7 common Supplements not to take

Divya Tripathi

, Health A2Z


Health issues related to the nutrient requirement are problems that are often experienced in India. Where supplements are used to fulfill the daily requirement of nutrient which otherwise not fulfilled with daily diet routines. Your mind pings you with questions, thereof, are supplements safe? Here, we will consider talking about all such supplements not to take.


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Research published by Juniper publishers noted, “The Indian definition for the dietary supplements as per the Food Safety and Security Act 2006 list down the ingredients that a product should have and it also specifies the general properties of nutraceuticals.” And taking into account global and Indian stats of availability there are more than 50,000 dietary supplements.




Increasing health awareness among people is shoving up the growth of supplements. Supplement types that are easily available are Multivitamins, Herbs and Health Drinks, etc. Talking about forms, you will likely find them in powders, granules, tablets, capsules, liquids, etc.


In general, you will find multivitamin/ multi-mineral, herbs, and healthy drinks- either for health conditions any/ both health promotion. As for Supplements not to take, choosing or taking supplements for too long and much will eventually lead to troubles.


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Much to know About Supplements not to take


Misinformation, misconception, overuse or improper use of supplements to boost self-observed health concerns can result in hazardous outcomes. Ingredients used in supplements that can adversely affect one’s health are listed below:


1. Aconite


The ingredient used in supplements claims to provide relief from inflammation, joint pain, gout. Where the risk factor it involves are nausea, vomiting, weakness, paralysis, breathing and heart problems, or can probably lead to death.


2. Caffeine Powder


This dietary supplement ingredient promises to advance attention, strengthens the performance of athletic, and helps ease weight loss. However, the side effect of its heightened when mixed or combined with different stimulants. Problems involving seizures, heart arrhythmia, cardiac arrest, and in the worst-case possible death.


3. Chaparral


Chaparral, an ingredient that claims to help in weight loss, relief-  inflammation, colds, infections, skin rashes, and cancer. While the other side includes kidney problems, liver damage, possibly death as side effects.


4. Coltsfoot


Coltsfoot claims to works as a reliever from common problems like cough, sore throat, laryngitis, bronchitis, and asthma. Where probable damage it can have- liver damage, a possible carcinogen.


5. Comfrey


The supplement ingredient ‘Comfrey’ claims to deal with cough, heavy menstrual periods, stomach problems, chest pain or might treats cancer. Yet, its side effects can lead to damage to liver, cancer or risk of death.


6. Germander


Dietary supplements ingredient Germander declares offset fever, reduce weight, stomach problems, and arthritis. Possible side effects may involve hepatitis, liver damage, or probable death.


7. Green Tea Extract Powder


Then, there are you taking supplements to lose weight, you believe in the claim such supplements offers. Or the ingredients of the supplements offer. While you have a low concern regarding its possible side effects which are dizziness, ringing in the ears, exacerbates anemia and glaucoma, elevates blood pressure and heart rate, liver damage.


In the end, if you are concerned about your health, make sure to stay away from such ingredients mentioned above. Understand that a proper diet can also complete the body’s nutrient requirement. Be sure of the fact that whether you need a supplement or not.


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