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FDA finds chromium and selenium in dietary supplements

The lab tests are out and it doesn`t look good for the dietary supplements Total Body Formula and Total Body Mega Formula Products. The FDA tests detected concentrations of chromium in these products which are considered hazardous to human health ? in fact, 17 times the acceptable concentrations. The same products already tested positive for hazardous levels of selenium last month.

Chromium and selenium can be beneficial and are said to have antioxidant properties when taken in small amounts. They are present in many multivitamin and dietary supplements. Excessive intake, however, can ?cause fatigue, muscle cramps, hyperactivity, hypoglycemia, renal failure and liver toxicity.?


FDA News, 1 May 2008

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