If I am a consumer of a dietary supplement, what should I look for?
Consumers at large should be aware of the potential for drugs to infiltrate their products as this is happening more and more across the spectrum of sports nutrition products and general consumer products. In the consumer realm, weight loss supplements, joint products, sleep aids and sexual enhancement products have seen growing a growing trend of drug contamination. Even seemingly natural products or herbs can contain compounds that can be a problem. Inaccuracy of labels can also be an issue if consumers are getting less or more of a nutrient or element than expected. Consumers should look for products that have been tested by a third party to ensure their quality and verify that unwanted drugs are not present.