How on earth are you supposed to choose the best brand of herbal supplements and the best type of herbal supplements? I always believe look to food first for a cure, then go to the herbal supplements. Like my skin, for example, I eat well but my hormones are a bit off kilter and I need some extra help from my friend agnus castus. So which brand should I use!?!?! So here's an article I found from Mother Earth News. Best magazine in town, hands down! Here's another article on how to choose the best brands of herbal supplements.
Don't be fooled! Herbal supplements can be dangerous if not consumed properly. And there are a ton of companies out there who market an herbal supplement that is not safe. Herbal supplements have never been FDA approved, so it's important to do your own research. Only recently did the FDA take action. They are now apparently requiring that herbal supplements provide a hot line on the bottle for users to call if they encounter problems. Not a very stable way of testing, but the FDA is apparently going to "monitor" this. If a company receives a certain number of complaints about a specific supplement, they will be required to respond to those complaints within a timely manner and will have to make modifications to their product... What does this teach us? Educate yourself and do your own research!!!
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