FDA Cracking Down on Dietary Supplement Company

The Food and Drug Administration is suing one company for allegedly failing to properly test its ingredients.
2:04 | 11/07/14

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Thank you. And health news now. And a warning about dietary supplements. Now questions about what's in the bottles as the fda cracks down on a company for fail fog test ingredients in the right way. Mara schiavocampo has the story. Reporter: They're popular to keep from getting sick or for more energy. Now the fda is suing a dietary supplement company for failing to test the ingredients. In one 16-month period alone, the agency took more than 100 actions against dietary supplement companies including warnings and recalls. Naomi wonders if she should have been warned. She started using Chinese her ball supplements in her 20s to treat her recurring skin problem. It was 18 months and cleared up my Ek Se ma. Reporter: But before trying to have a baby, her heavy metal blood counts were so high, it was risky to get pregnant. Research shows that nutritional supplements, include iing herbal ones could have heavy metals. Did you think there was a negative effect? I would have never thought that. Reporter: While they are regulated by the food and drug administration, they are not required to get fda approval before produce organize selling products. Consumer lab.com is an independent group that provides test results to coumers. We at consumer lab find that about 20 to 25% of the products we test don't pass our review. Reporter: They may not contain all the ingredients they claim or not as pure as promised. And herbal supplements can vary more than others. For "Good morning America," Mara schiavocampo, ABC news, new York. We got a statement from the dietary supplement association. Manufacturers are required to come ply with good manufacturing practices. And look for nationally recognized brands or store

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