Natural supplements may be detrimental rather than beneficial
Mention high fructose corn syrup and people will think you’re on a suicide mission. Actually, back in 2004 there was an uncertain statement that fructose gets converted to fat and this could lead to liver damage as well as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
In 1976 the United States Food and Drug Administration made the statement that HFCS was safe.
In the 1980s, HFCS replaced sucrose as the main sweetener of soft drinks in the United States. Why has HFCS been so important? It adds taste, texture and freshness to such items as cookies while making the food more stable and consistent when added to the product. Those cookies will stay moist and delay in drying out. According to studies, our bodies cannot differ from sucrose for sweetening and HFCS. Whether we drink sodas or swallow HFCS, obesity, diabetes and heart disease await us as the years go by. Despite all this, everyone should try to avoid drinking soda, loaded with calories.
Sometimes people find a need for natural supplements. They try these items hoping to get energy, strength and be more alert when tired. Here lies the danger. No one should rely on help from supplements. When you’re tired, get into bed! These products can be dangerous. A small amount can lead to death. It is up to the manufacturer to take an item off the market. Recent products have contained lethal amounts of selenium and chromium. Another contained Ephedra, also known as Ma huang, a Chinese herb that causes liver damage but is intended to help get body weight control. The manufacturer might claim its product is useful in the treatment of cancer.
Most important, why are these needed? The buyer should be aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not get involved with these until people complain. It is the manufacturers who handle the responsibilities and often they resist canceling a product. Some are aimed at weight loss but cause liver damage, there is even a male aphrodisiac for sexual stimulation.
Take care of your liver and life. Never accept what you read on a product without proof.