Herbal Supplements: To Use or Not to UseCreated by:
From our Pharmacology Class, I gathered that vitamin/herbal supplements are generally frowned upon. Supplements are only used if there are deficiencies in the diet, or as precaution for high risk groups. We even have a group of students who has made it their research paper to know the metal content, especially lead, of some of the leading supplements in our country. Although no reports have been given about adverse effects of these supplements, and good feedback were given from "testimonials" of these products, I understand that it is very hard to trust something which does not have years of study and clinical trials behind its back. So, my question for the health care professionals in others countries, what is your stand regarding these herbal/vitamin supplements?