PBS Frontline Film:
Supplements and Safety
With many stroke survivors now taking or considering taking a supplement to gain an edge in their recovery, I thought I’d repost this on my Stroke blog from my nutrition website with my takeaways after watching the Frontline special earlier this week on supplement safety.
According to a new film by PBS’s Frontline which aired January 19th, “There is no effective system to detect potential harm from supplements”. The film also points the finger at the failed US Medwatch system at the FDA and their weak ability to keep up with all the potentially dangerous nutritional supplements that are hitting the market without adequate regulation.