Consumer Watch – Part 003: Dietary Supplements

Pill Supplements

Pill Supplements can come in capsules, gels, or pressed forms

It doesn’t seem like a week goes by without somebody talking about a supplement they take, or something you should take to fix some ailment. It seems like these dietary supplements are almost magical in nature. People from all walks of life seem to be on this bandwagon nowadays. Are these things popular because they work, or popular because people are being taken advantage of? The answer is a bit of both.

This infographic shows both the popularity of a supplement (by circle size), as well as scientific evidence of efficacy (stronger evidence towards the top). There is a link at the bottom, or here, that shows all of the articles and data that the graphic is based on.

Dietary Supplements

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