FDA Finds Majority of Herbal Supplements at GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, And Target Don’t Contain What They Claim – Instead Cheap Fillers Like Wheat And Soy Powder


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Walmart, Walgreens, Target, and GNC are taking full advantage of the lack of regulation in regards to herbals products and selling the public supplements that do not contain the herbs on the label.

According to an investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, these major retail stores sell dietary supplements that do not contain the herbs shown on their labels and many of which included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list.

They all received cease-and-desist letters askingthat they stop selling these supplements. “Contamination, substitution and falsely labeling herbal products constitute deceptive business practices and, more importantly, present considerable health risks for consumers,” said the letters, first reported today by the New York Times.

From GNC, Herbal Plus brand:

Gingko Biloba:

St. John’s Wort

Ginseng

Garlic

Echinacea

Saw Palmetto

From Target, Up & Up brand

Gingko Biloba

St. John’s Wort

Garlic

 

Echinacea

Saw Palmetto

Valerian Root

From Walgreens, Finest Nutrition brand

Gingko Biloba

St. John’s Wort

Ginseng

Garlic

Echinacea

Saw Palmetto

From Walmart, Spring Valley brand

Gingko Biloba

St. John’s Wort

Ginseng

Garlic

Echinacea

 

Saw Palmetto

Source: livingtraditionally.com