Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients In Dietary Supplements

Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients  In Dietary Supplements

Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Over 3,000 food additives such as preservatives, flavourings, colours and other undesirable ingredients are added to the American food supply.

Some of the most common offenders

  • Preservatives: sodium benzoate, sodium nitrite, BHA, BHT, TBHQ
  • Sweeteners and artificial sweeteners: fructose, high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, sucralose, acesulfame
  • Flavour enhancers: monosodium glutamate (MSG), hydrolyzed soy protein, autolyzed yeast extract
  • Artificial colours: FD&C Blue Nos. 1 and 2, FD&C Green No. 3, FD&C Red Nos. 3 and 40, FD&C Yellow Nos. 5 and 6, Orange B, Citrus Red No. 2
  •  Mac & Cheese
  • Toxic ingredients: Colouring agents yellow 5 and yellow 6
  • Sports drinks such as Gatorade, etc
  • Toxic ingredients Colouring agents
  • Fat-Free chips
  • Toxic ingredients: Olestra (aka Olean)
  • Citrus flavoured soda
  • Toxic ingredients:  Brominated vegetable oils  (BVO)
  • Cereals & many snacks
  • Toxic Ingredients: BHA and BHT
  • Regular milk and Yogurt
  • Toxic ingredients: rBGH and rBST

Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients In The Food Supply

In this quality improvement study, analysis of the US Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016 showed that unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients were identified in 776 dietary supplements, and these products were commonly marketed for sexual enhancement, weight loss, or muscle building. The most common adulterants were sildenafil for sexual enhancement supplements, sibutramine for weight loss supplements, and synthetic steroids or steroid-like ingredients for muscle building supplements, with 157 products (20.2%) containing more than 1 unapproved ingredient.

Over half of adults in the United States report consuming dietary supplements. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned of numerous dietary supplements containing undeclared, unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients. These FDA warnings have not been comprehensively analyzed for recent years. Full Story


At least, with your supplements, you can go to this site to find the best supplements.   http://www.toxinless.com/, this is a great website that enables you to identify which brand manufactures supplements with little or no fillers. Also, pay attention to these dangerous supplements and or foods hydrogenated oils, Carrageenan, Silica, polyunsaturated fats, and Titanium Dioxide.

COST (Costco) sells a lot of organic and non-organic products that have very few harmful products.  They also sell many that have harmful ingredients also but focus on the products that don’t. Their organic produce is very reasonably priced.  As an investor, you could use this information to your advantage. When the market pulls back strongly, put some money to work and buy shares in Costco Corporation.  It also happens to pay a dividend.


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