Dr Oz: What Is Really In Your Vitamins?
Dr. Oz has been recommending various vitamins and supplements to his viewers for several years, so when he found out some of the biggest companies are duping consumers he got very upset. He enlisted the help of Consumer Lab to take a closer look and find out what is really in your supplements. What he learned might surprise you as much as it surprised him!
Dr Oz: Centrum Flavor Burst Vitamin Review
Dr. Tod Cooperman, President of ConsumerLab.com, researched several vitamins and supplements and found that 40% failed their testing! He used the following criteria as he looked at each of the products and one product, Centrum Chewable Flavor Burst For Adults, actually had two and half times the recommended amount of vitamin A in retinol form, which is dangerous if you get too much. Dr. Cooperman says this amount of vitamin A could lead to a serious problem like weakening of your bones, so it is important to know what is in your vitamins and how much you really need of each one.
- May have too little of an ingredient listed on the label
- May have too much of an ingredient listed on the label
- May be contaminated with heavy metals, like lead
- Pills may not break apart properly