Supplements and serious issues

Supplement 411 – Video Library


In 2003, Kicker Vencill, an elite-level swimmer, tested positive for a prohibited substance as a result of the use of a dietary supplement. Watch the video to hear his story.

Former college baseball standout, Jareem Gunter discusses the effects a tainted supplement had on his life.

Pieter A. Cohen, M.D., Harvard Medical School, characterizes taking dietary supplements as playing “American Roulette” following his scientific study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In this Consumer Update video, FDA Product Safety Expert Deborah Autor, J.D., helps explain the agency’s warning to stop using body building products that claim to contain steroids or steroid-like substances.

Get an in-depth look at a hypothetical dietary supplement bottle and explore the real-life issues associated with dietary supplement packaging used for products being sold in stores today. The video highlights the tricks and loopholes that supplement companies take advantage of when trying to persuade potential customers to buy their products.

The dietary supplement industry is enormous. Supplements that appear to be safe could actually be dangerous products in disguise. Watch the video to learn more.

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