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Can you trust that ad for a dietary supplement?

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Lately, my left knee has been cracking, popping, and locking into place. At some point in our lives, most of us will suffer from aches and pains like these. We might think about taking a health or dietary supplement to help whatever is bothering us.

 

Although some supplements found in pills, powders, and shakes have proven benefits, some don’t. If you’re looking online and you see a site that claims a supplement will cure a disease, stop the aging process, or lose weight fast, be skeptical.

 

Recently, the FTC investigated, and took action against NextGen Nutritionals, LLC. The FTC says the company advertised its supplements would cause dramatic weight loss, treat cancer, treat high blood pressure, and also prevent and treat HIV/AIDS – but it didn’t have reliable evidence that those claims were true.

 

If you’re in the market for a dietary supplement, be skeptical about ads promising miraculous results, or cures for lots of medical issues. Before you buy – or take – a supplement, talk to a healthcare provider to make sure it’s right for you.

To learn more about dietary supplement ads, check out this handy infographic, and visit Ftc.gov/dietarysupplement. If you come across a dietary supplement scam, report it to the FTC.

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About two years ago I was at the hair salon the lady cutting my girl was selling this product forgot the name .. but with promises of giving you many positives with memory.. diabetes and this one was the one that just shocked me .. curing autism .. because someone she knew had taken is and all of a sudden after daily supplements that each bottle is about $15 dollars you have to buy the weekly box .. for two years taking it he got cured .. i was just amazed of the ignorance .. my son has autism .. not curable .. I can’t remember the name of that product..

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