do we know of any harmful affects these working out supplements are having on our bodies?



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    The most threatening factor in work out supplements are the ingredients. Work out supplements are not monitored by the FDA, which makes them even more scary. Common problems are associated with liver damage, which is a result of the existence of anabolic steroids in the supplements. The attached Wall Street Journal Article outlines several cases of liver damage stemming from supplement intake, in addition to several great resources at the bottom about herbs, vitamins, and other supplemental products.

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    Due to heavy lobbying and the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act, dietary supplements do not have to prove they work or safe to hit the market. Conversations with athletics suggest a link between taking creatine and muscle cramps, muscle spasms, and pulled muscles (however this was not a scientific study). There have also been concerns with kidney stress and liver damage. Taking Andro and DHEA to increase levels of estrogen and testosterane can actually have opposite desired effects. Ephedrin, a caffeine supplement found in diet pills, has numerous negative effects: heart rate irregularities, insomnia, nervousness, tremors, headaches, seizures, heart attacks, stroke, and even death. Over-the-counter appetite suppressants called phenylpropanolamine(PPA) has been linked with hemorrhagic strokes in women ages 18 to 49. When it comes to any diet or health supplement, consult a physician or talk to a pharmacist about potential side effects.

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