Specific Supplements Could Be Bad for Our Health

Specific Supplements Could Be Bad for Our Health
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One fascinating aspect of medical science is that the more you study it, the more you realize how much more there is to know. It seems that the Creator Himself has added so much exciting information for all of us to spend our time studying!

Some supplements, believe it or not, can be bad for our health. We must be extra careful before deciding what we put in our bodies. According to EatThis,NotThat!, a new study sheds some light upon specific supplements, indicating that they might not be good for the health of the consumer. 

Workout and weight loss supplements might trigger side effects

The new study in question involved over 26,000 military service members from the US. The conclusion was that 20% of those who took supplements for workout and weight loss had to face at least one adverse effect.

8% of those who took supplements thought to be prohormones, 6% of those who took amino acid or protein supplements, and 4% of those who preferred herbal supplements had to deal with at least one adverse effect from a list containing seizures, sleep disturbances, and more. We all have to admit that none of such problems isn’t something that any of us would want.

Malina Malkani, MS, RDN, CDN, declared for EatThis,NotThat!:

This study speaks to the importance of speaking first with a registered dietitian or doctor before starting on a new supplement – especially [if you] have food allergies or intolerances, are dealing with chronic health conditions, are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, taking any prescription medications, or planning to have surgery at some point.

Mascha Davis, MPH, RDN, said as quoted by the same source:

Since supplements do not have to be approved by the FDA before they are marketed, [you] should exercise caution before trying new products.

The new study was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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