The new issue of Consumer Reports raises the alarm about 15 dietary supplement ingredients that are potentially harmful. Independent doctors and dietary-supplement researchers helped CR compile the list.
Major health risks from the ingredients include organ damage, cancer and cardiac arrest. Many of the supplements were found to have the potential to interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications, such as cholesterol-lowering statins and blood-thinning drugs, such as aspirin and warfarin (Coumadin and generic).
For a list of ingredients that the experts cited as risky, get the details here.
To see a PDF of how Consumer Reports selected the 15 ingredients, refer to this link.