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