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Unknown Side Effects of Dietary Supplements and How to Avoid Them?

unknown side effects of dietary supplements
HWC Team
September19/ 2015


Lack of time, knowledge, consciousness often leads to unwanted health conditions. One big factor is diet – if your diet is not balanced and nutritious you will eventually face various health issues. However, even then sometimes diet solely cannot fulfill all your dietary needs and you might be suffering from various deficiencies.

To fight those deficiencies and health issues, people often choose the dietary supplements in form of liquid syrups, pills and capsules. These dietary supplements can be targeted for anything – be it weight loss or weakness. Unfortunately, very few people are aware about the details of these dietary supplements and consume them without knowing if they have any side effects or not.

Moreover these dietary supplements are easily available in the market and can be purchased without any proper medical prescription which makes their consumption even easier. Below given are some unknown side effects of dietary supplements:

Side Effects of Dietary Supplements

The dietary supplements do show certain positive results when taken, but to a certain extent only. The dietary supplement companies advertise about the positive results of their products and they also assure that the needed dose of the nutrient can be availed from these tablets or capsules if taken regularly.

However, research says that there is no reliable answer to support that these supplements are safe and free from any side effects. Consuming them for a long duration can bring many health adversities. Even many personal reports speak of the hidden side effects of these dietary supplements. A few side effects which have shown up are –

  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Hair loss, etc

Side Effects of Dietary Supplements if taken without Prescription

If you are under any medication, you should consult your doctor before taking any supplement. Taking these supplements without consulting your doctor can lead to various health issues.

  • If you take certain supplements like vitamins and irons without consulting your doctor, you may land up causing more trouble to your body, as too much intake of these vitamins may lead to vitamin overdose in your body and may cause certain health problems or irritations.
  • If you have had any surgery, certain dietary supplements would not be suitable for you. They might bring adversities and make your recovery process more time taking.

Since there are no adequate regulatory settings for the companies manufacturing these dietary supplements, the supplement market is over flooded with low quality, ineffective products. Moreover, alluring false advertisements over media helps these companies to sell their products easily to a large innocent market giving them the required profit.

Thus, although the dietary supplements are sometimes very useful to help you in getting the right amount of nutrient required, but they do have certain side effects as well, and you should always take the advice of a medical practitioner before consuming any of these supplements.

HWC Team

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