian researchers showed one out of three herbal supplements tested had no trace of the labeled supplement at all.

Many others were found to be made up mostly of cheap fillers like powdered rice and weeds.

The study looked at 44 bottles of popular supplements sold by 12 companies.

A nonprofit group that supports herbal supplements says quality control is an issue, but not as bad as what was reported in this study.

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