It’s NATURAL so it must be healthy and of course safe?!
As another CBC Marketplace episode uncovered there may be some concern over the supplements we might be taking. While many people may assume because these are marketed as natural they must be safe but this is not as clear as one may think and there are huge inconsistencies in these supplements as they are not regulated (although this will likely change soon).
The supplement in question – green tea extract is not only found in weight loss supplements but in some multivitamins!! The evidence for the need for further investigation into our supplementation is mounting and this process is underway. https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/programs/consultation-regulation-self-care-products.html
Moral of the story…..apply caution when purchasing supplements and try to be your own detective. When in doubt – seek out the help of a professional such as your pharmacist or a registered dietitian to help you sort out the muddy world of natural health products!!