Many useless or dangerous products are being sold over the internet by unscrupulous individuals/companies. Consumers need to be aware of the dangers when buying products that claim to treat disease. Under federal law, a dietary supplement may not claim to treat, cure or prevent a specific disease or class of diseases.
Watch out for claims that:
When it comes to weight loss supplements:
Research has shown that slow, gradual weight loss increases the chance of weight loss success and of keeping weight off over the long term. No supplement can melt fat away –exercise is essential to long term weight loss and weight maintenance.
It’s important to realize that supplements can not reverse the long-term effects of overeating, lack of exercise or poor food choices.
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