Füllstoffe in Supplements

    • Füllstoffe in Supplements

      Lesen und schockiert sein.

      The New York State attorney general’s office accused four major
      retailers on Monday of selling fraudulent and potentially dangerous
      herbal supplements and demanded that they remove the products from their

      The authorities said they had conducted tests on top-selling store
      brands of herbal supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target,
      Walgreens and Walmart — and found that four out of five of the products
      did not contain any of the herbs on their labels. The tests showed that
      pills labeled medicinal herbs often contained little more than cheap
      fillers like powdered rice, asparagus and houseplants, and in some cases
      substances that could be dangerous to those with allergies.

      The investigation came as a welcome surprise to health experts who have
      long complained about the quality and safety of dietary supplements,
      which are exempt from the strict regulatory oversight applied to
      prescription drugs.

      The Food and Drug Administration has targeted individual supplements
      found to contain dangerous ingredients. But the announcement Monday was
      the first time that a law enforcement agency had threatened the biggest
      retail and drugstore chains with legal action for selling what it said
      were deliberately misleading herbal products.

      Among the attorney general’s findings was a popular store brand of
      ginseng pills at Walgreens, promoted for “physical endurance and
      vitality,” that contained only powdered garlic and rice. At Walmart, the
      authorities found that its ginkgo biloba, a Chinese plant promoted as a
      memory enhancer, contained little more than powdered radish,
      houseplants and wheat — despite a claim on the label that the product
      was wheat- and gluten-free.

      Three out of six herbal products at Target — ginkgo biloba, St. John’s
      wort and valerian root, a sleep aid — tested negative for the herbs on
      their labels. But they did contain powdered rice, beans, peas and wild
      carrots. And at GNC, the agency said, it found pills with unlisted
      ingredients used as fillers, like powdered legumes, the class of plants
      that includes peanuts and soybeans, a hazard for people with allergies.

      The attorney general sent the four retailers cease-and-desist letters on
      Monday and demanded that they explain what procedures they use to
      verify the ingredients in their supplements.

      “Mislabeling, contamination and false advertising are illegal,” said
      Eric T. Schneiderman, the state attorney general. “They also pose
      unacceptable risks to New York families — especially those with
      allergies to hidden ingredients.”

      The attorney general’s investigation was prompted by an article in the
      New York Times in 2013 that raised questions about widespread labeling
      fraud in the supplement industry. The article referred to research at
      the University of Guelph in Canada that found that as many as a third of
      herbal supplements tested did not contain the plants listed on their
      labels — only cheap fillers instead.

      Industry representatives have argued that any problems are caused by a
      handful of companies on the fringe of the industry. But New York’s
      investigation specifically targeted store brands at the nation’s
      drugstore and retail giants, which suggests that the problems are

      “If this data is accurate, then it is an unbelievably devastating
      indictment of the industry,” said Dr. Pieter Cohen, an assistant
      professor at Harvard Medical School and an expert on supplement safety.
      “We’re talking about products at mainstream retailers like Walmart and
      Walgreens that are expected to be the absolute highest quality.”

      Weitere Infos: well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02…-at-major-retailers/?_r=1
    • xxxplode schrieb:

      kurz zusammengefasst in deutsch wär cool.
      die meisten hier sind dumme bbler ohne hirnmasse. nur bizepsmasse :love: :D
      Kein Ding ;)

      Der Artikel sagt, dass bei GNC, Target, Walgreens und Walmart 5 Supplements auf Ihren Inhalt getestet wurden und bei 4 von diesen Produkten hauptsächlich Pulver aus geschreddertem Reis, Spargel, Zimmerpflanzen, Erbsen, Bohnen oder Nüssen statt der angegebenen Stoffe drinne war.
      Gut, es handelt sich hierbei nur um Supps wie Ginkgo und so, aber bedenklich ist es trotzdem was die Kontrolle von Nahrungsergänzungsmitteln angeht.
    • hey wieso ist doch cool...das ist geSHREDDEDer Reis drin...Davon wird man bestimmt Shredded as Fuaaaark :D

      ne mal im ernst...ist doch oft so! Oftmals wird auch illegales Zeug in Legales reingehauen um am Anfang für Aufsicht zu sorgen, siehe Craze 1. Version... Amphetamine etc...
    • Meines Wissens nach nicht CLS. Du kannst erstmal produzieren und verkaufen was du willst. Das Label muss stimmen. Das ist wichtig - was dann letztlich drin ist ist erstmal egal. Wird ja nicht jedes Produkt von Behörden geprüft o.ä. Das wäre viel zu teuer und aufwendig. Erst bei gerechtfertigtem Verdacht wird sowas eingeleitet.

      So war es doch schon oft. Dedicated Unstoppable z.B. Plötzlich was drin was keiner wusste. Solche Dinge kommen ja immer wieder vor. Daher, so sicher können wir uns nie sein. Es wird viel getrickst.