Supplements are not properly regulated by the FDA. It is the job of the manufacturer to verify that the product is “safe” before it hits the market. However, many ingredients in the supplements might not be safe or can interfere with other products. Here are some supplements that have been linked to alternative side effects.
- ) Aconite
Aconite aka aconite tuber, aconitum, and radix aconite is advertised to help inflammation, joint pain, and wounds. This supplement has been linked to nausea, vomiting, low blood pressure, and heart rhythm disorders.
- ) Bitter Orange
Bitter orange aka aurantii fructus, zhi shi, and citrus aurantium is used in weight loss products, allergy medication, and nasal congestion. This supplement has been linked to fainting, stroke, and death.
- ) Colloidal Silver
Colloidal Silver also known as ionic silver and native silver is used to treat infections, lyme disease, facial redness, HIV/AIDS and more. This can cause your skin to turn a blue hue, kidney problems, and neurological issues.
- ) Country Mallow
This particular supplement is also called heartleaf, Sida cordifolia, and silky white mallow. It is used for nasal congestion, allergies, bronchitis, and weight loss. Country mallow can cause heart attack, heart rhythm issues, stroke and even death.
- ) St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is a very common supplement used for depression, anxiety, and sleep issues. St. John’s Wort mixes poorly with other medication including heart medicines, antidepressants and birth control. It can also cause adverse side effects including nausea, dizziness, and dry mouth.
If you are taking any of these supplements to help with your skin come on down to the Scarless Medspa! We might be able to help you out more than these harmful supplements!